On 9-10 February 2018, in partnership with the British Academy, the University of York Department of History hosted an international workshop and conference responding to the recent boom in "global" history. The event provided a forum for keynote speakers (please see videos below) and early-career scholar groups to discuss the challenges and possibilities of writing multi-sited modern histories that encompass fully situated lives and local contexts.
Early-career researcher participants examined various aspects of empire, political economy, nationalism, social movements, and statecraft, offering specific nineteenth- and twentieth-century histories spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas (for participants and their project names, please see below).
The organizers also requested that all conference applicants submit mini-bibliographies of five works that they have found both helpful in their research and relevant to the conference theme. The result is a crowdsourced bibliography available here as a pdf document: RGMWH Bibliography (PDF , 145kb).
This conference was a collaboration between David Huyssen (York), Samantha Iyer (Fordham), Aaron Jakes (The New School), Patrick William Kelly (Northwestern), Katherine Marino (O.S.U), Sarah Miller-Davenport (Sheffield), Shaul Mitelpunkt (York), Bevan Sewell (Nottingham), and Kirsten Weld (Harvard).
Manu Goswami (New York University)
Paul A. Kramer (Vanderbilt University)
Lara Putnam (University of Pittsburgh)
Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University)
Participant Groups and Projects:
Christine Mathias (Kings College London): Capitalism's Manifest Destiny
Aaron Jakes (The New School for Social Research): Colonial Economism
Rebecca Herman (University of California Berkeley): The Americas at War
Andrew Offenburger (Miami University of Ohio): Gilded Frontiers
Rafael Stern (Harvard): The Fault Lines of Partition
Alexander Rocklin (Willamette): Hindu Cosmopolitanism of the Afro-Atlantic
Andrea Wright (William & Mary): The Histories of Oil
Max Holleran (Melbourne): Tourism, European Integration, and Europe's Two Peripheries
Maurice Labelle (Saskatchewan): Thunderbolt
Kirsten Weld (Harvard): Ruins and Glory
David Huyssen (York): The Socialist Who Invented the Hedge Fund
Akhila Yechury (St Andrews): Empire at the Margins
Thomas Fleischman (Rochetser): The Hog City in the Boar Forest
Oliver Charbonneau (Western Ontario): Connected and Coproduced
Maria Fernanda Lanfranco (York): International Women's Organizations and Solidarity in Chile
Samantha Iyer (Fordham): Agrarian Superpower
Sarah Miller-Davenport (Sheffield): Capital of the World
Christy Thornton (Johns Hopkins): Overcoming the Decolonization Divide
David Stein (University of California Los Angeles): The Making of the Dollar Standard
Daniel Stolz (Northwestern): Public Debt and Public Interest
Alexia Yates (Manchester): Domesticating the International
Lydia Walker (Harvard): The Political Geography of International Advocacy
Stuart Schrader (Harvard): A Comparative Compulsion
George Roberts (Cambridge): At the Limits of the Transnational
Molly Todd (Montana): Sisters Against Empire
Shaul Mitelpunkt (York): Civilian Empire
Bevan Sewell (Nottingham): Thatcher's Britain and the Age of Human Rights
Tehila Sasson (Emory): Affective Economies
Lisa Covert (College of Charleston): Global Visions for a Modern Cusco
M. Scott Heerman (University of Miami): Kidnapping, Free Soil, and the Second Slavery
Patrick W. Kelly (Northwestern): AIDS: A Global History
If you have any questions about the conference, you can get in touch with the organisers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.