17.10.2018 Philippe Bourmaud (Univ. Jean-Moulin Lyon 3), Iyas Hassan (ENS Lyon), Aline Schlaepfer (Univ. de Genève)

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Sur des modes divers, les historiographies nationales du Moyen-Orient ont présenté la sortie de l'Empire ottoman comme une rupture, parfois assortie d'un déni d'héritage, et en tout état de cause accompagnée de refontes globales des pratiques et des référents culturels.

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Byrne, Jeffrey James: Mecca of Revolution, Oxford 2016
Rev. by Marcia C. Schenck, Internationales Geisteswissenschaftliches Kolleg Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive (re:work), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The book takes its title from Amilcar Cabral’s 1969 reference to Algiers as an interconnected place (p. 3) and alludes to travels of figureheads such as Nelson Mandela or Che Guevara but also to the journeys of all sorts of left-leaning people (nicknamed pieds rouge (p. 5)) from around the globe who were fascinated by the laboratory of the Algerian revolution.

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By Katja Naumann / Matthias Middell

Bibliography of Global History: Introduction

on behalf of the NOGWHISTO bureau acting as the editorial committee for the bibliography

Reaching well into the past, bibliographies have been one of the key tools enabling border-crossing scientific exchanges. Reviewing and assessing the literature published in a particular field of knowledge has a long tradition.

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Conference Reports
21.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 Martin Baumeister, German Historical Institute (GHI), Rome; Martin Schulze Wessel / Martina Niedhammer, Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich; International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th Century Europe"; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan; Charles University, Prague; Masaryk University, Brno
By Kerstin von der Krone, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

The last decades saw an increasing interest in global and transnational history, and historians have highlighted the various and often complex entanglements between world regions as well as processes and practices of globalization that are by no means exclusive to the present. The history of religions provides ample examples of the interdependencies between the local and the regional, the national and the global.

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