CFP: Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction 2016 | Feb 5-6 | U. California, Irvine

Laura J.  Mitchell's picture
Fellow South Africanists: This is a dynamic and engaging small conference; a really productive forum for presenting work on African engagements with other regions in the early modern period--including but not limited to slavery and other oceanic trade. What's more, the next meeting is in Irvine. I'd love to see colleagues from this list by the balmy shores of the Pacific in February.
Laura Mitchell
UC Irvine
Call for Papers: FEEGI 2016

The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) invites paper proposals for our eleventh biennial conference, to be held February 5-6, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine.

FEEGI conferences investigate the histories of places and people touched directly and indirectly, advantageously or catastrophically, by European overseas expansion. Our conferences provide an opportunity for scholars to exchange ideas about the circumstances, causes, and consequences of increased global interaction in the early modern period (roughly 1450 to 1850). We welcome proposals that explore political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of perspectives, fields, and disciplines, and we encourage interdisciplinary approaches.


One of the hallmarks of FEEGI conferences is the creation of an intellectual space for comparative thinking and interaction among scholars across traditional temporal, geographic, and imperial boundaries. To promote such dialogue we configure panels to make deep thematic connections, and all our sessions are plenary.


Please enter proposals for individual papers no later than Tuesday, September 15 on FEEGI 2016. Submissions should include a 300-500 word abstract as well as a 300-500 word thumbnail CV highlighting previous conference experience and publications. We welcome submissions from advanced graduate students (including those who may not have publications). We hope to provide some financial support to graduate students whose abstracts are accepted.


For more information please contact: 

Linda M. Rupert

FEEGI Vice-President &

FEEGI 2016 Program Chair

We are now accepting abstract submissions for FEEGI 2016.