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HUMSS - Jürgen Osterhammel

Jürgen OsterhammelProf. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Osterhammel
University of Freiburg

The Current Crisis of Global History
When Oct 21, 2019
from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar Room
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Attendees Universitätsoffen / Open to university members
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The Current Crisis of Global History


In recent years, Global History has been one of the more successful emerging subfields in historical studies world-wide, receiving a good deal of attention not least beyond academia. FRIAS has decided to host a "Balzan-FRIAS Project in Global History" running until 2022. One of its purposes is to throw a critical light on Global History's strengths and weaknesses. The lecture will focus on the costs of success - overextension, sloppy arguments and unasked questions. Some of the issues to be addressed will also be pertinent for global studies in a broader sense.