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Vorstellung des Netzwerks der Österreich-Zentren und Buchpräsentation

Einladung zur Vorstellung des Netzwerks der Österreich-Zentren und der Buchpräsentation von “Dynasties. A Global History of Power, 1300-1800” von Jeroen Duindam. Wann: Donnerstag, 4. Mai 2017, 18.00 Uhr. Wo: Veranstaltungsräume des BMWfW, Freyung 3/Stiege 3, 1010 Wien. Die Einladung mit dem Programm und einer genauen Wegbeschreibung finden Sie hier.

Vortrag: Astrid Lipinsky – “One Belt one Road (OBOR) und die Rolle des Chinesischen Frauenverbandes”

Wann: Mittwoch, 3. Mai, 18.15. Wo: SIN1, at the Department of East Asian Studies/Sinology, Altes AKH, Campus, Spitalgasse 2, yard 2, entrance 2.3. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series: Chun-Yi Lee – “The Role of Female Workers in Chinese Labour Movement”

Chun-Yi Lee is an expert in cross-straits research and has published widely on China. Her trip to Vienna is financed by VIDC. When: Wednesday, April 26, 18.15. Where: SIN1, at the Department of East Asian Studies/Sinology, Altes AKH, Campus, Spitalgasse 2, yard 2, entrance 2.3. For further information see PDF.

Neuerscheinung: Kurze Geschichte des Alten Afrika

Arno Sonderegger, Kurze Geschichte des Alten Afrika. Von den Anfängen bis 1600 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2017, Reihe marixwissen). ISBN: 978-3-7374-1046-5

Es handelt sich um eine globalhistorisch orientierte Geschichte Afrikas von der Menschwerdung bis zur Frühen Neuzeit, die sich an ein allgemein interessiertes Publikum richtet. Das Inhaltsverzeichnis finden Sie hier. Weitere Informationen zum Buch findens sie auf der Verlagsseite des Marix Verlag. Eine Audio-Besprechung können Sie in der ARD-Mediathek vom 16. April 2017 hören: ARD-Mediathek.

CfP for Conference “Planned Communities in the Age of Enlightenment”

Ulrich Hofmeister and Kerstin Jobst from the Insitute of East European History at the University of Vienna host a conference on Planned Communities in the Age of Enlightenment from 26 to 28 October 2017. “This conference seeks to examine towns and cities which were founded or fundamentally rebuilt during the late 17th and the 18th centuries inside and outside of Europe.” Please send your proposals until 15 May 2017. For further details click here.

Lecture and Workshop with Chris Hann

The Agrarian Studies Group invites to a lecture and a workshop with Chris Hann, director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle). On Thursday 4 May at 6.15pm Hann will speak about Welfare, Workfare, and Fair Access to Decent Work in the Visegrad States. Where: IFK, Reichsratsstraße 17, 1010 Wien. On Friday 5 May, from 9am to 12pm, a workshop will be held with Chris Hann. Where: Prominentenzimmer, Hauptgebäude, Universität Wien.  For the workshop please register at or For further details see Poster.

Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program) 2017

The Shanghai Summer School aims to provide to provide students and young researchers an opportunity to better understand BRICS, China, Shanghai and Fudan University. It deals with governance and cooperation in the BRICS countries. There are scholarships offered for undergraduate, graduate or research felllows with BRICS nationality.

When: July 6 – August 3, 2017. Where: Handan Campus, Fudan University. Application Deadline: May 8, 2017. Applications may be sent to

For further information see link.

Workshop “To be Global in Vienna”

The FSP Globalgeschichte invites all members and all people interested in its work, particulary students with global history interests and Erasmus Mundus Global Studies students, to attend the worksop “To be Global in Vienna”. When: April 26, 4.30pm-8pm. Where: Marietta Blau Saal (Tiefparterre Stiege 10, Hauptgebäude -Universität Wien, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien). No registration needed!

For further information see the invitation.

IWM Monthly Lecture: Air Conditioning. A Cultural History of Climate Control

The monthly lecture at the IWM (Institute for Human Sciences) in April is held by Eva Horn on “Air Conditioning. A Cultural History of Climate Control”. When: Monday, 24 April 2017, 6:00pm-7.30pm. Where: IWM Library, Spittelauer Lände 3, 1010 Wien. Registration Required!

For further information and access to the online registration form see website.

For other upcoming IWM events see IWM events.

A New Contribution to the Great Divergence Debate

A new important contribution to the Great Divergence Debate has just been published by Brill: Kaveh Yazdani, India, Modernity and the Great Divergence. Mysore and Guarat (17th to 19th C.). Yazdani is currently Postdoc Fellow at the Center for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA) in Johennesburg. For further information on the publication click here.

