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Reminder: CFP 'Monarchy and Modernity, 1500-1945', University of Cambridge, 8-9 January 2019

The conference announced on the cfp below was originally designed for Europeanists, but was opened up to all world areas following multiple requests by non-Europeanists to participate. The cfp has therefore been revised and the deadline extended to August 15, 2018. Please note that all proposals previously submitted remain valid and, where applicable, accepted.

CFP: Governing Environmental Change: Science Diplomacy and the Global Politics of Knowledge since the 19th century, Nov. 16-17 in Berlin, Deadline: August 10, 2018

CFP: Governing Environmental Change: Science Diplomacy and the Global Politics of Knowledge since the 19th century

Organizers: Nadin Heé (FU Berlin), Mariko Jacoby (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Sönke Kunkel (John F. Kennedy-Institute/FU Berlin), Simone Turchetti (University of Manchester)

Venue: Berlin, November 16-17, 2018

Deadline: August 10, 2018

Climate and Disease in Medieval Eurasia, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History (2018)

Dear Colleagues,

The following essay has just been released open-access. You may find this summary handy for reference or teaching purposes. Note that it includes sections at the end on the historiography of the fields of climate and disease history; information on primary sources and links to digital materials; and a list of Further Reading.

Here's the citation and link:

Re: Farewell and Thanks!

Dear Christoph,
THANK YOU for your service to the world history community, and for all the work you have put in to H-world on behalf of the community here. I hope we'll all still be reading posts from you.


Laura Mitchell
UC Irvine

Re: Farewell and Thanks!

I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Christoph Strobel for his stewardship of H-World these past four years. His dedication and daily attention to keeping us connected to relevant world history discussions and announcements has been a great service to all of us. While editing H-World, Christoph also continued his commitment to teaching and research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.