CFP: Doctoral Seminar, The global dimension.., Sept 2014

Call for Papers

Doctoral Seminar
„The global dimension in history and historiography“
17-18 September 2014"

The Association of Continental American and Caribbean Studies and Culture (KonaK Vienna) is happy to announce the doctoral seminar “The global dimension in history and historiography” to be hosted by the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, directed by Wolfgang Schmale (University of Vienna) and Christian Cwik (University of the West Indies at St. Augustine). The seminar will take place at the University of Vienna from September 17 until September 18 as part of the international bicentenary conference “The Congress of Vienna and its global dimension” (18-22 September 2014, University of Vienna,

The doctoral seminar deals with questions relating to the global dimension of historical events, phenomena, structures, and processes and their consideration for scientific analysis, interpretation and text production. It addresses advantages, disadvantages, possibilities, impossibilities, theories, methods, as well as potential results and perspectives, and suggests a structured cooperation between regional experts. The emphasis will be on the role of the Congress of Vienna as a turning point for different parts of the global community with regard to the rise of imperialism since 1815, understood as a product of “global thinking”. To create an easy atmosphere, we have scheduled social activities such as an informal get-together on the evening before the seminar and an excursion on the afternoon of September 18 exploring “Global places in Vienna”. We encourage participants to stay for the duration of the international bicentenary conference.

Application due date: 7 July 2014.

For more information see the attached PDF-File