Abteilung für Globale Mobilität vom 18. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert

„The Slave Ship“ (Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying – Typhoon coming on) by J.M.W. Turner, 
1840, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, https://collections.mfa.org/objects/31102".

Zwischen dem 18. und dem 20. Jahrhundert nahm die Vernetzung zwischen den verschiedenen Regionen der Welt erheblich zu. Der Arbeitsbereich „Globale Mobilität vom 18. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert“ betrachtet grenzübergreifende Bewegungen – von Menschen, Dingen, Ideen – und Verbindungen, aber auch deren Unterbrechung, Umlenkung oder Abbruch. Dabei geht es zumeist um die – häufig konfliktträchtigen – Interaktionen zwischen Europa und anderen Weltregionen. Ein regionaler Fokus des Arbeitsbereichs liegt auf der mediterranen und der atlantischen Geschichte. Thematische Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind die vergleichende Geschichte kolonialer Herrschaft und deren Zusammenbruch, die Migrations- und Flüchtlingsgeschichte, die Geschichte öffentlicher und privater Räume sowie Fragen öffentlicher Erinnerung in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. An dem Arbeitsbereich ist das ERC Grant Projekt „Atlantic Exiles: Revolution and Refugees in the Atlantic World, 1780s–1820" angesiedelt, das vergleichend die Flüchtlingsbewegungen des Revolutionszeitalters untersucht.

Aktuelle Informationen

"Learning By Doing: Reflections on Refugee History", Peter Gatrell (University of Manchester)

Public Keynote (online), October 12, 2021, 18:30–20:00

In this presentation Peter Gatrell shall talk about some of the conceptual and methodological issues that he has encountered in writing refugee history, and how he has attempted to deal with them. He shall connect these semi-autobiographical reflections to a discussion about what is at stake when refugees and institutional actors in the refugee regime „learned by doing“. These remarks are informed by his current research which makes use of the extensive individual case files created by UNHCR between 1951 and 1975. More information and registration

Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th–21st Centuries: First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, KWI, Essen, October 12–15, 2021

The purpose of this seminar is to promote the historical study of refugees, who are too often regarded as a phenomenon of recent times. By viewing the problem of refugees from a historical perspective, the seminar seeks to complicate and contextualize our understanding of peoples who have fled political or religious conflicts, persecution, and violence. By bringing together 16 advanced PhD students and early postdocs from different parts of the world whose individual research projects examine refugees in different times and places, we intend to give a sense of purpose to this emerging field of study and demonstrate the value of viewing the plight of refugees from a historical perspective. More information and program


Call for Papers for 2nd International Refugee History Seminar

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) and the National History Center of the American Historical Association (NHC), in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), are pleased to announce the

Second International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, which will be held at the GHI in Washington, DC, July 13–16, 2022. Deadline for proposals is October 31, 2021
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New Publication (August 2021)

Megan Maruschke: "The French Revolution and the New Spatial Format for Empire: A Nation-State with Imperial Extensions"

Manuel Covo, Megan Maruschke: "The French Revolution as an Imperial Revolution"

New Publication (July 2021)

Thomas Mareite, "An unlawful and contemptible adventure": the Ducoudray-Holstein expedition and US foreign policy in the early 1820s Caribbean.



Prof. Dr. Jan C. Jansen

Wintersemester 2021/22: Anmeldung über global-mobility@uni-due.de

dienstags, 11 - 12 Uhr, in Präsenz

Dr. Sabine Hanke

Wintersemester 2021/22:  n.V., Voranmeldung per Mail

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Wintersemester 2021/22:
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