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.



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.


New Programme Geschichtskontor Spring Semester 2020

Due to the closure of the university this spring semester, a number of sessions of the Geschichtskontor are taking place via Teams. You find the updated programme here (PDF, 40 KB).


Academic Assistant (60% PhD position)

The Chair for Global History invites applications for an Academic Assistant. Deadline for applications is 17:00 (CET), Monday 30 March 2020.

For more information on the position and the requirements please read the  job advertisement (PDF, 60 KB).


ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium Spring Semester 2020

The programme of the ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium in Global and Extra-European History is now available. You find it here (PDF, 8220 KB).


Geschichtskontor Spring Semester 2020

The programme of the Geschichtskontor is now available. You find it here (PDF, 1782 KB).


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


Martin Dusinberre awarded fellowship at the DSI

Martin Dusinberre will be a Fellow at the University of Zurich's Digital Society Initiative (DSI) in the autumn semester of 2019. He will generally be working in the DSI offices on Thursdays. For further information, please see: https://www.dsi.uzh.ch/en/research/fellows.html


Greeting the new Era in Japan

Read Martin Dusinberre's new article Greeting the New Era in Japan on Geschichte der Gegenwart. The German Version you find here.