18.04.2020 - 19.04.2020 Sergey Glebov, Smith College, Mass., US; Alexander Vileykis, Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tyumen, Russia

Since the rise of liberal economic theory, trade was widely viewed as a universalizing experience. Not only did classical liberals consider commerce a tool of civilization but they also widely assumed that economic exchanges would serve as great equalizers and would benefit every side involved in economic exchange.

At the same time, various imperial formations which emerged in Eurasia thrived on the production and management of ethnic, cultural, social, and confessional differences.

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Rev. by Nina Weller, Europa-Universität Viadrina

Wie kaum eine andere europäische Region wurde Mittel- und Osteuropa in den letzten Jahren zum Terrain kultureller Wiederentdeckungen und geschichtspolitischer Projektionsflächen. Zahlreiche Publikationen widmen sich der wechselvollen (trans)nationalen Verflechtungs- und Gewaltgeschichte Mittel- und Osteuropas und seinen (Neu)Verortungen zwischen regionalen und globalen Herausforderungen.[1] Die Faszination für die Heterogenität in den vielvölkerreichen Peripherien der ehemaligen Imperien wie Galizien, die Bukowina, die Karpaten, die Prypjatregion, die Walachei, das Banat u.a.

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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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