The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) was founded in 2002 by transforming the Karl-Lamprecht-Gesellschaft  e.V. into an international organisation based on German legislation for non-profit associations.

ENIUGH promotes research and teaching in world and global history, especially among scholars based in Europe. It was formed to answer the demand for efficient cooperation in this field. As a multilingual platform of communication it has become an important channel for scientific exchange within Europe, while offering many opportunities to connect with colleagues from other world regions. Building on the long tradition of world history writing in Europe, ENIUGH serves as a forum for the multiplicity of topical and methodological approaches to the study of past and current processes of cross-cultural interaction and entanglements in contemporary historical and interdisciplinary scholarship.

The network advocates the transcending of former Eurocentric, teleological and universalist assumptions, thus seeking to help “provincialise“ the continent’s past within a global perspective. It is engaged in strengthening the linkages between the manifold institutions in Europe that contribute to a better understanding of the historicity of today’s globally integrated world.

The main activities of ENIUGH are:

  • to regularly organise a European Congress on themes of World and Global History
    • to publish with its periodicals COMPARATIV, a paper based journal that is published in German and English and issued six times a year as well as Connections, a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing up to 30 articles a year, announcing call for papers, conferences and workshops and a platform for thematic discussions of urging questions in world and global history
    • to offer administrative help for bi- and multilateral cooperation in the fields of Masters and PhD programmes