Sixth European Congress on
World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration,
and Patterns of Exclusion

Turku, 25 June — 28 June 2020
Due to COVID-19 we decided to postpone the congress to 17.-20.06.2021.

Welcome to the Sixth ENIUGH Congress

Under the theme “Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion”, we seek to stimulate and discuss research on minorities and the processes of past and present minoritization as well as the resistance they engender from a global perspective. We aim to analyse the various concepts of minority and minority positions as well as practices and narratives of inclusion, belonging, and exclusion with a focus on transnational and transregional constellations as well as comparative perspectives.

Addressing the exposure to and challenge of historical and contemporary mechanisms and policies of marginalization and exclusion in their relation to past and present cultures of integration, we hope to stimulate a reflection on the normative underpinnings of societies. Our aim is to bring together as many perspectives and case studies as possible so that a stimulating debate about interpretations across historical periods, about comparisons of spaces may emerge, leading towards greater sensibility for border-crossing entanglements and encounters.

With the 6th ENIUGH Congress, we will also continue to explore the relations, transfers, and entanglements between states, peoples, communities, and individuals situated in, or spanning, different regions of the world in a comparative and a longue durée perspective. The common emphasis of the 2021 congress is again a commitment to transcending the confines of national and Eurocentric historiographies.

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Dates and Deadlines
  • Due to COVID-19, we decided to postpone the congress to 17.-20.06.2021. As such, we intend to maintain the 2020 programme structure as much as possible while we also want to make way for discussions on how global historians can participate in the societal debate about pandemics.

    Further information will be provided in late summer this year.

Conference News and Updates

Call for International Summer School Application has opened

Please find the full announcement here.

Call for papers is online

The call for papers is now open and we look forward to your submission.

Call for Panels available in French

The Call for panels is now also available as a PDF in French.