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. With the Sixth 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 is again a commitment to transcending the confines of national and Eurocentric historiographies.

The Sixth ENIUGH Congress was originally to take place in June 2020. By virtue of the global spread of Covid-19 at the beginning of 2020, the ENIUGH Steering and Organising Committees decided to postpone the congress for a year. Building on the experience of new formats in which scientific exchange has taken place since the outbreak of the pandemic, the congress will now take place online from 15 June to 19 June 2021. The first four days will cover the official panel program with online sessions and discussions. To experience the social component of the congress and to not miss out on personal connections there will be an interactive get together on the last day, June 19th, during which all the impressions from the congress days before can be ventilated.

While we will maintain the original programme of 2020 as much as possible, we want to take advantage of this new situation and invite scholars to submit additional panels and/or individual papers. During the last months, many interesting debates and research questions have emerged in response to the current pandemic – often with a clear global perspective. At the same time, the main theme of the congress “Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion” has also gained a new twist due to the challenges and responses to Covid-19. For more detailed information on the Additional Call for Panels and Papers, please visit this page.

Dates and Deadlines
  • March 15, 2021

    Registration for participants/listeners opens

    Listening positions:
    If you have been invited by a convenor of a panel we kindly ask to register as well under “Registration”-> Scroll to “To the registration form”


  • May 21, 2021

    The Finalized Panel Programme with timeslots can be found here:
    Programme -> Panel Programme


    Timezone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Conference News and Updates

Additional Call for Panels and Papers has opened

Our extended Call for Panels and Papers related to the COVID-19 pandemic is now online and we are looking forward to reading your submissions. Here you can find the pdf version.

Walter-Markov-Prize 2021

We are pleased to announce the Call for Applications to the WMP 2021. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

ENIUGH Congress 2021: Info and Updates

Find the most recent circular here.