30.09.2020 Anton Tarradellas, Université de Genève; Romain Landmeters, Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles

Since Antiquity, African students have travelled to join or create education centres. They first went to Alexandria for its inexhaustible library. Then, during the expansion of Islam, itinerant scholars took their disciples with them or sent them to Koranic schools: students left for Karawiyyin University in Fez or that of Al-Azhar in Cairo, others joined the intellectual centres of Timbuktu, Gao or Kano.

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Rev. by Dominiek Dendooven, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, and University of Antwerp

This book is the result of the eponymous symposium held in Hanover in May 2017 which explored the links between experience, historiography and commemoration of the First World War in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In this sense, this collective work perfectly fits within the recent tendency in First World research towards a ‘Greater War’ as advocated by Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela.[1] These leading scholars plea to break out of the traditional chronological and geographical boundaries to include the non-western world and to extend the field of research into the pre-war and post-war periods.

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By Sebastian Dorsch, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Erfurt; Sebastian Jobs, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin; Baz Lecocq, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Barbara Mittler, Institut für Sinologie, Universität Heidelberg; Margrit Pernau, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
By Stefan Telle

1. Populism, Citizenship, European Integration

The paper seeks to make a contribution to the debate[1] around explaining the recent surge in populism across the European Union (EU). To this end, it critically engages with the “supply- and demand-paradigm” in populism research.[2] The paper identifies several deficiencies (i.e.

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Conference Reports
29.08.2019 - 30.08.2019 Christof Dejung, Universität Bern; David Motadel, London School of Economics and Political Science
By Bastiaan Bouwman, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

From 29 to 30 August 2019, a group of emerging and established scholars gathered at the London School of Economics and Political Science to reflect on the theme of ‘Global Social History: Class and Social Transformation in World History’. The conference sought to explore the possibilities and limits of ‘global social history’, a subfield still in the making, owing in part to the decline of social history during the global turn of the 1990s.

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15.08.2020 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University