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Conference panel: State and State Building in a Transcultural Context

Apr 14, 2011 - Apr 17, 2011

Eniugh Congress  

A 9 Cultural Transfer as a Factor of State Building organised a panel on the Third European Congress on World and Global History (14-17of April)

16.4.2011: State and State Building in a Transcultural Context. The Case of Asia and Europe During the Early Modern period


This panel posits that interaction between Europeans and Asians on an administrative level during the early modern period led to state-building in a transcultural context. These interactions often resulted in hybrid administrative institutions, transfer in the military field, and in the re-shaping of the concept of state. The first aim of the panel is to elucidate the hybridized processes of state-formation as a result of entanglement and cultural transfer. Second, the general assumption that the European State model was a completely self-contained entity, resulting from a uniquely European process of state-formation, will be questioned.

Convenor / Chair

Antje Flüchter (University of  Heidelberg)


Zoltán Biedermann (Birkbeck University of London)
Binu Mailaparambil (University of Bielefeld)
Barend Noordam (University of  Heidelberg)
Gauri Parasher (University of  Heidelberg)