Connections continues geschichte.transnational

Connections continues the work of geschichte.transnational, which has been published as a review forum since 2004. Today, Connections broadens the perspective by also addressing global and transregional as well as transnational entanglements that increasingly characterize our present world.


21.06.2018 - 22.06.2018 Katherine Quinn, Institute of the Americas, University College London

Focusing on the experience of the Americas, and in light of the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, this conference analyses the impact, legacies and memories of that exceptional year. 1968 witnessed a number of dramatic events in the Americas: militant student activism in Mexico City, Kingston, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro and New York; violent protests against the Vietnam war and racial discrimination in the US; the ‘Rodney riots’ in Jamaica and the emergence of a Caribbean Black Power movement; feminist protests and the rise of women’s liberation; the election of Pierre Trudeau and the growth of Quebec separatism in Canada; the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and the election of Richard Nixon in the US; the installation of the Government of the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Peru; and the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City on the eve of the 1968 Olympics, where US athletes Tommy Smith and John Carlos took the Black Power salute.

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Hoffmann, Richard Charles: An Environmental History of Medieval Europe, Cambridge 2014
Rev. by Wolfgang Gruber, Universität Wien / Centre for Development Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Richard C. Hoffmann hat ohne Zweifel eine gewissenhafte und höchst fundierte Recherche unternommen und kann auf eine lange einschlägige Publikationsliste im Arbeitsgebiet verweisen. Der Band bringt die Forschung des Autors von mehr als einem Jahrzehnt zur mittelalterlichen europäischen Umweltgeschichte zusammen und versucht die Beziehungen zwischen Menschen und der Umwelt in der westlichen mittelalterlichen Welt zwischen 450 und 1550 zu verstehen.[1] Dieses Buch kann als Beweis dafür gelten, dass Interdisziplinarität nicht nur „mühsam“ ist, sondern hochwertige Ergebnisse und neue Perspektiven liefern kann.

Das Buch bietet der Zielgruppe, den (zukünftigen) HistorikerInnen, eine breite Palette an Vertiefungsmöglichkeiten, ermöglicht aber auch Kollegen aus anderen Fächern einen Einstieg in das Thema..

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Conference Reports
22.06.2017 - 23.06.2017 Centre for the History of War, Media and Society, University of Kent; Department of History, University Ghent; CegeSoma, Brussels; Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies, NIOD, Amsterdam
By Oli Parken, University of Kent

The central aim of the two days conference was to bridge the gap between micro/macro, local/regional, and global/transnational approaches to the history of both world wars, which came in response to the recent publication of Nico Wouters’ monograph “Mayoral Collaboration under Nazi Occupation: Belgium, the Netherlands and France, 1938–46”[1].

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