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/