Bloomsbury Series “Global History – European Perspectives”
The series will contain research monographs and collective volumes reflecting the work of global historians collaborating in ENIUGH and works that mirror the main outcomes of our congresses.
With this series, we intend to inform about current innovative trends in global history writing across the Europe, while the series is also open to contributions from authors living and working outside our region. The documentation of European historiography does, of course, not suggest a Eurocentric understanding. To the contrary, given the fact, that global historians based in Europe are well connected and are often anchored in area studies, volumes of the series will present research that integrates perspectives from all regions outside as well as inside of Europe.
The series is one way in which ENIUGH can respond to new developments in our field. Global historical studies began to grow in the late 1990s and they have led by now to a wealth of empirical studies and a series of remarkable synthetic works. It seems, however, that we are at a turning point – on the one hand, a younger generation of scholars poses new questions, crosses borders to combine archival materials from many different locations and revises methodological approaches that guided research in the last two decades. On the other hand, globalization as a central concept of social analysis, used and propagated in economics, sociology and international relations, has lost much of its appeal. In parallel, critics of globalization gain ground in many societies, and with this the notion that there is one globalization without alternative is again widely evoked.
In this context, global history becomes ever more crucial; our works show that in the past as well as today, global interdependencies were never without alternative and never irreversible. This highlights the importance of the question of who imagines and realizes which kind of globalization, and with which interests – and it is precisely this question which the series put center-stage.
Please send proposals to the editors of the series: Matthias Middell (U Leipzig) and Katja Castryck-Naumann (GWZO Leipzig).
Please use the forms provided by Bloomsbury for academic book proposals to submit your ideas first to the series editors:
You can download the form itself directly here:
Selection is made on basis of a rigorous peer-review process by the editors in strong coordination with the president and vice-presidents of the Steering Committee of ENIUGH.