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CfA: Walter-Markov-Prize 2021

The European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH) proudly announces the Walter Markov Prize 2021 and calls for applications.

The prize honours an outstanding PhD- or MA-thesis that contributes to the
research fields of Walter Markov, especially the comparative exploration of
revolutions; social movements and decolonisation processes in Africa, Asia,
and Latin America; historiographical traditions in various national contexts,
and academic internationalisation in the course of the 20th century.

Papers that are submitted for the Walter-Markov-Prize are expected to take
a global perspective on its subject, either by addressing it from a comparative
point of view, by examining processes of cultural transfers, or by seeking to
understand the entanglements of various spatial frameworks.

The successful applicant will receive € 1,500 which is meant to support the
publication of his / her research.

The jury will consider manuscripts (in German, English, or French) that had
been submitted to the respective institution after January 2019. Applicants
should submit their manuscripts, a summarizing abstract of 250 words and a
brief CV electronically and as one PDF file to: The
deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021.

Female candidates are highly encouraged.

Here you can find the full Call for Applications as pdf.

Einladung zur Mitgliederversammlung 2020/ Invitation to the Annual Meeting 2020

Liebe Mitglieder,

im Namen des Vorstandes des Europäischen Netzwerkes für Welt- und Globalgeschichte/ Karl-Lamprecht-Gesellschaft e.V. möchte ich Sie herzlich zur nächsten Mitgliederversammlung einladen.

Sie wird am 29. Oktober 2020 von 12:00-13:30 Uhr stattfinden.

Angesichts der Corona-bedingten Abstandsregeln stehen auch wir vor der Schwierigkeit einen genügend großen Raum für alle Teilnehmenden zu finden und haben uns daher entschlossen die diesjährige Mitgliederversammlung online abzuhalten. Bitte geben Sie uns bis zum 15.10.2020 eine Rückmeldung, ob Sie an der Mitgliederversammlung teilnehmen möchten, damit wir Ihnen den Zugang zur Videokonferenz per Email senden können.

Die Tagungsordnung sieht folgendes vor:

1. Bericht des Vorstandes über die Aktivitäten im laufenden Jahr (u.a. Erweiterung des Steering Committee, Verschiebung des VI ENIUGH-Kongress in Turku auf 2021, Publikationsprojekt mit Palgrave, Buchreihe mit Bloomsbury)

2. Bericht des Kassenwarts

3. Varia

Vorschläge für weitere Tagesordnungspunkte können zu Beginn der Sitzung eingebracht werden.

Wir freuen uns, Sie am Abend des gleichen Tages zu einer Diskussion mit Dirk van Laak, Professor für neuere und neueste Geschichte an der Universität Leipzig, und Corinna Unger, Professorin für Globalgeschichte am European University Institute, einladen zu können.

Sie werden aus Sicht eines Autors und Perspektive einer Leserin die Buchreihe „Making Europe“ ( vorstellen. Darin lässt sich erfahren, wie Infrastrukturen und Technologien die europäische Geschichte geprägt und vielfältig mit anderen Weltgeschichten verbunden haben.  

Die Veranstaltung wird in einem hybriden Format stattfinden und wir hoffen, dass wir Sie dazu persönlich oder ebenfalls online begrüßen können. Detaillierte Informationen werden wir Ihnen zeitnah zukommen lassen. Auch hier bitten wir um vorherige Anmeldung bis zum 15.10.2020.

Im Namen des Vorstandes verbleibe ich mit herzlichen Grüßen,

Katja Naumann (Vorstandsvorsitzende)


Dear members,

on behalf of the board of the European Network in Universal and Global History/Karl-Lamprecht-Gesellschaft e.V. I would like to invite you cordially to the next annual meeting of our network.

It will take place on 29th October 2020 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Due to corona-related rules of distancing we also faced the difficulty of finding a sufficiently large room for all participants and decided therefore to hold the meeting this year online. We ask you to register until 15 October 2020 when you plan to attend. Afterwards we will send you the link to access the video conference.

