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.
Greeting the New Era in Japan
Programme Research Colloquium FS2018
The programme of the Research Colloquium in Extra-European and Global History (PDF, 582 KB) is now available.
Programme Geschichtskontor FS2019
The programme of the Geschichtskontor (JPG, 865 KB) is now available.
15past15 Podcast Series
Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner have launched a new podcast series, 15past15, as part of their ongoing HERA project, East Asian Uses of the European Past.