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Publié le vendredi 08 octobre 2004 par Natalie Petiteau

Résumé

In recent years globalization has received a huge amount of attention. The media are replete these days with references to empire, imperialism, neo-imperialism, etc. If much of the work on these topics is vaporous

Annonce

CFP: The Historical Society's 2006 Conference -
GLOBALIZATION, EMPIRE, AND IMPERIALISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Call for Papers

The Historical Society's 2006 Conference



In recent years globalization has received a huge amount of attention. The media are replete these days with references to empire, imperialism, neo-imperialism, etc. If much of the work on these topics is vaporous "globaloney" as Paul Krugman (recycling a phrase originating with Clare Booth Luce) puts it, an increasing proportion is sufficiently serious so as to command the interest of scholars. Nonetheless, it must be pointed out that even the best of the recent work often suffers from a lack of historical perspective. Clearly, the time seems right for systematic scholarly examination and analysis of these concepts qua concepts and of specific historical episodes/manifestations of globalization, empire, and imperialism across space and time.

With the above considerations in mind, the Historical Society is pleased to announce that the organizing theme for its 5th conference, scheduled for early June 2006, will be "Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism in Historical Perspective." The conference will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and will be hosted by the University of North Carolina. We envision a meeting in which historians across fields come together to deepen and enrich the state of knowledge about these vital concerns. Although we suffer no delusions about the degree of influence scholars typically have on contemporary policy debates, we are hopeful that the addition of historical context may lessen to some small extent the level of ignorance, if not partisanship characteristic of the same.

Peter A. Coclanis will chair the 2006 conference program committee.

Please send 6 copies of your proposal no more than 2 pages accompanied by 6 copies of a brief curriculum vitae to 2006
Conference, The Historical Society, 656 Beacon Street, Mezzanine,
Boston, MA 02215-2010. The deadline for proposals is January 31,
2005.

Questions? E-mail us at historic@bu.edu or call (617) 358-0260.

Joseph Lucas
The Historical Society
656 Beacon St., Mezzanine
Boston, MA 02215
Phone:617-358-0260
Fax:617-358-0250
www.bu.edu/historic
historic@bu.edu

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Dates

  • lundi 31 janvier 2005

Contacts

  • The Historical Society
    courriel : historic [at] bu [dot] edu

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« Globalization, empire, and imperialism in historical perspective », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 08 octobre 2004, http://calenda.org/189437