Patrick Harries, 1950-2016

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of our former fellow Professor Emer. Patrick Harris. He passed away on June 2. Our thoughts are with Patrick's family at this most difficult time of loss.

 

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

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

Publications

Please find new and selected publications by our fellows here.

Final Conference Fellow Year 2015/16

Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History

Thursday, 30 June – Friday, 1 July 2016

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

Program

Workshop

Work in the Contemporary City - From Youth’s Work Practices in Abidjan to Conceptual Lenses on Work beyond Wage

Hannah Schilling

4 - 6 July 2016

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

Program

Public Lecture

The Politics of Work: A Global Perspective

Dr. Laurent Bazin (Université Paris - Didérot) - Discussant: Prof. Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

5 July 2016

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

Program

Call for Articles

Christian Jaser (Humboldt University Berlin) and Frank Reichherzer (Bundeswehr Center of Military History and Social Sciences, Potsdam) are planning an edited volume about "Leisure Figures - Explorations at the Boundary between Work and Free Time".

Proposals for articles can be submitted until June 30, 2016.

For more information, please download the Call for Articles.

Congratulations

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.