The agenda consists of the following topics:
1. Report of the board (among others the enlargement of des Steering Committee, postponement of the VI ENIUGH Congress in Turku to 2021, handbook project with Palgrave, proposal for a book series with Bloomsbury)

2. Treasurer’s report
3. Varia

Proposals for further tops on the agenda can also be made at the beginning of the meeting.

It is our pleasure to invite you for the evening of the same day to join a discussion between Dirk van Laak, professor of modern and contemporary history at Leipzig University, and Corinna Unger, professor of global history at the European University Institute. From the perspective of an author and a reader they will introduce the recently published book series “Making Europe” (, which shows how the European history of infrastructure and technologies linked and entangled the continent with other regions of the word.  

The event will take place on-site and online and we hope to welcome you either in person or also via the web. Detailed information will be sent out soon. We ask you, however, to register also for this discussion until 15.10.2020 so that we can send you the address or link in time.  

On behalf of the entire board, I remain with warm regards,
Katja Naumann (Chairwoman of the board)

Walter-Markov-Prize 2019/2020

On the Call for the Walter-Markov-Prize 2019/2020, ENIUGH received 19 complete applications of which 18 were PhD dissertations and one was a MA thesis. These submitted works had been written and defended at institutions in eight European countries as well as at universities located in the United States. Based on the unanimous recommendation of the Selection Committee (Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Katja Castryck-Naumann, Matthias Middell, and Corinna Unger), the ENIUGH Steering Committee decided to award the prize to

Eric Burton (University of Vienna / now University of Innsbruck) for his PhD dissertation on “Tanzania’s ‘African Socialism’ and the Development Politics of the two German States: Actors, Relations and Agency, 1961-1990“ (Original title: Tansanias ‘Afrikanischer Sozialismus’ und die Entwicklungspolitik der beiden deutschen Staaten: Akteure, Beziehungen und Handlungsspielräume, 1961-1990).

Moreover, the Steering Committee decided to honour the following three works with an ‘honorary distinction’:

  1. John L. Hennessey (Linnaeus University/ now Uppsala University): Rule by Association: Japan in the Global Trans-Imperial Culture, 1868-1912
  2. Mariusz Lukasiewicz (Graduate Institute Geneva /now Leipzig University): Gold, Finance and Speculation: The making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1887-1899
  3. Theo Paul Williams (University of London, King’s College): ‘Each Movement Will Neglect the Other at Its Peril’: The International African Service Bureau and British Socialism, 1929-1947.

While these three honoured works will be presented thoroughly in the e-journal Connections early next year, the following will illuminate the awardee’s work and its outstanding relevance for the Markov-Prize:

Contributing to the global history of development, Burton’s thesis investigates development as a field of agency through a focus on entanglements between socialist Tanzania and the two German states between 1961 and 1990. The entanglements between ‘South,’ ‘East,’ and ‘West’ are uncovered through an analysis of the trajectories and strategies of concrete actors (university students, academics, development workers and their national counterparts) in different arenas (economic planning, the University of Dar es Salaam, and a rural development programme). On the basis of multi-archival research and over one hundred oral history interviews, these arenas are shown through different, often competing, perspectives.

From the outset, and against the proclaimed intentions of ‘self-reliance,’ Tanzania’s development efforts in the period of ‘African Socialism’, or ujamaa, heavily relied on strategies of extraversion – the mobilization of resources from external sources. Tanzanian actors often successfully initiated resource transfers under the label of development in order to consolidate their position and ensure administrative functionality; at the same time, actors from the two German states also used development aid’ and ‘solidarity’ or ‘socialist aid’ to pursue political, economic and social interests which were often at odds with official motives. In all arenas, and across different groups of actors, long-term and often genuinely global visions of societal transformation in the 1960s and early 1970s gradually gave way to short-term strategies to mitigate the economic crisis in Tanzania in the 1980s.

