CfA: 7th Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Call for applications, deadline 31 May 2020

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Kloster Bernried, Lake Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, Germany
29 August – 1 September 2021

https://www.fruehe-neuzeit.uni-bayreuth.de/en/conferences-workshops/Summer-Academy-of-Atlantic-History/index.html

The corona virus, BREXIT, “America first” and many other current developments and crises bring up the crucial question how much globalisation on the one hand and nationalism, states or nation-states on the other have been driving forces in in historical processes. However, are the global and the national purely antagonistic – or do they also enable and further each other? Where do local, regional, transregional processes come into play – and how?

With the 7th Summer Academy of Atlantic History we want to go back in history: we enquire into the interrelated processes of nation-, state- and empire-formation as well as globalization and the role migrants and diasporas, Europeans, Africans, American Indians, merchants and trade companies, knowledge, germs and viruses, rumours and panics, technologies, goods and consumption played in these processes within and beyond the Atlantic World.

For the 7th Summer Academy of Atlantic History, we invite applications from PhD students working on the history of the Atlantic World between the fifteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. While all projects pertaining to Atlantic History will be considered, we are particularly interested in applications on this year’s theme.

The 7th Summer Academy will be hosted by Prof Susanne Lachenicht, Universitaet Bayreuth, and will take place on Lake Starnberg, Upper Bavaria, Germany.

As well as providing the selected students with an opportunity to present papers and engage in discussion with tutors and their fellow students on their research, the Summer Academy will also host keynote speakers who will address broad themes appertaining to Atlantic History.

Prospective student participants should send a CV and a summary (3-4 pages altogether) of their research projects to susanne.lachenicht@uni-bayreuth.de by 31 May 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2020.

Posted: 
06/05/2020