Mohammed Bamyeh’s 2007 book, Of Death and Dominion, was translated into German in 2020 and released by Turia + Kant. We spoke with the author about his research process, how death played out within historical power structures, and the role of mortality in contemporary society.
Tagged: Global History
By Nükhet Varlık. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is known to have affected human societies for at least the last five thousand years. During its long history, it sparked countless local epidemics and three known pandemics, which spread the bacterium to practically every corner of the world.
Book Review: Between East and South. Spaces of Interaction in the Globalizing Economy of the Cold War
By Katharina Kreuder-Sonnen. Research on the global history of Cold War Eastern Europe is flourishing. This edited volume stems from two home-bases of the endeavour, Exeter and Leipzig, where most of the editors as well as the series Dialectics of the Global were or are based.
By Marcia C. Schenck. In 1969, the OAU proposed its own refugee convention to reflect African values. Why did it not become policy across the continent?
By Jeremy Adelman. A few years ago, I organized a symposium at Princeton University. The theme was: does globalization mean that the social sciences (broadly defined) need to rethink their intellectual foundations? In the end, we came to a draw. Some felt that old models and familiar framings worked fine. Others saw global integration as an intellectual shakeup of the bedrock of methodological nationalism.
By Julia Hauser (Global History, University of Kassel, Germany). The humanities are united by their aim of promoting critical self-reflection. History shares this aim, and so do recent turns in the field.
جوليا هاوزر (التاريخ العالمي، جامعة كاسل، ألمانيا). ما يوحّد الإنسانيات هو هدفها المتمثّل في تعزيز التفكير الذاتي النقدي. ويشارك التاريخُ هذا الهدف، وكذلك تفعل الانعطافات الأخيرة في هذا الحقل.
By Malte Fuhrmann. Port city studies have developed many radical reinterpretations of the Middle East or Southeast Europe, but these have made little inroads into the mainstream. With my book, I aim to rise to that challenge by readdressing an issue of classic political and social history of the nineteenth century: the issue of Europeanization.
By Barbara Mittler. No Handshakes, no Hugs and no Bises: The global call for social distancing has significantly changed rules and gestures of conduct and etiquette that had travelled the world for centuries. The handshake is one such example.
By Christoph Streb. In light of recent phenomena of global communication like #MeToo, Fridays for Future, and the proliferating conspiracy theories about the Coronavirus pandemic, this book on the history of global publics obviously is very timely. Spanning the period between the late 19th and the late 20th century, Global Publics consists of twelve individual case studies.