Keynote Lecture “Region, Nation, World Scale and the Problem of Periodisation” by Sanjay Subrahmanyam
From 7 to 9 December 2017, the Annual Conference 2017 “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context” of the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung took place at the Maison de France, Berlin.
Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA) held a Keynote Lecture entitled “Region, Nation, World Scale and the Problem of Periodisation”. Sebastian Conrad (Forum Transregionale Studien; Freie Universität Berlin) gave an introduction.
The conference was convened by Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris), Barbara Mittler (Heidelberger Centrum für Transkulturelle Studien, Forum Transregionale Studien), and Pierre Monnet (Institut franco-allemand de sciences historiques et sociales). It brought together scholars from various disciplines and countries with the purpose to uncover some of the dynamics behind particular cultural and historical uses of periodisation schemes, as concepts for ordering the past, and thus to reconsider these terminologies.
The event was part of the strategic cooperation between the Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung. It was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and arranged in cooperation with the Einstein Center Chronoi and the Graduate School Global Intellectual History at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.