Global Histories Student Conference

MA Global History, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität zu Berlin
22.05.2020 - 24.05.2020
Global Histories Student Conference Team

Global history has become one of the most ambitious and promising strands of historical research. The approach targets relations, flows, and actors that challenge the assumption of the nation state as a natural and inevitable category of historical analysis. It calls attention to the importance of transnational, trans-regional, or trans-local connections and their influence on the past.
But how can we actually "do global history" in practical terms? What are useful methods and techniques for researching and writing from a global perspective? How can global history complement but also challenge other disciplines? And conversely, what critiques and new ideas can other disciplines bring to global history?
We—a group of students in the MA Global History at Humboldt Universität and Freie Universität in Berlin—would like to invite you to discuss these issues with us at the sixth Global History Student Conference in Berlin by presenting your research projects to fellow students.
The field of global history is not limited to the modern period, and we invite scholars of the early modern, medieval or classical periods to consider submitting their research. Moreover, global history not only challenges geographical borders, it also tends to transcend disciplinary demarcations. Accordingly, we welcome proposals from any academic field that has points of contact with history (e.g. art history, area studies, social sciences, etc).

The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way. We also explicitly invite undergraduate students: if you have ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place to present it!
The Global History Student Conference will take place at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut in Berlin. The language of the conference is English, therefore please write your submissions in English. To register for the conference, please follow this three-step application process:

- Submit the registration form by the 3rd of February 2020.
- Upload your 300-word abstract as a PDF file by the 3rd of February 2020. The abstract should be titled according to the following format: SurnameFirstnameShortTitle.pdf
- On acceptance of your paper, please send us a 2000-word summary for us to review by 23rd of March 2020.

We will be able to offer some financial support for transport to participants coming from outside of Berlin.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Your Conference Team


Alina Rodriguez Sanchez

Koserstr. 20, Friedrich Meinecke-Institut

Global Histories Student Conference, 22.05.2020 – 24.05.2020 Berlin, in: H-Soz-Kult, 23.01.2020, <>.
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