World History and Historical Materialism

CFP: a conference in Winnipeg, March 2009

An International Conference at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada)
March 12-14, 2009
Call for Papers

Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Research Circle on Globalization and Cosmopolitanism and the Department of History at the University of Manitoba.

The field of World History has been a growing area of scholarship and education over the last three decades. In focusing on the global impact and implications of colonialism, imperialism, the mercantile and industrial revolutions, as well as revolutionary resistance from the early-modern period to the present, World History provides a framework for understanding international capitalism, contemporary politics, and the relationship between economic systems and the dynamics of diverse societies.

This conference will examine the relationship between the historical roots of World History and its contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions.

We invite paper submissions on a range of topics related to World History and Historical Materialism and encourage papers on the following themes: