Announcements
20.06.2019 Anna Maguire, History Department, King’s College London

In Paul Gilroy’s After Empire (2004), multiculturalism drifts, exists, resists and persists through boisterous and ongoing convivial cultures. This one-day conference will investigate the opportunities and limits of convivial spaces of the metropolis: places in the city where solidarities, kindness and intimacy have developed and been sustained between London’s plural constituents, but also where the edges of conviviality have been strained, policed or contested.

The conference hopes to consider how conviviality might offer ‘a more radical ideal of urban interaction’, that is ground level and extra-governmental, but can also be forced or imposed from above.

- How and where were such spaces constituted and by whom?

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Reviews
Gluck, Mary: The Invisible Jewish Budapest, Wisconsin 2016
Rez. von Karl Brown, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

In The Invisible Jewish Budapest, Mary Gluck argues that the “complex urban modernity” that emerged in Budapest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries resulted from “the development of a uniquely Jewish modernity that became part of the larger Hungarian cultural landscape” (p.

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Journals

Realising Eurasia. Empire and Connectivity during Three Millennia
Herausgegeben von Chris Hann

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Articles
Von Oana-Ramona Ilovan

The period at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th gave a boost to the fashion of collecting postcards because this was the Golden Age of postcards production (this was due to the utility of postcards as a means of communication in a variety of situations rather than strictly related to tourism [1]).

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Conference Reports
20.03.2019 - 22.03.2019 SFB 1288 "Praktiken des Vergleichens", Universität Bielefeld
Von Malin Sonja Wilckens / Julian Gärtner, SFB 1288 „Praktiken des Vergleichens“, Universität Bielefeld

Inwiefern sind Praktiken des Vergleichens von biologischen, anthropologischen oder kognitionspsychologischen Dispositionen und Operationen abhängig? Diese Frage stand im Zentrum der Midterm-Konferenz des Bielefelder SFBs „Praktiken des Vergleichens“. Der Forschungsverbund befasst sich weniger mit dem Vergleichen als wissenschaftliche Methode, sondern betrachtet das Vergleichen als eigenen Untersuchungsgegenstand und verfolgt dabei vor allem ein historisches Erkenntnisinteresse.

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Opportunities
01.01.2020 Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)