Global Histories Forum
The Global Histories Forum is a platform dedicated to the exploration of connections, exchanges and historical perspectives often overlooked by traditional national histories.
Affiliated researchers and projects investigate how social movements, cultural expressions and intellectual debates, political imaginaries as well as high politics, evolve through dynamic and interlocking processes that frequently transcend state borders and conventionally constructed ‘civilizational’ boundaries. They link local and regional concerns to global structures in an attempt not only to engage with the most recent historiographical advances in their respective fields but also to understand the most pressing social, cultural and political concerns facing us in the world today.
The Global Histories Forum is not exclusively dedicated to – though it is inspired by – the distinct historiographical field of ‘Global History’, with its particular methodologies and conceptual apparatus. Rather, we aim to discuss historiographically advanced work dealing with a wide variety of social, cultural and political topics. The precise content of the Forum’s activities will be determined by the evolving interests of participating members.
Each term the forum will host a series of guest lectures and seminars to which everyone at the University of Copenhagen is welcome. See the events section below for further details. We also host informal work-in-progress sessions for staff and postgraduate students at EnGeRom. The aim of these sessions is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment in which colleagues can test out new ideas and get concrete feedback on their work, written or otherwise. For more information about these work-in-progress sessions, please contact one of the Forum coordinators.
The populist turn – A comparative study of three decades of populism in Italy
Simon Cecchin Birk, PhD fellow
Since the early nineties Italian politics has been shaped and at times even dominated by politicians who despite internal differences have all been described - but not systematically compared - as populist. Populism, however, is neither a new nor an exclusively Italian phenomenon. The project brings theoretical insights from the extensive global research on populism with the aim of shedding new light on the expression, extent and effects of the populist turn in Italian politics.
Pop Music in the European Anti-Apartheid Struggle
Detlef Siegfried, associate professor, dr.phil.
After completing the German-Danish collaborative research project "Perceptions of Apartheid in Western European Societies, 1948-1990“ with its six components (2014-2018), Detlef will continue to work on the aspect "Pop Music in the European Anti-Apartheid Struggle".
Foreign Fighters: Past, Present and Future
Morten Heiberg, professor and Enrico Acclai, associate professor