Call for Applications

International Research Fellowships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

You can find further information here.

Deadline: September 10, 2017

Journal of Modern European History (JMEH)

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

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

Call for Papers

2nd International Conference: Servants’ Pasts

Berlin, April 11 – 13, 2018

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Deadline: September 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Workshop: Changing Societies: Migration, Integration, Participation
Paris, November 09 – 10, 2017

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Deadline: September 25, 2017

53rd ITH Conference

Worlds of Labour Turned Upside Down – Revolutions and Labour Relations in Global Historical Perspective
International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH)

21 – 23 September 2017, Linz, Austria
Preliminary Programme



João José Reis (2015/2016) has been awarded the Prêmio Machado de Assis 2017, a literary prize awarded by the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Congratulations!

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!