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Narrating an Entagled World: to What End(s) do we Write Global History?

March 21-22, 2014

Location:

Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212

Organiser: 

A13 Subaltern Diplomacy, MC12 Floating Spaces

 

Global History, in its attempt to narrate stories of an entangled world, is confronted with several challenges on different levels: the need for an adapted methodology enabling an altered read of conventional and the acquisition of new sources, the rethinking of established categories, concepts and their Eurocentric implications, and finally the reflection of possible meta-narratives. In other words, how do we write “global narrations” and where do they lead to? Older narratives, like National History or Marxist History were told along a predefined teleology and were furthermore directed towards a specific destination (e.g. the sovereign nation-state or a world-wide rule of the worker class). Does Global History lack such a linear storyline? If so, does it need one and do we as researchers share a common intention? Or are we telling stories with an open ending?

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Newspapers and Transculturality: New Approaches to Working with Historical Newspapers

Jan 30, 2014 - Feb 01, 2014

 

Location:

Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212

Organiser: 

Rudolph Ng (GPTS-4), Johanna de Schmidt (MC-12), Anna Sawerthal (D-19)

The conference seeks to bring together junior and senior scholars who are studying the history of newspapers or else intensively using historical newspapers as their primary sources. The use of these sources can hardly escape conventional perspectives based on national interests and state policies without a deeper probe into the inner workings of editorial procedures and sometimes contradictory messages that some newspapers have given. The workshop focuses on a transcultural approach to studies of historical newspapers, or to those using them as primary sources, as an alternative option to the conventional methodology.

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Symposium: Being in Transit - Shipboard Travel and its Role in Nineteenth-Century Globalization

April 04.-06, 2013

Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)

The conference focused on the role of intercontinental ship passages in globalisation processes. The participants examined the phenomenon of transit and transition with regard to its sociocultural meaning. The time period encompasses the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.

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