Giving Global Times their History

Giving Global Times their History

After the previous Congresses in Leipzig (2005) and Dresden (2008), the third European Congress on World and Global History will be held in London on April 14-17, 2011.
It is organized by the European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) with its headquarters at the University of Leipzig. Under this year's major theme „Connections and Comparisons" around 500 renowned historians from all over Europe will be debating in nearly 100 sections the latest research conducted on the Origins and Perspectives, Opportunities and Problems of Globalisation processes. Globalisation - both a key term and a taboo word of our times - will be placed in its historical context. A necessary prerequisite in the search for solutions to current challenges.

Zeit: 14.04.2011 bis 17.04.2011
Ort: London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, England

If we are to remain capable of responding to the challenges of our times we must understand the long history of our globalised present. The new World and Global History established itself a few years ago in the international scientific landscape. This has led to a varied research field and to the progressive anchoring of global history perspectives in University teaching, among others in study programmes such as the EU-funded "Global Studies in a European Perspective", carried out by an international consortium from the universities of Vienna, Wrocław, Roskilde and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and conducted by the University of Leipzig

The European Congress for World and Global History offers researchers from all over Europe a central forum to discuss these questions. The Congress is one of the most distinguished events in Europe in the field of historical research on globalisation and it can boast a worldwide drawing power.

The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) organizes the congress. Its headquarters is located at the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. The network draws also on research which is conducted at the Centre for Area Studies and at the Center for the History and Culture of East Central Europe at the University of Leipzig on the role of world regions in the process of globalization. Both institutions support the congress also from its research funds.

The European Network is at the same time member of the Network of Global and World History Organizations (NOGWHISTO), which has become affiliated member of the Comité International des Sciences Historiques in 2010 and thus also engages in this framework internationally for the promotion of research and teaching of global, world and transnational history.

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