Call for Applications: Winter School on Global History, February 2020

The Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute London are jointly organising a winter school on Global History – Challenges and Opportunities, for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India.

Venue: New Delhi
Dates: 16-21 February 2020

Convenors: Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, Monica Juneja and Indra Sengupta

The winter school is directed at PhD and early career scholars mainly from German and Indian universities who are working with the methods and approaches of global history or are interested in these, regardless of the region they have specialised in.

Three thematic areas of study will be dealt with:

1) the history of labour;
2) the history of pedagogic
practice, and
3) the history of peripatetic objects.

The focus will be on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While not the express intention of the school, in view of the location of the winter school, many of the themes may have a focus on India or South Asia, although our aim is to open the study of the region up to new questions and perspectives.

For participants from Germany and India (outside New Delhi), the cost of travel to New Delhi and stay will be met by the Max Weber Stiftung’s India Branch Office. Some meals will also be provided for. Applications are invited from PhD and early career scholars (no more than 2 years post-PhD) from history and related disciplines at Indian and German universities who are using or are interested to use global history approaches in their research.

The application should include the following:

1) your CV
2) a letter of motivation of no more than 500 words outlining why you are interested to attend the
school, where your work fits in with the objectives of the school, and how you think your work will
contribute to the field of global history
3) a letter of support from your supervisor or, if you have completed your PhD, a senior academic with
whom you work very closely and who knows your work well.

Further Information

Please send your application as a single pdf file to Ms Katharina Becker, India Research Programme at the German Historical Institute London by 11 October 2019.

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