Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Martin Dusinberre

The Chair for Global History brings the contributions of both history and area studies to the still developing field of global history. Its temporal frame is roughly the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Areas of research include socioeconomic transformations in Japan and Asia from the mid-nineteenth century onwards; Japanese imperialism and imperial rivalries in and across the Asia-Pacific region; the history of Japanese and Chinese overseas diaspora communities; the movement of knowledge and goods across the Asia-Pacific region; the relationship between maritime histories and traditional land-based histories; and the wider challenges of studying connections and entanglements in the modern world.



Roundtable discussion on "The State of Nature in Asia"

You are cordially invited to a roundtable discussion on "The State of Nature in Asia" with Prof. Debjani Bhattacharyya (UZH), Prof. Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge), and Prof. Paul Kreitman (Columbia University) on Tuesday May 24, 2022. Further details see flyer. (PDF, 2 MB) 


Programme Joint ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium in Global and Extra-European History

The programme (PDF, 8 MB) for the Joint ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium is now online. The Colloquium will take place at the UZH in the Spring Semester 2022. Further information can be found on the programme.


Programme Geschichtskontor Spring Semester 2022

The programme (PDF, 905 KB) for the Geschichtskontor in the Spring Semester 2022 is now available. Further information (place, time, access to the reading) can be found on the programme.


Launch of 15past15 Podcast, Season 2

Season 2 of the 15past15 podcast launched on 15 May 2020. This season's theme is "Wealth and the Writing of History". For further information, download our poster (PDF, 434 KB), go to our homepage, or follow us on Twitter.


Lives in Transit

The E-Learning game developed by a team led by Martin Dusinberre and including Helena Jaskov, has launched in its demo form. For more details and the opportunity to play, please visit the game's homepage: https://livesintransit.org/login