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Online discussion with the Edinburgh Centre for Global History



On Wednesday, 3 November 2021, researchers from Edinburgh and Munich will come together in a roundtable on ‘Disconnection and (institutional) cooperation in Global History’.


The roundtable considers how the concept of ‘disconnect’ could be useful for thinking about the research agenda of global history and its relationship to the present – and how to counter ‘disconnect’ at an institutional level.


Confirmed speakers are: Christina Brauner (Tübingen/Munich), Jeremy Dell, Meha Priyadarshini (both Edinburgh) and Roland Wenzlhuemer (Munich). The event will be chaired by Ismay Milford (Edinburgh).

The roundtable will start at 4 pm GMT (5 pm CET). As this is a cross-Channel cooperation, let me point out that is truly on the hour, rather than the German quarter past convention.



The online event will be hosted on MS Teams. Please register, if you want to participate. More information on the ECGH programme and the registration links can be found here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/centre-global-history/events-and-seminars/current-programme

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Re-examining Empires from the Margins: Towards a New Imperial History of Europe

Re-examining Empires from the Margins: Towards a New Imperial History of Europe

22–23 October 2021



This two-day international workshop, organised by Dr Bernhard Schär and Dr Mikko Toivanen, brings together scholars working at the forefront of new research into the historical imperial entanglements of European spaces not conventionally thought of as major imperial powers. Cases considered include, among others, the present-day Nordic countries and parts of Central and Eastern Europe. The purpose of the event is to encourage fruitful dialogue between experts working on different geographical regions, providing an opportunity to take stock and learn from each other, but also to identify gaps in the emerging literature and push the field into fruitful new directions. In particular, the workshop will explore the ways in which a ‘view from the margins’ can transcend individual national contexts and enrich our global understanding of the transnational workings of empire.


For more details, see the workshop call for papers (now closed) at https://www.hsozkult.de/


Contact: Dr. Bernhard Schär (bernhard.schaer@gmw.gess.ethz.ch)
Dr. Mikko Toivanen (Mikko.Toivanen@eui.eu)




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