Summer Academy 2017: Call for Papers

The international research centre “IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History” (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina) will hold a Summer Academy entitled “Labour, Rights, and Mobility”. The event will take place from 29 October– 05 November 2017 in Buenos Aires.

Please consult the Call for Applications for further information.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2017

Journal of Modern European History (JMEH)

The Trials of Nuremberg and Tokyo Revisited, Vol. 14│2016/4

Call for Applications

Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung: Exploratory Workshops
You can find further information here.

Deadline: March 26, 2017

Call for Applications

Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung: Annual Conference
Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context
Berlin, December 07 – 09, 2017

You can find further information here.
Deadline: April 30, 2017


Alexander Lichtenstein (2013/14 & 2016/17) has been appointed as new editor of the American Historical Review (AHR), beginning in August 2017. Congratulations!

Seth Holmes (2015/2016) has been awarded the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology 2016 for his study Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (University of California Press). Congratulations!


Alexander Keese has been awarded the National Latsis Prize 2016 for his research into ethnicity, forced labour and political transitions in west and central Africa. The National Latsis Prize is conferred annually by the Swiss National Science Foundation for outstanding scientific work by a Switzerland-based researcher under 40. With CHF 100,000 in prize money, the National Latsis Prize is one of Switzerland's most prestigious scientific awards. Congratulations!


We are very glad to announce, that our former student assistant Moritz Nagel was awarded the Graduate Student Paper Prize 2016 by the African Studies Association (ASA). He receives the prize for his paper “Precolonial Segmentation Revisited: Initiation Societies, Talking Drums and the Ngondo Festival in the Cameroons,” which he presented at the ASA Annual Meeting 2015. Currently, Moritz Nagel is a PhD student at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Congratulations!