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Recent Content

New World History Titles

H-World will on occassion post newly released titles relevant to the field of world and global history. We thought that some of the books below will be of interest to our readers.


Lynn Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era (New York: Norton, 2014)

Diego Olstein, Thinking History Globally (New York: Palgrave, 2014)

Christoph Strobel, The Global Atlantic 1400-1900 (New York: Routledge, 2015)

CFP / proposed session ESSHC 2016 / Women and Labour under Colonial Rule (19th and 20th centuries)


Session proposal for the ESSHC 2016, Labour Network


Event: European Social Science History Conference, 2016

Date: 30 March - 2 April 2016

Location: Valencia


Organizer: Daniëlle Teeuwen, Wageningen University and Research Centre


Proposed session:

Women and Labour under Colonial Rule (19th and 20th centuries)


Call for Papers Conference “Gender, household labour relations and (post)colonialism, 1800-present”

Date: 25-27 July 2016


Venue: Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


In recent decades, postcolonial studies have increasingly looked at the role of gender in colonial relations. Inspiring work by scholars such as Catherine Hall, Phillipa Levine, Anne McClintock, and Ann Stoler, has tremendously deepened our knowledge on how gender relations were constituted, and how in turn they shaped colonial relations around the world. While work and household labour relations have surfaced in these studies, they have not been the focus of attention.