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Opening: Munich Centre for Global History

International Workshop "Consolidating Global History: Perspectives and Challenges" and opening of the Munich Centre for Global History

08.05.2019 – 09.05.2019


Wednesday, 8 May 2019


Historisches Kolleg, Kaulbachstraße 15, 80539 München

  • 13.00-13.30: Welcome by Roland Wenzlhuemer (Munich)
  • 13.30-15.00: Panel 1 – Chair: Benedikt Stuchtey (Marburg)
    • Madeleine Herren-Oesch (Basle): On missing links in Global History
    • Sebastian Conrad (FU Berlin): Global History and the Specter of Centrisms
    • Stefanie Gänger (Cologne): Flowing in Circles. Notes on the Language of Global History
    • Comment: Cyrus Schayegh (Graduate Institute Geneva)
  • 15.30-17.00: Panel 2 – Chair: Julia Angster (Mannheim)
    • Tonio Andrade (Emory): New Directions in Old Fields: Global History and Military and Diplomatic History
    • Angelika Epple (Bielefeld): Family constellations: global microhistory and its big siblings
    • Juliane Schiel (Vienna): Global Labour History: Achievements and New Challenges
    • Comment: David Motadel (LSE)
  • 18.00: Informance
    • Jazz – The Classical Music of Globalization by Reinhold Wagnleitner and Günter Wagnleitner (Salzburg)
    • Followed by dinner in a nearby restaurant

Thursday, 9 May 2019


Historisches Kolleg, Kaulbachstraße 15, 80539 München

  • 9.00-10.30: Panel 3 – Chair: James Livesey (Dundee)
    • Anne Gerritsen (Warwick): Materiality and Global History
    • Michael Goebel (Graduate Institute Geneva): Crossroads and Loggerheads: On Cities and Global History
    • Giorgio Riello (Warwick): The Root of the Problem: Global History and the European “Rust Belt”
    • Comment: Richard Drayton (King’s College London)
  • 11.00-12.30: Panel 4 – Chair: Matthias Middell (Leipzig)
    • Ulrike Lindner (Cologne): Global History and Empire
    • Harald Fischer-Tiné (ETH Zurich): Marrying South Asian History and Global History: Potential and limits of a Global Microhistory
    • Kiran K. Patel (Maastricht): Positioning Europe in Global History
    • Comment: Valeska Huber (FU Berlin)
  • 12.30-13.00: Closing comments by Johannes Paulmann (Mainz) and Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge)

Afternoon Programme

Seidlvilla, Kulturzentrum, Nikolaiplatz 1B, 80802 München

Introduction of the Munich Centre for Global History’s transfer projects: "Children’s exhibition: A History of Globalization in the 19th Century" and "App-based City Tour GLOBAL MUNICH"

Opening of the Munich Centre for Global History

Historisches Kolleg, Kaulbachstraße 15, 80539 München

  • 18.30-19.00: Welcome
  • 19.00-20.00: Keynote speech
    • Sunil Amrith (Harvard): Rethinking the Port City in Global History
    • Followed by a reception at the Historisches Kolleg

Please register via email ( or phone (+49 89 2180 2960) as space is limited at the Historisches Kolleg.