Following the successful and rewarding meetings of the European Congresses on World and Global History held in Leipzig, Dresden, London, Paris, and Budapest the next ENIUGH Congress will take place in Turku, hosted by the Global History Laboratory at Åbo Akademi.
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, 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. Our aim is to bring together as many perspectives and case studies as possible so that a stimulating debate about interpretations across historical periods, about comparisons of spaces may emerge, leading towards greater sensibility for border-crossing entanglements and encounters.
With the 6th 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 of the 2020 congress is again a commitment to transcending the confines of national and Eurocentric historiographies. Topics proposed may include cultural and economic processes as well as the various aspects of material and social life, and can represent approaches from disciplines throughout the area studies, humanities, arts, and social sciences.
While the majority of the contributions will deal with particular historical subjects, other can concentrate on questions of theory and methodology. In addition to panels in the thematic sessions, roundtables and special events offer room for joint discussions. We invite those proposing panels to explore the whole spectrum of possibilities to organize stimulating events that attract interest across traditional in-groups within the field of global history.
We look forward to welcoming to Åbo (Turku) historians and colleagues from neighbouring disciplines from all parts of Europe and other world regions who are interested in historical interactions and connectivity – whether conceived as micro- or macro-history –, who examine cross-border movements or intercontinental relations in the respective local and historical idiosyncrasies.
We are very glad that Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) has accepted our invitation to give one of the keynotes of the congress.
We invite proposals for panels comprising up to 4 participants, or double-panels with up to 7 participants, in both cases including commentators. In addition to the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the participants, proposals should include titles and abstracts of the panel as a whole (200–600 words) and of each individual paper (100–300 words). Please note that, at this stage, we invite only proposals for whole panels. After the Steering Committee of ENIUGH and the Turku Congress Committee will have selected panels by the end of September 2019, there will be a call for individual paper proposals, which can either be included in open slots in the already accepted panels or form additional panels.
All proposals for panels must be received by 15 July 2019 and submitted electronically through the following form.
Steffi Marung, Centre for Area Studies / SFB 1199, Leipzig University
Matthias Middell, Global and European Studies Institute, Leipzig University
Katja Naumann, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig
Holger Weiss, Global History Laboratory at Åbo Akademi University