Call for Papers - Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context

Call for Papers - Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung invite submissions for a three-day conference in Berlin on concepts of historical periodisation in transregional perspective. The conference is convened by Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris, DHIP), Barbara Mittler (Heidelberger Centrum für Transkulturelle Studien, HCTS), and Pierre Monnet (Institut franco-allemand de sciences historiques et sociales, Frankfurt am Main). The conference will feature a keynote lecture on December 7th and several topical panel sessions on December 8th and 9th. It is arranged in cooperation with the Einstein Center Chronoi and the Graduate School Global Intellectual History at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Application Procedure
This call is open to emerging as well as established scholars on all levels. Abstracts should address themselves to some of the following issues and questions:


1. The Making of Periodisation Schemes 

2. Morphologies and Models of Periodisation

3. Axial Times and Epochal Breaks 

4. Time and Power: Periodisation in a Global Context

5. Popular and Pedagogical Dimensions of Periodisation


As the institutions involved have French, German and English as working languages, papers can be held in all of these three languages while the working language at the conference will be English. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words for paper presentations of 20-25 minutes. Please submit, along with a brief biographical statement, to initiatives@trafo-berlin.de by April 30, 2017.
Selection of papers will take place in May, applicants will be informed by the end of May. The Forum Transregionale Studien will cover participants’ travel and accommodation expenses.
Participants invited for presentation will have a version of their paper published online at “Trafo – Blog for Transregional Research” and may have the option to publish their papers in an edited print/open access format as well.
For questions regarding the organisation, please contact Alix Winter:  initiatives@trafo-berlin.de; T: +49 (0)30 89 001-424; F: +49 (0)30 89 001-440.