Global history as we know it today once aimed to upset, if not fully displace, the hegemony of national and imperial state narratives.  Now, just as we can no longer naively treat globalization as an inexorable process, we have met another point of inflection in this creative and growing field.  These workshops will emphasize the plurality of ways that historians, based in the archives, can describe global frameworks.  The concepts of regionality, transnationality and nationality – as expressed in flows, relationships, dynamics, borders, constraints, contact and exchange – will all come under scrutiny. 

Friday, February 14

Panel 1: 1:00-3:00

Levon-Leonidas Ntilsizian (Panteion University) “Greek policy towards Armenians during the repatriation to Soviet Armenia (1946-1948)”

Rob Konkel (Princeton University) “Building Blocs: Raw Materials and the Global Economy in the Age of Disequilibrium”

Break: 3:00-3:15

Panel 2: 3:15-5:15

Liane Hewitt (Princeton University) “‘Monopoly Menace’: The Limits of Americanization and Western Europe’s Turn Against Cartel Capitalism in the Era of World War II”

Kostas Katsoudas (Panteion University) “The construction of the ‘Slav-communist’ menace and the peculiarity of Greek anti-Communism in the 1940s”

Saturday, February 15

Panel 3: 8:30-10:30

Dimitrios Giagtzoglou (University of Crete) “Finding out what the words really mean: The occult practice of lettrism and its Ottoman version”

Johanna Rozakis-Siu (Princeton University) “An Ottoman Indian Ocean? Relations between the Ottoman Empire and local Muslim Communities within the 16th-century Indian Ocean Space from Mutual Perspectives”

Break: 10:30-10:45

Panel 4: 10:45-12:45

Felice Physioc (Princeton University) “Postal Circuits and Merchant Networks in Greater Potosí: the case of Pablo de Vera, 1620-1640”

Afroditi Maragkou (University of Thessaly) “Mapping internal displacement processes due to modernization development projects in the countryside of Thessaly, Greece. The role of microhistorical narratives”

Lunch: 12:45-1:45

Panel 5: 1:45-3:45

Tara Suri (Princeton University) “The Geopolitical Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rhesus Macaques, Decolonizing South Asia, and the Making of the Polio Vaccine (1934-1954)”

Grigoris Panoutsopoulos (University of Athens) “Tearing a Hole in the “Iron Curtain”: CERN’s Science Diplomacy During the Cold War”

Break: 3:45-4:00

Panel 6: 4:00-6:00

Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (Harokopio University of Athens) “Deathscapes: Global History Places”

Teal Arcadi (Princeton University) “Building the State with the Market: A Study of Bonded Debt and Federal Governance in 1950s America”


Event Co-sponsor(s)
Center for Collaborative History
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Global History Lab