On the basis of written reviews and a joint discussion of the submissions, the Selection Committee ultimately decided to award the prize to Eric Burton for three reasons. First, Burton comes up with the innovative conclusion that the golden rule of the relations between development workers and their national counterparts was to find a modus vivendi in between all the contradictions. His argument contrasts sharply those of other scholars in the field that suggest that the inherent contractions of ‘aid to self-directed development’ inevitably led to phenomena of exclusion, force and violence. Second, Burton brilliantly masters to put practices to the fore while linking them to structural conditions, such as national development policies, the Cold War and asymmetrical power relations. Third, the Selection Committee was impressed by the empirical density and analytical strength of the social history of development aid that Burton had written.

Due to the postponement of the VI ENIUGH Congress originally to be held in Turku in 2020, the Markov-Prize 2019/2020 was presented during the public online webinar on June 26 2020. You can find the laudatory speech for Eric Burton held by Katja Castryck-Naumann (GWZO, Leipzig), President of ENIUGH, here.

ENIUGH congratulates Eric Burton for his excellent study and looks forward to the publication of his thesis which is announced for spring next year. Published by deGruyter Oldenbourg (‚Studien zur internationalen Geschichte‘ series), the title will be: “In Diensten des Afrikanischen Sozialismus: Tansania und die Globale Entwicklungsarbeit der beiden Deutschen Staaten, 1961-1990”.

Last but not least, ENIUGH would like to take the opportunity to announce that the Call for Applications for the Walter-Markov-Prize 2021 will open soon with a deadline in spring 2021 and the awarding ceremony at the postponed congress which will take place in June 2021. Details will follow soon!

(Photos depicted above: Courtesy of Eric Burton)

Gesprächsabend „30 Jahre Einheit. Deutsch- deutsche Betrachtungen“

Montag, 14. Oktober 2019
17 Uhr
SFB 1199 | Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6-10 | 5. Stock | 04109 Leipzig | Seminarraum 5.55
Der Gedenkzug rollt, die Feuilletons und die Buchhandlungen machen Platz für die Debattenbeiträge zum Zustand der deutschen Einheit. Alles gesagt, nur noch nicht von jedem? Oder gibt es neue Wendungen und Einsichten? Jeannette und Dirk van Laak, Historiker mit gesamtdeutschem Hintergrund, machen sich ihren Reim darauf.

Jeannette van Laak ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Leibniz-Institut für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur – Simon Dubnow. Dirk van Laak hat eine Professur für Deutsche und Europäische Geschichte des 19. bis 21. Jahrhunderts an der Universität Leipzig inne.

Einladung zur Mitgliederversammlung 2019

Liebe Mitglieder,

im Namen des Vorstandes des Europäischen Netzwerkes für Welt- und Globalgeschichte / Karl-Lamprecht-Gesellschaft e.V. möchte ich Sie herzlich zur nächsten Mitgliederversammlung einladen.

Sie wird am 14. Oktober 2019 vom 15.30-17.00 Uhr im Seminarraum des Sonderforschungsbereiches 1199 „Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen“ (Strohsackpassage Nikolaistraße 6-10, 5. Stock, 04109 Leipzig) stattfinden.

Die Tagungsordnung sieht folgendes vor:

  1. Bericht des Vorstandes
  2. Bericht des Kassenwarts
  3. Entlastung des Vorstands
  4. Neuwahl des Vorstands
  5. Varia

Vorschläge für weitere Tagesordnungspunkte können auch noch zu Beginn der Sitzung eingebracht werden.

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir Sie im Anschluss daran zu einem gemeinsamen Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Dirk van Laak (Universität Leipzig) und PD Dr. Jeannette van Laak (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle) zu möglichen Neuinterpretationen der jüngeren Zeitgeschichte einladen können. Detaillierte Informationen senden wir Ihnen in Bälde zu.