Abschied von Mag. Christoph Mertl (1968-2017)

Am Donnerstag, den 16. März 2017, ist Mag. Christoph Mertl, im 49. Lebensjahr, nach langer Krankheit friedlich von uns gegangen. Der FSP Globalgeschichte trauert mit seinen Angehörigen um einen geselligen, hilfsbereiten und engagierten Freund und Kollegen, dessen Ableben eine große Lücke hinterlässt.

Einen Nachruf auf Mag. Christoph Mertl finden Sie hier.

Einladung 9. Workshop Internationale Geschichte – Vertrauen in den internationalen Beziehungen

Am Dienstag den 4. April 2017 findet der 9. Workshop Internationale Geschichte,  zum Thema Vertrauen in den internationalen Beziehungen, moderiert von Dorothea Nolde, statt. Wo: Universität Wien, Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre, USI 2 (kleiner Hörsaal), Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien. Wann: Dienstag 4. April 2017, 9:00-13:00.

Anmeldung erforderlich bis 27.3.2017, unter

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

New publication: Centers and Peripheries Revisited

Klemens Kaps and Andrea Komlosy (edd.), Centers and Peripheries Revisited: Polycentric Connections or Entangled Hierarchies? Review (Fernand Braudel Center), Special Issue XXXVI, 3-4 (2013) Binghamton, NY 2016.

This special issue is the result of a session held on the ENIUGH congress in Paris, in September 2014. The issue consists of four articles and an introductory essay and addresses a critical revision of world system analysis and the center-periphery concept in particular, exploring possible bridges with the postcolonial approach and pleading for a more concise regional differentiation as well as for temporal and spatial dynamics. In the context of these considerations and reflections, the special issue aims to present case studies over a wide temporal and spatial range, reaching from the Middle Ages to the early 21st century, encompassing Eurasia, Latin America, China and Central Europe.

To download the table of contents and the introductory essay by Klemens Kaps and Andrea Komlosy, see PDF.

For further information about the journal Review see homepage.

Ringvorlesung Internationale Entwicklung im historischen Kontext

Arno Sonderegger veranstaltet im Sommersemester 2017 eine Ringvorlesung zum Thema Internationale Entwicklung im historischen Kontext. Beginn am Mittwoch den 15. März 2017, 13.15-14.45 im HS A am Uni Campus. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

To be Global in Vienna

The Forschungsschwerpunkt Global History invites all members and all people interested in its work to attend a workshop on April 26 from 4pm to 8pm. For more details see PDF.

VSIG Vortrag Walter Pohl: Völkerwanderung (?)

Der Verein zur Förderung der Studien zur interkulturellen Geschichte (VSIG) lädt zu einem Vortrag von Walter Pohl ein. Titel: Völkerwanderung (?) Wo: Lateinamerika Institut, Schlickgasse 1, 1090 Wien, Europasaal. Wann: 24. Februar 2017, 19h. Eintritt frei!

Details finden Sie hier.

Call for application: Master Programme “Global Studies – A European Perspective”

The Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Programme would like to encourage all suitable candidates to apply in its 2017 application round.

The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.

This Master’s course is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a Consortium of six European universities: Ghent University (Belgium), Leipzig University (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK), Roskilde University (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Wroclaw (Poland), and is maintaining a partnership with six further leading non-European universities in the field of Global Studies: Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The European Union awards this year up to 8 Erasmus Mundus scholarships to students of this course from Erasmus and partner countries. These full-time grants cover for tuition fee and include a monthly living allowance.

Application deadline for the Erasmus Mundus grant and admission to the programme: 30 March 2017.

For further information see .

CfP: (Re)Creating A Global Literary Canon

On 14-15 December 2017 an international conference on (Re)Creating A Global Literary Canon will be held at the University of Vienna. Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2017. For more details see PDF.

WISO-Abendkolloquium SS 2017

Das Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Universität Wien lädt herzlich zum WISO-Abendkolloquium im SS 2017 ein. Die Vorträge zu verschiedenen Themen der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte finden am 17.3., 2.5., 23.5. und 20.6., jeweils von 18.30 bis 20.00 Uhr, im Seminarraum des Instituts für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, statt.

Details zu den einzelnen Vorträgen, sowie zu den jeweiligen Vortragenden finden Sie hier.


Conference ‘Equality: Austria and Taiwan’

An international conference on Equality: Austria and Taiwan will be held at the Departent of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, 27 and 28 February 2017. The conference is part of a series of bi-lateral Austrian-Taiwanese Joint Seminars. Organization: Andrea Komlosy and Astrid Lipinsky (both University of Vienna). For further information see Poster.

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