In the following, you find the congress programme and we invite you to read it as a sort of mapping of where world and global history writing currently stands and is going to across Europe and beyond.

Thanks to the lively response to our Call for Panels/Papers the programme offers a wider range of presentations exploring revolutionary upheaval across areas and times, comparing and connecting them, with a special emphasis on the relationship between global processes and revolution in order to overcome the focus on isolated case studies still prevailing within comparative revolutionary history. The respective debates will highlight revolutionary times as crucial eras for transborder communication and cooperation.

An aspect which is given increasing attention in transnational and world historical research concerns the history of empire and imperial organisation. Taking up on that the second focus of the programme addresses the stabilisation and reform, as well as the dissolution and legacies of empires across the world, especially in regard to their large-scale repercussions. Inter-imperial forms of cooperation and competition come up for discussion, colonial and post-colonial settings will be addressed and compared.

A third main line of inquiry concerns transnational, region-wide, and global crises, conflicts and ruptures – especially wars, violent transformation, and radical interventions in the political, social and economic order, resulting in complex processes of respatialization and new orders.

As was the case at previous congresses a wider range of processes are discussed in terms of cross-border entanglements, circulations and transfers, including the production of knowledge, the development of international law, the reconfiguration of the international state order towards global governance structures, labour relations and historiography itself. Throughout the programme, actor-centered perspectives range prominently.

And we are happy that the efforts of the Steering Committee of ENIUGH and the programme committee to mobilise a strong participation from Eastern Europe and by historians from or dealing with the Middle East have been successful.

Please feel invited to browse through the programme following your own curiosity or to discover stimulating contributions along the lines of the Steering Committee’s selection of major themes.

You can now download the programme book here.