A conference sponsored by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies—School of History
27—29 May, 2010
University of Freiburg, Germany
This conference will bring together historians from all parts of the world to analyze the global roots of Europe
In recent years, a new specter is haunting Europe - the explosion of writings on the history of the continent. These works often advocate an internalist view of Europe, a view that explains Europe - its successes, its failures and its tragedies - largely out of itself, a perspective that contrasts Europe starkly to its “Others.” “Making Europe” will offer one of the first sustained critiques of that vision by investigating the economic, cultural, ideological, scientific, and political connections of Europe (and, especially, its regions) to the rest of the world. This conference will argue, in contrast to much of the existing literature, that much of what is allegedly distinctly "European" is the result of interactions between particular European regions and other parts of the world. It will show that the efforts to write a history of Europe confined to its own ill-defined boundaries might serve particular political needs of the contemporary moment, but is, in fact, historically inaccurate.
The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)