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New publication

Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution

Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution

Publication of Moisés Prieto:

Narratives of Dictatorship in the Age of Revolution. Emotions, Power and Legitimacy in the Atlantic Space
Routledge, 2023

Publication

Applications for the Ambizione Conference 2023

Call for Papers für Ressourcen-Konferenz August 2023 in Bern.

Applications for the Ambizione Conference 2023

On August 28–29, 2023, the Ambizione project led by Moritz von Brescius (Bern) will organize a major international conference on the theme of «Natural Resources, Sovereignty and Markets: Revisiting Socio-Economic Histories of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries», with confirmed keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Corey Ross (Birmingham). Applications can be submitted until February 28, 2023.

Call for Papers

Applications for the Sandbjerg Summer School

Sandbjerg Summer School in Global History

Sandbjerg Summer School in Global History

In June 2023, the Professorship of Modern History will organise the second Sandbjerg Summer School in Global History together with colleagues from Aarhus, Oslo, Paris Cité, Tübingen and King's College London. It is aimed at PhD students from Modern, Contemporary and Area Studies who are working on a global history topic.

The Summer School will take place from 21 to 24 June 2023 at Sandbjerg Estates in southern Denmark. Applications can be submitted on this page until 31 January 2023.

Application

You can find more information about the Summer School here:

www.summerschool-globalhistory.net

ESEH Conference: 22-26 August 2023

ESEH Conference 2023

Registration starts in mid-January

The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) invites for its 2023 biennial conference at University of Bern. The conference theme has been chosen in connection to Bern’s closeness to the Alps and it points to a much broader set of historiographical issues. Registration beginns in mid-January 2023.

www.eseh2023.unibe.ch

Christof Dejung im Interview mit New Books Network

The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire

Prof. Dr. Christof Dejung spricht über die Publikation «The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire»

Bern, Switzerland | 22-26 August 2023

ESEH Conference 2023

12th Biennial European Society for Environmental History Conference

Mountains and Plains: Past, present and future environmental and climatic entanglements

The University of Bern has a long tradition in environmental and climate studies. The Institute of History and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research are therefore proud to host to the 12th Conference of the ESEH. Drawing from its closeness to mountainous regions Bern invites for a conference on «Mountains and Plains», a topic enabling approaches from various disciplines possible. The call for papers is now open; submissions are possible from August 2022 until 31 October 2022.

Podcast with a short presentation
eseh2023.hist@unibe.ch
www.eseh2023.unibe.ch

Conference from 23 to 25 June 2022

The Temporalities of Capitalism

The Temporalities of Capitalism: Time, Timing and the Formation of the World Economy

This conference aims for breaking new ground by exploring the significance of temporal regimes for the breakthrough of capitalism globally. By linking the history of temporality, which has become a vibrant research field in the last few years, to the history of capitalism, it aims for confirming that economic history in general, and the history of capitalism in particular, cannot be understood without investigating the cultural processes that accompanied, and often rendered possible, the implementation of specific economic structures.

Organisers: Christof Dejung (Bern), Moritz von Brescius (Harvard and Bern)
23 to 25 June 2022, Hotel Bad Murtensee

Conference from 8 to 9 June 2022

Conference from 8 to 9 June

Resources and their substitutes: natural surrogates and synthetic competitors in world history

Moritz von Brescius, Ambizione fellow at the Institute of History in Bern, is organising a conference on «Resources and their substitutes: natural surrogates and synthetic competitors in world history». The conference will take place on 8 and 9 June at Harvard University.

Further information (PDF, 370KB)

International Workshop at the University of Bern – 2 and 3 June 2022

International Workshop

From ‘nationes’ to Nations? Communities of Strangers in the Mediterranean Area from the 16th to the Early 20th Century

The focus of the workshop will be on the relations between European actors and those from both the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb. We thus consider the Mediterranean Sea to be less a boundary between distinct world-areas or imperial spheres of influence – European on the one hand and Ottoman on the other – than a zone of contact and interaction. Contrary to recent publications our workshop aims to open up wider chronological perspectives from the 16th century onwards by focusing on the genesis and transformations of the concept of natio/nationes and the social practices related to it. This will also create the opportunity to reflect on the consequences of the Great Divergence and the concomitant decline of the Ottoman Empire on the one hand and the rise of Western European imperial power on the other.

Organizers: Christof Dejung, Eleonora Angella, Sundar Henny, Christian Windler
Conference venue: University of Bern, Mittelstrasse 43, Room 220, 2 and 3 June 2022

Information and Programme (PDF, 241KB)