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Call for Submissions - [Global Histories] A student journal

Call for Submissions

Deadline: Jan 1st 2018

Global Histories is a student-run open-access journal based in the MA Global History program at Humboldt-Universit├Ąt and Freie Universit├Ąt in Berlin. We are looking for submissions from fellow students across the world for our journal's fifth issue which is to be published in April 2018.

The full details can be found here.

Tue 21 November 2017, 13:27

Micro-Spatial Histories of Global Labour

Micro-Spatial Histories of Global Labour, edited by Christian de Vito and Anne Gerritsen and published by Palgrave, is now out.

Sun 15 October 2017, 10:56 | Tags: Publication

Exhibition on 'Racism and Citizenship'

Prof Francisco Bethencourt (Charles Boxer Professor, Department of History, King's College London) invites you to explore the exhibition on 'Racism and Citizenship', 6th May - 3 Sep 2017, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon. 

Tue 23 May 2017, 15:17

Newly awarded research projects in the Centre

Two research grants are awarded in the Centre recently

Prof Maxine Berg has been awarded by ARHC a research grant entitled 'Global History and Micro History: A Global Micro Pathway'

Dr Michael Scott has been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship entitled 'The Meaning and Impact of Luxuries across the Ancient World 100 BCE-300CE'

Wed 17 May 2017, 11:17

From Long-Distance Trade to the Global Lives of Things: Writing the History of Early Modern Trade and Material Culture


Journal of Early Modern History, Volume 20, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, 2016

From Long-Distance Trade to the Global Lives of Things: Writing the History of Early Modern Trade and Material Culture

by Prof Anne Gerritsen

Until quite recently, the field of early modern history largely focused on Europe. The overarching narrative of the early modern world began with the European “discoveries,” proceeded to European expansion overseas, and ended with an exploration of the factors that led to the “triumph of Europe.” When the Journal of Early Modern History was established in 1997, the centrality of Europe in the emergence of early modern forms of capitalism continued to be a widely held assumption. Much has changed in the last twenty years, including the recognition of the significance of consumption in different parts of the early modern world, the spatial turn, the emergence of global history, and the shift from the study of trade to the commodities themselves.


Sat 28 November 2015, 13:22 | Tags: Publication

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