Call for Papers: International Summer Academy

The International Summer Academy Labour, Politics and Safety will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, 26 September - 03 October 2016.

For further information, please consult the Call for Papers. Please apply here.

Deadline: 29 May 2016

Old Racisms and New Refugees: Perpectives on the present "Crisis" by Jennifer and Seth

"The Huffington Post" published an article about the refugee crisis by our (former) fellows Jennifer and Seth.


Please find new and selected publications by our fellows here.

Book Launch

Gerd Spittler - Anthropologie der Arbeit. Ein Ethnographischer Vergleich?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IGK Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History
Georgenstraße 23, 6th Floor, 10117 Berlin

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to felicitas.hentschke(at)


Colonies, Empires, Nations: A Twentieth-Century History

Frederick Cooper (New York University)
May 25, 2016, 7 pm

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Eingang Zeughaus, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin
Please RSVP:



The Cultural Legacy of German Colonialism

May 25 – 27, 2016, Zeughauskino
Please RSVP:



Precarity or Flexibility? Changing Realities of Labour in the New Europe

Neda Deneva & Milena Kremakova

30 May 2016

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
IGK Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive
Georgenstraße 23, 6th floor, 10117 Berlin


Call for Applications: 2 Student Assistants

Application deadline: May 13, 2016

The international research center IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History (re:work / Humboldt University of Berlin) is looking for 2 student assistants.

Please download the Call for Applications for more information.


Frederick Cooper, Guest of the Director (2015/16) and member of the Advisory Board, was awarded with the George Louis Beer Prize 2015 as well as the Martin A. Klein Prize 2015 for his monograph Citizenship between Empire and Nation. Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960 (Princeton University Press). The George Louis Beer Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding historical writing in European international history since 1895. The Martin A. Klein Prize recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous year.

re:work at Humboldt-Box

The center takes part in the Humboldt-Box project with an exhibition entitled 'Thinking Work Globally'. The Humboldt-Box, located in Berlin’s city center, was inaugurated on 29 June 2011. This temporary building provides insights and perspectives about the reconstruction of Berlin’s old city palace as well as the Humboldt-Forum, which will form part of the palace and is aimed at bringing together European and non-European cultures.