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Workshop on Labour History in Post-Socialist Contexts

The IWM hosts a workshop on Researching Labour History in Post-Socialist Contexts, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10am-12h30pm at the IWM library. For more information click here.

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 rolf.bauer@univie.ac.at or ulrich.schwarz@ruralhistory.at. For further details see Poster.

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.

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.

Stellenausschreibung UniversitätsassistentIn @ JKU Linz

Am Institut für Neuere Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz gelangt ab 1.3.2017 die Stelle einer Universitätsassistenin bzw. eines Universitätsassistenten im vollen Beschäftigungsausmaß befristet auf vier Jahre zur Besetzung. Deadline für Bewerbungen: 1.2.2017 Weitere Infos finden Sie hier

Preis der Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte 2018

Die Herausgeber der Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte (ZWG) schreiben einen ‘Preis für die beste Erstlingsarbeit zu Welt- und Globalgeschichte in deutscher Sprache’ aus. Deadling für die Einreichung: 1. Oktober 2017. Mehr Details zum Preis finden Sie hier.

VSIG Vortrag Klemens Kaps: Habsburg maritim

Der Verein zur Förderung von Studien zur interkulturellen Geschichte (VSIG) lädt ein zu einem Vortrag von Klemens Kaps: Habsburg maritim. Kaufleute als kulturelle und wirtschaftliche Vermittler im spanisch-österreichischen Handel im 18. Jahrhundert. Wo: Lateinamerika Institut, 1090 Wien, Schlickgasse 1. Wann: 13. Jännder 2017, 19h. Mehr Details finden Sie hier.

Neuer Band der ‘Roten Reihe’: Grenzen – Kulturhistorische Annäherung

Der Verein zur Förderung von Studien zur interkulturellen Geschichte (VSIG) hat einen neuen Band seiner roten Reihe herausgebracht: Helene Breitenfellner, Eberhard Crailsheim, Josef Köstlbauer und Eugen Pfister (Hg.), Grenzen – Kulturhistorische Annäherungen, Mandelbaum (2016). Nähere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Meeting: Centres, peripheries and economic integration in history @ WU Wien

The WU Vienna Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) hold a one-day conference on Centres, peripheries and economic integration in history. When: 9 December 2016, 9-19h. Where: Vienna University of Economics and Business, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. For further details see PDF.

Int. Conference: Development, Solidarity and the Mutual Interest

On 2-3 December 2016 an international conference on development practices in the Cold War era will take place at the University of Vienna (Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung): Development, Solidarity and the Mutual Interest. For more details and the program see PDF

Lecture: Kris Lane on the Great Potosi Mint Fraud of 1649

Kris Lane (Tulane University) will give a lecture on More Money, Lese Majesty: The Great Potosi Minto Fraud of 1649 & its Global Impact on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 18h30-20h. Where: Hörsaal 16, Hauptgebäude Uni. Wien. For further details see PDF.

Archivworkshop: Sources for a History of Internationalism

Am 7. Dezember 2016 (14-17h) findet ein Archivworkshop mit dem Titel Quellen zur Geschichte des Internationalismus statt. Der Workshop wird sich auf die Diskussion der Bestände von zwei Archiven konzentrieren, die wichtige Einblicke in die Geschichte des Internationalismus des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts ermöglichen. Wo: Vorwärts-Haus, Rechte Wienzeile 97, 1050 Wien. Weite Infos findes Sie hier.

Lecture: German Chemists, Austrian Sailors, and the Cocaine Epidemic in India, 1908-1914

Alison Frank-Johnson will give a public lecture on the Habsburg monarchy’s overseas imperial aspirations: Traffic: German Chemists, Austrian Sailors, and the Cocaine Epidemic in India, 1908-1914. When: 07 December 18:00, Where: Aula Campus of the University of Vienna. For more details see PDF.

CfP: Representations of External Threats in History

On 11-12 May 2017 an international workshop on Representations of External Threats in History (Ancient World to 19th Century) will be held in Madrid, hosted by the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Deadline for the abstracts: 4 December 2016. For more details see PDF.

Lecture: Japan and Global History

Martin Dusinberre, Professor of Global History at the University of Zurich, will give a lecture on Silent Steamship: Jaspan and Global History. When: Thursday, 10 november 2016, 18h30. Where: Institut f Ostasienwissenschaften – Japanologie, Seminarraum 1. For more details see PDF.

UCLA’s Sanjay Subrahmanyam in Wien

Im Rahmen der JESHO-Lecture Series, die vom Institut fur Iranistik, der Akademie der Wissenschaften und dem niederlandischen Verlag Brill Academic Publishers organisiert wird, hält Sanjay Subrahmanyam einen Vortrag über The Hidden Face of Surat: Exploring the History of a Cosmopolitan Centre, 1540-1750. Wann: Donnerstag, 03. November 2016. Wo: Aula am Campus der Universität Wien. Für mehr Details siehe PDF.

Exeter’s great global history blog

I’ve just stumbled across a great site you might be interested in: The Imperial & Global Forum is a blog run by the Centre for Imperial and Global History at the University of Exeter. This site is extremely active and includes podcasts on books and papers, the rubric ‘This week’s Top Picks in Imperial and Global History’ and lots of reviews and discussions. They even offer free online courses on Imperial History. Very impressive!

Assistant Professor Global Studies @ Massachusetts

The History and Society Division at Babson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of Global Studies. Applications until 7 november 2016. For further details see Link

Chris Hann on Orbán’s referendum

Chris Hann, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle) and head of the ERC project ‘Realising Eurasia’, wrote an interesting blog entry on Orbán’s referendum, Eastern Germany’s embarrassing minorities and why the global political economy is still worth looking at. Read the full piece here.

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