30.06.2019 - 05.07.2019 Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tyumen State University; Center for Historical Research, Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg

The graduate summer school will explore the past of the Russian Empire and the USSR through approaches generated by global history and new imperial histories. Contemporary historical scholarship is an on-going international conversation focusing on a number of key themes and attendant approaches, such as human diversity, the emergence of modern state and mass societies, global political order and universalist political visions, interactions between humans and the environment, movements of people, goods, and ideas, imperial and national political formations; colonialism and forms of indirect rule and domination.

Ali, Tariq Omar: A Local History of Global Capital, Princeton 2018
Rez. von Nikolay Kamenov, The Graduate Institute Geneva

History writing has long been preoccupied with manifestations of difference as well as different manifestations of historical processes in far removed regions. To go a step further, one of the great promises of Global History as a sub-discipline has been the incorporation and analysis of seemingly disparate phenomena as integral parts of a single history.

Von Konrad Pędziwiatr

The 100th anniversary of Fatima and 300 years since the coronation of the highly venerated Black Madonna of Czestochowa were celebrated in Poland on 7 October 2017 with a mass religious event called “Rosary to the Borders”.[1] This day also marked the anniversary of the Christian victory over Ottoman Turks in the sea battle of Lepanto in 1571.

Conference Reports
06.09.2018 - 08.09.2018 ITH - International Conference of Labour and Social History
Von Dietmar Lange, Freie Universität Berlin; Lukas Neissl, Universität Wien

Two anniversaries set the agenda for the yearly ITH Conference, the long-standing forum of labour historians. While it was the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution last year, this year the anniversaries of the revolutions in Central Europe in 1918 and the movement of 1968 motivated the conference organisers to examine different forms of democratic participation and self-management at the workplace.