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.
Programme Geschichtskontor Fall Semester 2021
The programme (PDF, 169 KB) for the Geschichtskontor in the Fall Semester 2021 is now available. Further information (place, time, access to the reading) can be found on the programme.
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 ETHZ in the Fall Semester 2021. Further information can be found on the programme.
Programme Geschichtskontor Spring Semester 2021
Due to the current situation, the Geschichtskontor sessions will be hosted on Zoom. The programme (PDF, 1 MB) is now online. More information on how to participate is on the Kontor's webpage.
Launch of 15past15 Podcast, Season 2
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