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CfA: Winter school "Global History - Challenges and Opportunities" in New Delhi

09. Sep. 2019

The winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India will take place February 16-21, 2020 at the India International Centre in New Delhi and is organized jointly by the HCTS, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute, London.

Prof. Monica Juneja, the HCTS professor of Global Art History convenes the winter school toghehter with Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, and Indra Sengupta, is directed at PhD and early career scholars mainly from German and Indian universities who are working with the methods and approaches of global history or are interested in these, regardless of the region they have specialised in. The sessions will engage with the relationship between global history, the history of colonialism and local or micro-history and the methodological challenge posed by languages and concepts to the writing of global history.

Also, the winter school will address the following set of conceptual and methodological questions: How can globality as a critical perspective be fruitful in bringing the intellectual insights of regional experiences beyond Euro-America into more general analyses of historical phenomena? How do we move beyond the academic and institutional divisions between the so-called area-studies and an unmarked “mainstream” if we want to overcome the trap of universalising narratives? Conversely: What is at stake when we choose a global approach? What are the issues that such an approach is ill-equipped to address?

Three thematic areas of study will be dealt with: 1) the history of labour; 2) the history of pedagogic practice and 3) the history of peripatetic objects. The focus will be on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While not the express intention of the school, in view of the location of the winter school, many of the themes may have a focus on India or South Asia, although our aim is to open the study of the region up to new questions and perspectives.

The winter school invites applications from PhD and early career scholars (no more than 2 years post-PhD) from history and related disciplines at Indian and German universities who are using or are interested to use global history approaches in their research. The deadline for applications is October 11, 2019.

 

You can find more information on the programme and the criteria for applications in the PDF below.


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