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2-3 Dec 21, Exploratory Workshop on Global Infrastructures

Together with our partners at GHI Washington, the Kolleg hosted an exploratory workshop on ‘Global Infrastructures: In/Exclusion’ from 2 to 3 December 2021. Ever since the rising trend of Global History in the early 2000s, numerous studies have celebrated the exploration of past border-crossings and far-reaching transregional relations. This enthusiasm, however, has provoked increasing skepticism toward smooth narratives of connectivity, increasing mobility flows, and networks. This workshop examined approaches to Global History that emphasise the interplay of connections and interruptions, of integration and exclusion, of expansion and reterritorialization. Contributors included Boris Belge (Basel), Andreas Greiner, Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş, Mario Peters (all GHI Washington) as well as Paul Blickle, Tom Menger and Christoph Streb (all Munich).