Transnational and global history have become intriguing fields of research for young historians. Dissolving the containers of national history writing to look at transnational networks, cross-border movements or spatialisation processes, long-standing assumptions in historical research are being constantly challenged by innovative doctoral projects which look for connections and transfers rather than reinforcing nation-state containers. At the same time, historians such as Angelika Epple and Christoph Dejung ask the highly valid question, “was it a man’s world?”, when it comes to the failure of this critical and ever-growing field to include the achievements of women’s and gender history into the research scope of global and transnational history. With the aim of bringing the multiple debates and approaches from the two fields into a fruitful conversation, we are interested in addressing the following questions:
In reflection of the challenges, ideas and debates already at play, we would like to invite doctoral students to a workshop in which we collectively take a critical look at gender and women’s history through the lens of global and transnational history.
Doctoral students are invited to submit a 250-350 word paper proposal along with a short bio by the 15th of January 2021 to lauramaria.frey(at)unibas.ch. We welcome proposals focused on all world regions and are particularly interested in empirically based research.
We have secured some funding for travel and accommodation. Please indicate in your application where you will be travelling from, if you would be able to cover part or all of your travel costs. The workshop will be held in English.
Dates: 3rd and 4th of June 2021
Venue: University of Basel should the COVID situation allow, otherwise the event will be online
Organisers: Ruth Ennis (Uni Leipzig), Tolulope Esther Fadeyi (Uni Basel), Laura Frey (Uni Basel)
You can download the CfP here.