CfP: Anti-Colonial Narratives, 1905–1955. Lives and Legacies

Book proposal

Editor: Fredrik Petersson, Associate Professor of Colonial and Postcolonial Global History, Åbo Akademi University, Lecturer in History, Stockholm University

The title – Anti-Colonial Narratives, 1905–1955. Lives and Legacies – aims to give voice to anti-colonial narratives with an emphasis on individuals that either had a leading role in advancing anti-colonialism as a political, social, or cultural practice during the first half of the twentieth century. But even more importantly, it aims to put into conversation the histories of those individuals that have been placed largely in the margin of anti-colonial historiography and thereby reduced to the dustbin of history. The uncovering of individual and less-known encounters is central for the project.

Deadline for abstracts: 15.12.2021

Book release: Locating the Global

Our long-anticipated book project has finally been released! What was thrown around as a catch phrase during our seminars a few years ago, has now been published as the title of our volume in De Gruyter’s series Dialectics of the Global.

Spaces, Networks, and Interactions from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Edited by: Holger Weiss
De Gruyter Oldenbourg  |  2020

ISBN: 978-3-11-067066-0

ISBN: 978-3-11-067075-2

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CfA International Summer School:

“Global and transregional history: empirical approaches to concepts, debates and conditions”

organized by the European Network of Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) and the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH), with the support of the Global History Lab (Åbo Akademi University, Turku) and the Graduate School of Global and Area Studies, Leipzig University

Date: 22 – 24.06.2020
Venue: Åbo Akademi University, Turku (Finland)

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GHL study circle: Mamadou Diouf

The study circle is online again. To our amazement we only recently found the excellent work by Mamadou Diouf who is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies, the Director of Institute for African Studies, and a professor of Western African history at Columbia University. (source: Wikipedia)

Here we discuss his article from 1998 ‘The French Colonial Policy of Assimilation and the Civility of the Originaires of the Four Communes (Senegal): A Nineteenth Century Globalization Project’

Master’s Program in “Global History” at the University of Bayreuth

On the behalf of colleagues in Bayreuth, we would like to spread the news among (undergraduate) history students and other possible interested parties about this opportunity (see attached message below).

Dear colleagues,

we are happy to inform you that a new Master’s Program in “Global History” at the University of Bayreuth is now open for application. This Master’s program not only offers a general introduction to the theories and methods of global history, but also enables students to specialize in one of three world regions and expand their language skills accordingly. They can choose between Africa, Europe or the Atlantic World and the Americas; but they may also choose transnational/-regional history as their individual field of expertise.

Please find more information by following this link:

With kind regards,
Joel Glasman and Kristin Skottki

Who’s history? Report shows many minorities are poorly included in Finnish history teaching

The largest newspaper in Finland pays attention to a newly published report (in Finnish) by Historians without borders in Finland on how colonialism is regarded in the subject matter of university courses. It also studies how minorities and people with diverse historical backgrounds, who might or might not share milestones in Finnish history, are included in history teaching in schools.

Results show that there is still a lot of work to be done in both how colonialism and its legacy is being taught at university level and in the way schoolbooks could include the increasing multicultural backgrounds of today’s Finns. The report committee was led by Holger Weiss and GHL is also mentioned in the report as one of several platforms where these issues can be discussed and influenced towards the better.

Finnish article below:

GHL study circle: Karl Schlögel

In this podcast we revisit our meeting in Falun last May, where we discussed Karl Schlögel’s “In Space We Read Time”. The translation of the original, “Im Raume lesen wir die Zeit” published in 2003, has been highly anticipated. Hope you enjoy our discussion and thoughts on it!

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ENIUGH 2020 to be organized in Turku!

Save the date! The lab welcomes all friends of global history to Turku in 2020 to participate in the  the Sixth European Congress on World and Global History (ENIUGH). The main theme for the congress is ‘Minorities in Global history’. Hope to see you there!

“The ENIUGH congress will be organised in Turku on 25–28 June 2020. The congress will be the sixth of its kind. The previous congress, held in Budapest in 2017, hosted 750 delegates.”