Bitte teilen Sie uns bis zum 30. September 2019 mit, ob Sie an der Sitzung teilnehmen werden.

Im Namen des Vorstandes verbleibe ich mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Katja Naumann

Journal of World History seeks new editor-in-chief

The Journal of World History, the official journal of the World History Association, published by the University of Hawai‘i Press and sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i History Department, is seeking an editor-in-chief or a team of co-editors-in-chief. The position will begin in September 2019, allowing a several months period of transition before the current editor-in-chief, Fabio Lopez Lazaro, steps down from the position at the end of the calendar year. It will have an initial term of five years.

Founded by Jerry Bentley and now in its 29th year, the Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions across any time period requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as large-scale population movements, long-distance trade, cross-cultural technology transfers, and the spread of ideas. It engages with the historiographical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to world history, conceived broadly. The Journal encourages research from micro to macro scales, including big history, deep history, histoire croisée, borderlands histories, entangled history, diasporic history, and other approaches. Along with individual articles based on original research, the Journal of World History publishes state of the field pieces, thematic special issues, considerations of pedagogy, topical special forums, and book reviews. It is guided by an Editorial Board and an Advisory Board of scholars from around the world.

The responsibilities of the editor-in-chief or co-editors-in-chief will be:
– Defining editorial policy
– Overseeing and managing a rigorous review process
– Making final decisions on the acceptance and rejection of articles
– Editing articles accepted for publication
– Shaping the direction of the Journal
– Choosing and working with the Editorial and Advisory Boards
– Working with the University of Hawai‘i Press journal production staff
– Working with the journals’ two sponsors, the World History Association and the University of Hawai‘i History Department
– Attending the World History Association annual meeting

To apply, please send a cv and a letter of application to Peter Arnade, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawai‘i: parnade[at] The deadline for applications is April 1.

In your letter, please address the following:
– Your experience publishing, researching, and teaching in world history, and the way you see these as related
– Your previous editorial and administrative experience
– Your vision for the Journal over the next five years
– Your strategy for attracting high-quality submissions, reviews of submissions, and book reviews from scholars diverse in terms of methodology, area of research, and institutional and geographic location
– Your plan for engaging with developments in scholarly communication and research practice

A small amount of funding for travel related to the Journal will be provided, but if you may be able to obtain institutional backing for the position, please indicate this in your letter as well.

Research Fellowships “Global History” (LMU München)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition, is advertising up to five research fellowships for scholars active in global history. The university is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Fellows will be based at the interdisciplinary Munich Centre for Global History (GLOBAL_HIST). During their stay, they will work on a research project in global history or its neighbouring fields. Fellows have no teaching obligation. They are expected to give a lecture about their project and actively engage with the scholarly community at the university and particularly at the centre.

The fellowships are open to postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines. Scholars who are already advanced in their academic careers and have a strong international track record are explicitly encouraged to apply. Depending on the situation of the applicant and the character of the project, the duration of the fellowship will be between one and three months. Fellowships for the winter term 2019/20 should be taken up between mid-October 2019 and the end of February 2020.

The fellowship entails economy travel to and from Munich, a monthly living allowance, free housing in a furnished studio apartment in Munich as well as office space at the Munich Centre for Global History. Health insurance or other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and the responsibility of the fellow.

Applications will include a letter of motivation, a short outline of the research to be done during the fellowship (1-2 pages) and a CV. Please also include information as to the preferred time and duration of the fellowship. All application material should be sent electronically as one PDF-file to Susanne Hohler (susanne.hohler[at] until 31 January 2019.

Enquiries should also be directed to Susanne Hohler or to the centre’s founding director Roland Wenzlhuemer (roland.wenzlhuemer[at] More information on the Munich Centre for Global History can be found at


Susanne Hohler
Historisches Seminar
LMU Neueste Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
+49 (0) 89 / 2180 – 5434
Email: susanne.hohler[at]

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