European Congress on World and Global History: Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions


Budapest, 31 August – 3 September 2017

Under the congress theme “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions”, we invite panel proposals addressing the following – but not to be considered exhaustive – list of topics:
- histories of empire: formation, expansion, stabilization and reform, dissolution and legacies, in relation especially to their larges-scale repercussions
- inter-imperial and international relations and forms of cooperation and com-petition, and in general actors, institutions, and issues of cross-border collaboration
- continuities, discontinuities, and connections between imperial and national organization of politics, economy, culture, and society at large, including complex spatial arrangements
- transnational, region-wide, and global ruptures – especially wars, violent trans-formation, and radical interventions in the distribution of ownership – and their connections resulting in new orders
- actors, biographies, and mobility in relation to revolutionary history in a global per-spective
- the end of empire and its effects on international law and the reconfiguration of the international state order
- comparison of revolutionary upheaval across areas and times with a special emphasis on the relationship between global processes and revolution in order to overcome the focus on isolated case studies within comparative revolutionary history; revolutionary times as crucial eras for transborder communication and cooperation
- comparing and/or correlating representations and imginations of empires and revolutions in various media and arenas and how they circulated across empires and regions in efforts both to legitimize ruptures and revolutions as well as to combat the mobilization of actors for revolution; political, cultural, as well as historiographical strategies to relate past, present and future across ruptures.

ProposalsWe invite proposals for panels comprising up to 4 participants, or double-panels with 5–7 participants, in both cases including commentators. In addition to the names, affiliations, and e-mail 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 Budapest Congress Committee have selected panels by the end of June 2016, there will be a second call for individual paper proposals, which either can included in open slots in the already accepted panels or form additional panels.Proposals for panels until 15 Juni 2016Details unter: