This conference on Global Microhistory is the first of a cycle of three conferences on this new pathway of Global History. This first conference of the series is also this year’s GHCC Annual Conference, and focuses on the theme of ‘Scales, Space and Contexts in Histories of the Local and the Global’.
A new generation of historians challenges us to bring together two popular historical methodologies of recent decades: micro history and global history. A number of microhistorians now seek to engage in the histories of places, events and individuals in a way that also captures the history of global connections as brought to life by global historians. Global historians also seek to move beyond large-scale syntheses and comparative data sets to engage closely with primary sources, philology, and local context. They too seek ways of conveying agency, individual histories, events and locality within a global framework. This cycle of conferences and museum events addresses major problems and opportunities arising in our writing about our past and in its display in museums.
‘Scales, Spaces and Contexts’, the first of the Global Microhistory conferences takes place at Warwick on the 18th and 19th of May, 2018. It brings together leading historians to address issues of connection and agency, local spaces, and the multiple contexts of our histories of events and individuals. Speakers include Paula Findlen, Francesca Trivellato, Jeremy Adelman and Anne Gerritsen.
Registration is available here. Please note that the conference fee includes attendance at all events and light refreshments, but not lunches, dinners or accommodation. Guests are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodation on campus or nearby.
Registration is available in the following link:
The conference fee (standard fee £60) includes attendance at all events and light refreshments, but not lunches, dinners or accommodation. Guests are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodation on campus or nearby.
Thursday, 17th May
5:00 PM Public Lecture: ‘Catholic Geographies of the Global’, by Paula Findlen (Stanford University), followed by drinks reception.
Friday 18th May
9:00-11:00 Localities, with talks by Anne Gerritsen (Warwick) and Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University)
11:30-1:00 Microhistory, with lecture entitled ‘Multiple Contexts, Micro History and Merchant Networks’ by Francesca Trivellato (Yale University)
2:00-4:00 Geographies of the Local, with talks by Jan de Vries (Berkeley University), Dagmar Freist (University of Oldenburg), and Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA)
4:30-6:00 Local Populations and Migration, with talks by Cecilia Taruell (University of Oxford) and Guillaume Calafat (Paris 1 and IAS, Princeton University)
Saturday 19th May
9:30-11:00 Work and Labour, with talks by Adrianna Catena (University of Warwick) and Christian de Vito (University of Leicester)
11:30-1:00 : Objects and Collecting, with talks by Michael Bycroft (University of Warwick) and Sarah Easterby-Smith (University of St. Andrews)
2:00-3:30- Trading Centres and Mercantile Networks, with talks by Maxine Berg (University of Warwick) and Song-Chuan Chen (University of Warwick)
4:00-5:00 Concluding Panel, led by John-Paul Ghobrial, Jorge Flores, Hans Medick