Journal of Modern European History (JMEH)

1814/15 – Post-Revolutionary Experience, Vol. 15│2017/2

Panel Discussion


Discussants: Prof. Dr. Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Jörg Hofmann (IGM), Prof. Dr. Elke Schüßler (Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz)

July 17, 2017, 6 p.m., Alte-Jakob-Str. 149
Please RSVP: Dr. Jürgen Schmidt,

Guest Lecture / Casual Lecture in African History

Biometric Capitalism: Infrastructures of Identification and Credit Surveillance on the African Continent

Keith Breckenridge

June 27, 2017, 6 p.m., re:work
Please RSVP:


Workers of the World

Exploring global perspectives on labour from the 1950s to the present


Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen an der Georg-August-Universität

June 28 – 30, 2017, Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany
For further information please consult the poster and the programme.

Please register here.

Call for Papers

Young South Asia Scholars Meet (Y-SASM) 2018: Claims-Making
Zurich, June 15 – 17, 2018

You can find further information here.

Deadline: August 31, 2017


Sven Beckert received for his study Empire of Cotton. A Global History (Alfred A. Knopf) the prestigious Premio Internazionale Cherasco Storia 2017 (The International Cherasco History Prize). Congratulations!

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!