Raumformate – Bausteine in Prozessen der Neuverräumlichung

Matthias Middell (SFB 1199 & Leipzig U)

Publication Date

January 2019


Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag




Working Paper

Working Paper Series

SFB 1199 Working Paper



Additional Information

In this working paper, the notion of spatial formats, central to the programme of the SFB 1199, is put into context by referring to the state of the art in various disciplines, ranging from new political geography to anthropology to social sciences to global history. It demonstrates the potential of this category for the analysis of historical developments under the global condition, and it describes avenues for further research.

Biographical Note
Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (SFB 1199 & Global and European Studies Institute, Leipzig University, Germany)
Having studied history at the Leipzig University and being awarded a PhD in the field of French revolutionary history there in 1989 and a habilitation with a study of world history writing during the 20th century in 2002, Matthias Middell’s research interests currently include the historical evolvement of the global condition, the comparative and global history of revolutions, and the history and methodology of history writing in a global age. As head of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Consortium, he teaches regularly at partner universities and co-supervise PhD candidates together with colleagues from France, South Africa, and Ethiopia.