Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts

RHN 7/2013 | Call

Organiser: European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)

11-14 September  2014, Paris

Deadline: 31 March 2013

Fourth European Congress on World and Global History: Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts

After the successful congresses of the European Network in Universal and Global History in Leipzig (2005), Dresden (2008) and London (2011), the next ENIUGH-congress will take place in Paris at the École normale supérieure and supported by the Labex TransferS. Under the theme “Encounters, Circulations and Conflicts”, the problematic opposition of centres and peripheries, which is still influential in historical research, will be challenged. The multitude of places and centres from where history is written and the plurality of the languages in which historical artefacts are conveyed will be analysed. We hope to stimulate a discussion on the meaning and relevance of relations, comparisons, transfers, and entanglements between states, peoples, communities, and individuals in a ‘long durée’-perspective.

We especially aim to involve colleagues from former colonies. In addition, the centenary of the beginning of the First World War provides the opportunity to address the destructive effects of international and global connectivity. We further seek to integrate the historical interactions between man and environment, including cultural and economic processes as well as the various aspects of material and social life. The history of empires belongs to core topics, as do large-scale crises and the consequences of political, technological, and ideological revolutions. Generally, our intension is to transcend the confines of national history writing. While the majority of the contributions will deal with particular historical subjects, some will concentrate on questions of theory and methodology. Besides the panels in the thematic sessions, roundtables and plenaries will offer room for joint discussions. We look forward to welcoming to Paris historians interested in transnational and global history, from European as well as from non-European countries, and representing various disciplines involved in the field, which range from political science to archaeology, from economic to art history.

Conference languages will be English, French and German.

Proposals: We invite proposals for panels comprising 3-5 participants, or double-panels with 5-7 participants, in both cases including commentators. In addition to the names, affiliations and email addresses of the participants, proposals should include titles and abstracts of the panel as a whole (200-600 words) and of each individual paper (100-300 words). Please note that, at this stage, it is only proposals for whole panels, rather than for isolated papers, that are sought. After the Steering Committee of ENIUGH and the Paris Programme Committee have selected panels in May 2013, there will be a second Call, inviting proposals for individual papers which either can to take up vacant slots in the already-accepted panels or form additional panels.

Submission: All proposals must be received by 31 March 2013 and submitted electronically through the congress website: http://www.eniugh.org/congress/

Dates and deadlines:

  • 31 March 2013: Deadline Call for Panels
  • 15 June 2013: Panel-proposers will be notified of the outcome of the selection. A Call for Papers will be issued, inviting proposals for individual papers, mainly to complete panels already accepted (deadline 30 September 2013).
  • 30 June 2013 Invitation of press houses to the publishing exhibition, registration until 15 September 2013.
  • 31 October 2013: Paper-proposers will be notified of the outcome of the selection.
  • 15 November 2013: Congress registration and reservation of accommodation opens (through the congress website). It will be possible to reserve accommodation to suit different needs and pockets.
  • 30 November 2013: Publication of the Conference Program


Inquiries: For further information about the congress and ENIUGH, please contact: Michel Espagne, Steffi Marung and Katja Naumann at: congress@eniugh.org

For more information on ENIUGH, including on the earlier congresses, please visit www.eniugh.org/

Source: H-Soz-u-Kult