Call for submission of articles for the dossier “Radical History in Global Contexts: Connections, Perspectives and Cases”
The journal Esboç os: histories in global contexts invites researchers to submit articles for the dossier " Radical History in global contexts: connections, perspectives and cases" , organized by Robert Kramm (LMU Munich) and Danielle Heberle Viegas (LMU Munich). Articles must be submitted by August 2, 2021 through the journal's platform. The dossier will be published in v. 29, no. 50, Jan./Apr. 2022.
Call for the dossier “ Radical History in Global Contexts: Connections, Perspectives and Cases ”
Although sometimes called Radical Historyconsidered mere political activism, the field has recently expanded and academically strengthened in multiple directions, including Global History. One of its main demands is to recognize stories hitherto silenced, in alignment with libertarian movements, organizations and social groups. So-called radical historical approaches have become increasingly popular in the study of non-European and non-Western history. In Asia, for example, the area helps to deconstruct persistent racist stereotypes of the supposed obedience of Asians and reveal the long possibilities of study linked to anarchism, communism, feminism and socialism. Likewise, in Latin America the field is expanding intertwined with the tradition of Social History, especially in Brazil,
However, the radical story often sounds too far-reaching and does not pay much attention to cultural perspectives and their global connections. To avoid these pitfalls, one of the biggest challenges in the area is to connect different stories, not only comparing similarities but also ruptures, questioning why certain stories were silenced as practices and narratives. To reinforce this, new expectations and tools related to Global History can be useful, reflecting on the concept of radicalism and inverting classic scenarios of influencers and receptors in moments of crisis and insurrections.
This Dossier intends to bring together studies that address Radical History in its multiple possibilities in relation to Global History. We encourage researchers around the world to submit articles that dialogue with Radical History topics, including: