01.06.2022 Edoardo Altamura, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Sebastian Álvaren, Latin American Centre, Oxford

The Special Issue “Business and Finance in Latin America: From the Oil Shock to the Debt Crisis” aims to bring new insights into the current debates by looking at how local and foreign entrepreneurs, financiers and state actors reacted to, and dealt with, the unstable economic and political context that preceded and followed the outbreak of the international debt crisis of 1982.

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Rev. by Yasmine Najm, Leipzig University

Gilian Glaes, visiting professor of history at the University of Montana-Missoula, recently published her first monograph, in which she explores the political activism of francophone sub-Saharan African immigrants to France in the postcolonial and Cold War era and the role this struggle played in shaping French public welfare policies in Paris and the Ile-de-France region surrounding the city.

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Mit der aktuellen Ausgabe führt die Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte ihr Konzept weiter, einen globalhistorischen Themenschwerpunkt mit weiteren unabhängigen Beiträgen zu kombinieren. Einige Rezensionen ausgewählter Publikationen ergänzen wie üblich die Zusammenstellung.

Der aktuelle Themenschwertpunkt wird von Harald Kleinschmidt herausgegeben und thematisiert die Globalisierung des europäischen Weltbilds seit der Frühen Neuzeit.

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By Nataša Jagdhuhn

In its very conception, the museum as an institution functions as a symbol and social lever for the consolidation of the Eurocentric idea of “universal knowledge” production, while concurrently serving the purpose of “civilizing” the “Other”. With the liberation of African countries from colonial grip following World War II, and especially in the 1960s and 1970s, debates around decolonizing museums gained importance among the newly established international circles of museum professionals.

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Conference Reports
13.11.2020 - 14.11.2020 Berthold Unfried/ Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna
By Claudia Martínez Hernández, Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

The online International Workshop “Alternative Forms of Globalization? The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) as Development Organization” was held between 13. and 14. November at the University of Vienna and organized by Berthold Unfried and Claudia Martínez Hernández within the framework of the FWF/Austrian Science Fund sponsored research project “Entanglements between Cuba and the German Democratic Republic (GDR): mobilities, exchanges, circulations within the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance”.

In its introduction, BERTHOLD UNFRIED (Wien) highlighted that by admitting “underdeveloped” (“subdesarrollado” by Cuba’s own self-definition) extra European states as members, the CMEA was confronted with the problem of massive economic inequality among its members on a global scale.

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01.10.2021, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie, Universität Leipzig