Heisenberg Position GloBe

Dr. Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA
Connected histories between South Asia, Africa, and Europe, 18th to 20th century


[Photo: Dhiraj Kannaujia]

 

Research and teaching at the Heisenberg Position explore social, cultural and historical connections of colonial and post-colonial societies between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Historical processes of transformation and exchange are investigated through the prism of 'connected histories', focussing on south-south connections, especially between South Asia, the Indian Ocean, and South / East Africa.

The movements and flows of goods, people, and ideas are at the centre of our research, particularly, migration movements of individuals from South Asia into the world. Taking a historical perspective coupled with an interdisciplinary approach is ever more important to understand our entangled and and globalized world. Global historical research has become one of the most promising and exciting fields in historical studies today.

Seminar Series in Global History in Summer Semester 2021

Dr Margret Frenz, Heisenberg Position GloBe, University of Stuttgart, in cooperation with the IZKT, University of Stuttgart, and the Town Hall Stuttgart

All presentations take place online from the town hall Stuttgart. You can get the link to all lectures here.

Seminar Series Global History

 

Prof. Dr Christof Dejung: Global Social History

Professor Dr Christof Dejung (University of Bern): Globale Sozialgeschichte. Überlegungen zu einem neuen Forschungsfeld auf dem Gebiet der Globalgeschichte
22 April 2021, 7pm
Online from the Town Hall Stuttgart

Prof. Dr Cyrus Schayegh: Methodological and Conceptual Reflections

Professor Dr Cyrus Schayegh (The Graduate Institute, Geneva): Methodological and Conceptual Reflections on Composing 'Global History of the Modern Middle East: A Primary Source Reader'
6 May 2021, 7pm
Online from the Town Hall Stuttgart

Prof. Dr Susanne Rau: Global Cities in Premodern Times?

Professor Dr Susanne Rau (University of Erfurt): Global Cities in der Vormoderne? Zur Räumlichkeit und Zeitlichkeit von Globalität
20 May 2021, 7pm
Online from the Town Hall Stuttgart

Prof. Dr Aparajith Ramnath: International Networks and Aircraft Manufacture in Colonial and Postcolonial India, 1940-1964

Professor Dr Aparajith Ramnath (Ahmedabad University): International Networks and Aircraft Manufacture in Colonial and Postcolonial India, 1940-1964
17 June 2021, 7pm
Online from the Town Hall Stuttgart

Dr Festo Mkenda: Africa and the Usefulness of “Theoretical Heresy” in the Study of Global History

Dr Festo Mkenda (Xavier University, Cincinnati OH): Africa and the Usefulness of “Theoretical Heresy” in the Study of Global History
Summer Sem 2021, exact date will be announced soon, 7pm
Online from the Town Hall Stuttgart



Past Events (selected)


Lecture accompanying the exhibition 'Schwieriges Erbe. Linden-Museum und Württemberg im Kolonialismus' 

Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA, presented a lecture on ‛Beziehungsgeschichte(n) der Mission. Unterwegs zwischen Europa, Südasien und Afrika’ at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart (online) on 22 January 2021 at 6:30 pm .

Presentation


Presentation at the Research Seminar in Modern History

Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA, presented a paper on ‘Moving Histories. Verbindungen über den Indischen Ozean im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert’ at the research seminar in modern history (Professor Christoph Cornelißen and Professor Andreas Fahrmeir) at the University of Frankfurt, IG 457, on 27 January 2020 at 6:00 pm.


Lecture at the 'Pontische Abend'

Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA, presented the annual lecture at the 'Pontische Abend' on ‘“... noch eine liebe Heimat”: Eine glokale Familiengeschichte’ at the University of Stuttgart, KII, M17.01, on 1 February 2020 at 7:00 pm .

Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA, presented the IUSD-Lecture on 'Inscribing the City: The Urban Landscape of Zanzibar Stone Town' on 3 December 2019 at 17:30 hrs in room 8.04 in the KI.

The 12th EASAS Doctoral Workshop, organized by Dr Frenz and Dr Berkemer, took place at the University of Stuttgart between 19 and 21 September 2019. The workshop report can be found here.

 

 

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