Global Histories: A Student Journal – Open Call for Submissions!

Thank you all for coming to this year´s Global History Student Conference, for presenting, listening, commenting, discussing, and beergardening with us. It has been wonderful to have you all and we hope you´ve enjoyed the conference weekend as much as we did!

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Right now, our sister project, the ‘Global Histories’ student journal, has an open Call for Submissions! We encourage everyone interested in our projects to spread the word about the opportunity for students to publish with us, be it research articles or conference reports, or to submit papers themselves before July 10th.

You can find the full call for submissions with all the detailed information you need on the journal´s website under this link: http://www.globalhistories.com/index.php/GHSJ/announcement/view/7

… and here you can download the Call  as a pdf file: Call_for_Submissions_vol.3(2)

Conference Program updated!

The Global History Student Conference is free-of-charge and no registration is required. It begins at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, with Michael Goebel´s keynote address: Global Urban History – Staking Out A New Field.
The registration of the panelists is open from 8.30 a.m. on.

By now, we have also updated the program of this year´s conference to include information on the workshops we offer on Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m. The workshops introduce the methodological approaches of Visual and Digital History as exciting new and concrete opportunities for student research. The Visual History workshop is facilitated by Norma Ladewig of the FU Berlin, whereas Thomas Werneke and Martin Schmitt of the ZZF Potsdam instruct the Digital History workshop.

If you are not a panelist but still interested in taking part in one of the workshops, just come by on Sunday or you can write us a short email before and we´ll make it happen.

Click on the image below to download the full program of events so you can start planning your weekend!  (GHSC 2017 Program)

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Update: Deadline extended for 2017 Conference until 14th February!

Hey all,

We’ve decided to extend the deadline for two weeks, so there’s now even more time for you to apply, and to spread the word to all your friends and colleagues!

The Call for Papers below has been amended to reflect this change. You can also download it for later reference, or to share with interested individuals: Click Here

Looking forward to seeing all your amazing latest research from across the globe!
-Your Conference Team

Third International Global History Student Conference, May 20th-21st 2017, Berlin Call for Papers

It´s that time of the year again! Applications for the Global History Student Conference 2017 are open!

In recent years, global history has become one of the most ambitious and most promising strands of historical research. The approach specifically targets relations, flows, and actors which transcend borders that for a long time had been assumed to be stable and impenetrable. It calls attention to the importance of transnational, trans-regional or trans-local connections and highlights the relevance of postcolonial theory to historiography.

But how can we actually “do global history” in practical terms? What are useful methods and techniques for researching and writing from a global perspective? How can global history complement but also challenge other disciplines; conversely, what critiques and new ideas can other disciplines bring to global history?

We – a group of students in the MA Global History at Humboldt University Berlin and Free University Berlin – would like to invite you to discuss these issues with us at the Global History Student Conference in Berlin by presenting your research projects to fellow students. This year the keynote speaker will be Prof. Michael Goebel, author of Anti-Imperial Metropolis (2015), winner of the AHA Jerry Bentley prize in World History (2016).

The field of global history is not limited to the modern period, and we invite scholars of the early modern, medieval or classical periods to consider submitting their research. Moreover, global history not only challenges geographical borders, it also tends to transcend disciplinary demarcations. Accordingly, we welcome proposals from any academic field that has points of contact with history (e.g. art history, area studies, social sciences, etc). Furthermore, since global history has only been part of the academic landscape for a few years (at least in terms of institutions and study programmes) we are all more or less beginners in this quest for interconnections, entanglements and conjunctures. We also explicitly invite undergraduate students: if you’ve ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place to present it! The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way.

The Global History Student Conference will take place at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut in Berlin. The language of the conference is English, therefore please write your submissions in English. To register for the conference please follow this three step application process:

  • Submit the registration form by the 14th of February 2017.

www.globalhistorystudentconference.wordpress.com/application

  • Upload your 300 word abstract as a PDF file by the 14th of February 2017.

www.globalhistorystudentconference.wordpress.com/application

The abstract should be entitled according to the following format: SurnameFirstnameShortTitle.pdf

  • On acceptance of your paper, please send us a 2000 word summary for us to review by 31st of March 2017.

We will be able to offer some financial support for transport and accommodation to participants coming from outside of Berlin. Please see our website for further details.

Conference papers can also be submitted for publication in our online academic journal ‘Global Histories’. To read our report of the 2015 conference and read some of the papers presented, check out our first issue at www.globalhistories.com 2016 conference report will be published in the next issue of ‘Global Histories’.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at globalhistorystudentconference@gmail.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Your Conference Team

Thanks to all

The conference 2016 is over, and thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!

It was a great weekend and a great pleeasure to meet everyone and hear about the research that students are undertaking across the globe.

For those who could not make it this year: The winter issue of Global Histories will contain a detailed conference report and a selection of the papers presented at this year’s event.

And, of course, you are very welcome to apply for the next round! The Call for Papers will be published on this website in January 2017. Stay tuned..

Programme

Hey everyone, 12 days until the conference begins!

Follow us on Facebook and join our event for further updates over the next two weeks at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1695378044042315/

Click on the image below to download our programme of events so you can start planning your weekend!


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Submissions

Thank you to everyone who applied for this year’s conference. The deadline for submissions has now passed, and we cannot accept any more applications.

We received over 170 applications from countries across the world, so it has been really hard to select applicants!

To all those who sent us abstracts, thank you for your interest and we will be in touch shortly to let you know as to the success of your application.

– Your Global History Student Conference team

Call for Papers 2016

Global History Student Conference
May 21st-22nd 2016, Berlin

Call for Papers

In recent years, global history has become one of the most ambitious and most promising strands of historical research. The approach specifically targets relations, flows, and actors which transcend borders that for a long time had been assumed to be stable and impenetrable. It calls attention to the importance of trans-regional, transnational or trans-local connections and highlights the relevance of postcolonial theory to historiography.
But how can we actually “do global history” in practical terms? What are useful methods and techniques for researching and writing from a global perspective? How can global history complement but also challenge other disciplines; conversely, what critiques and new ideas can other disciplines bring to global history?
We – a group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Humboldt University Berlin and Free University Berlin – would like to invite you to discuss these issues with us at the Global History Student Conference in Berlin by presenting your research projects to fellow students.
Global history not only challenges geographical borders, it also tends to transcend disciplinary demarcations. Accordingly, we welcome proposals from any academic field that has points of contact with history (e.g. art history, area studies, political science etc.). Furthermore, since global history has only been part of the European academic landscape for a few years (at least in terms of institutions and study programmes) we are all more or less beginners in this quest for interconnections, entanglements and conjunctures. The field of global history is not limited to the modern period, and we invite scholars of the early modern, medieval or classical periods to consider submitting their research. We also explicitly invite undergraduate students: if you’ve ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place to present it! The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way.
The Global History Student Conference will take place at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institüt in Berlin. To register for the conference please follow this three step application process:

Submit the registration form by the 14th of February 2016.
http://www.globalhistorystudentconference.wordpress.com/application

Upload your 300 word abstract by the 14th of February 2016.
http://www.globalhistorystudentconference.wordpress.com/application
The abstract should be entitled according to the following format: SurnameFirstnameShortTitle

On acceptance of your paper, please send us a 2000 word summary for us to review by 31st of March 2016.

We will be able to offer some financial support for transport and accommodation to participants coming from outside of Berlin. Please see our website for further details.

Conference papers can also be submitted for publication in our online academic journal ‘Global Histories’. To read our report of last year’s conference and read some of the papers presented, check out our first issue at http://www.globalhistories.com

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at globalhistorystudentconference@gmail.com

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Your Conference Team