Global historians have outlined over the last two decades topics and approaches that set the foundations for a transforming field. Transcending national frameworks, challenging Eurocentric narratives and tracing border-crossing connections and interactions between societies, communities and individuals, as well as decentred comparisons are some of its common denominators that have gained substance through particular case studies. Doctoral researchers that in their dissertations explore global, transregional and transnational perspectives are key for forming these avenues and for reflecting on the related conceptual debates and socio-political conditions of writing world and global histories.
With that in mind, the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) is happy to announce its summer school in partnership with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH), and invites PhD students to present on-going research exploring relations, transfers and entanglements between actors or groups of actors located in, or spanning, different regions of the world in a comparative and longue durée perspective. The summer school provides the perfect platform to kick-start a week of intense discussions that will culminate in the 6th European Congress on World and Global History (25–28 June 2020).
10th Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) Summer School
Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences across the globe for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all participants. As a truly transnational, transregional, transdisciplinary collaboration, it profits from the willingness of participants to share the core argument of their current research project and to situate it in a global context.
FUTH takes its name from Poland's Flying University, an underground educational movement first started in Warsaw in the late 19th century under Russian rule, and later revived during the Nazi occupation to offer alternative educational opportunities beyond the confines of state control and government censorship. FUTH was founded in 2010 by Jie-Hyun Lim, while he was the director of the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture (RICH) at Hanyang University. Since 2015, its head office has been relocated to the Critical Global Studies Institute (CGSI) at Sogang University.
Currently, FUTH's partner institutions are Leipzig University (Germany), University of Pittsburgh (USA), St. Andrews University (UK), University of Tampere (Finland), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Cornell University (USA), NIOD (Netherland), Osaka University (Japan) and Sogang University (South Korea). The hosting of FUTH is rotated each year among these partner institutions. In 2020, the 10th FUTH Summer School is held in partnership with the European Network in Universal and Global History, on the eve of the 6th European Congress on World and Global History.
European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)
For more than two decades the European Network in Universal and Global History promotes research and teaching in the fields of world and global history. As a multilingual forum it serves the exchange among scholars based in Europe, while offering many opportunities to connect with colleagues from other world regions. Building on the long tradition of world history writing in Europe, ENIUGH promotes the multiplicity of topical and methodological approaches to the study of past and current processes of cross-cultural interaction and entanglements in historical and interdisciplinary scholarship. The network advocates the transcending of former Eurocentric, teleological and universalist assumptions, and seeks to help contextualizing the continent’s past within a global perspective. It is engaged in strengthening the linkages between the manifold institutions in Europe that contribute to a historical understanding of today’s globally integrated world and collaborates with other regional world and global history organizations.
VI ENIUGH Congress
Following the summer school participants can attend and profit from the 6th European Congress on World and Global History, that takes place in Turku, 25–28 June 2020. Under the theme “Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion”, the congress seeks to stimulate research discussions on minorities and the processes of past and present minoritization as well as the resistance they engender from a global perspective. The various concepts of minority and minority positions as well as practices and narratives of inclusion, belonging, and exclusion with a focus on transnational and transregional constellations as well as comparative perspectives are at the core of this year’s congress.
Detailed information regarding the ENIUGH Congress is available at: http://eniugh.org/congress
The Call is open to PhD-students from history and related disciplines, who work in the interdisciplinary field of writing connected, entangled or comparative histories that incorporate transnational or transregional perspectives. Proposed topics can either relate to the theme of “minorities, integration and exclusion” or challenge from other angles the confines of national and Eurocentric historiographies.
The language of presentations will be English but papers in French and German are also accepted. Participants are expected to present a paper 3000–4000 words length as the basis for discussion with the whole group; the papers will be circulated among the participants beforehand.
The participation fee is 50,00 EUR and comprises summer school materials, lunch and dinner. Reservations in a nearby hotel/hostels will be made, and we offer support for securing the funding for travel and accommodation as well as regarding VISA (if applicable).
Applications should contain: a CV, a summary/exposé of the dissertation, and an abstract of your planned paper.
Please send your applications electronically to ENIUGH Headquarters: firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2020.