The eighteenth century was a period of discoveries and exotic encounters. Sailors and naturalists found new lands in the Pacific. Traders and settlers adopted food and dress practices which they then took back with them to Europe. Previously unknown animals like the kangaroo and the anteater made their first appearance in European menageries and museums, drawing excited crowds to see them and sometimes inspiring contemporary art and design. Novel and exciting commodities such as coffee, tea and ceramics emerged in the eighteenth century as luxury and then popular consumer products.
Core Program 2015–16
The Frontiers of Persian Learning: Testing the Limits of a Eurasian Lingua Franca, 1600–1900
Conference 2: The Social Frontiers of Persian Learning
—organized by Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia
PHILHIST ’16 / 3rd International Multi-Track Conference on History of Philosophy will be held in Istanbul on April 22-23, 2016. The conference will be coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
Economics and Institutions in History
WORKSHOP IN ECONOMIC HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
Under the auspices of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Turkey the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) will hold its annual conference in Istanbul, Turkey, from 3-11 September 2016.
Like in previous years, the Educational Committee of the International Commission of Military History invites young PhD. students to take part in a workshop for young scholars who are still working on or have just finished their PhD thesis on a topic which relates to the issue of „preparations for war“.
Call for Papers - Gotham Center Blog for Scholars of New York City History
“Hearing the Inarticulate: Ethics and Epistemology in the Archives”
A Summer Seminar and Writing Retreat at the Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University
June 20-29, 2016
The ERC Project Open Jerusalem, directed by Prof. Vincent Lemire, is organizing its first international symposium entitled “Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840–1940): New archives and perspectives on urban citizenship and global entanglements”. The event will take place at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno (Crete, Greece) on 10–12 May 2016.
This year, as we reach this momentous point in the Decade of Centenaries, it it is appropriate to think about the longer term impact of the Great Famine on movements of political change in Ireland. Thus we will be addressing the theme ‘From Famine to Freedom’. As happened last year, the conference will form part of the Irish Famine Summer School, which has the same theme as the conference and runs from June 14th-17th 2016 at Strokestown Park House.
The deadline for submissions for the next issue of Entremons.UPF Journal of World History has been extended until 31 January 2016. The journal gives you the opportunity to publish articles and research papers on issues in cultural, social and political history from a global perspective.