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Global Dialogues on Global History

Wann 24.05.2010 um 09:00 bis
26.05.2010 um 18:00
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum EG
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Global Dialogues on Global History

Internationale Konferenz, finanziert von der VolkswagenStiftung

Konzept und Organisation:
Sven Beckert, Harvard University, (External Senior Fellow 2008/09, FRIAS School of History) und Dominic M. Sachsenmaier, Duke University


Global Dialogues on Global History

During the past few years, historians in many different parts of the world have sought to internationalize and globalize their perspectives on the past. Their work increasingly transcends the history of particular nation-states and instead investigates transnational, transoceanic and other long-distance connections throughout human history. However, despite all efforts to gain new global visions of the past, the debates surrounding this new movement have remained rather provincial in nature and scope. In fact, most theoretical exchanges on the potential tasks, responsibilities and potentials of global history remain largely confined to national or at most regional conversations.

The conference contributes to building an international dialogue between different regional and conceptual approaches to global history. This conversation began in the winter of 2008, when a joint Harvard/Duke conference entitled “Global History, Globally” convened scholars from all continents to report on their respective perspectives on global history. The second meeting, “Global Dialogues on Global History,” which is sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation and takes place at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), will deepen the discussion on some of the key themes that had emerged during the first conference. Among the topics to be discussed are the global sociologies of knowledge surrounding this field and the tensions between national and global historical approaches in different parts of the world. In addition, the conference will seek to gain a more comprehensive understanding of conceptual developments such as efforts to decenter global and transnational narratives.

Conference Programme (pdf-file)