Seventh European Congress on World and Global History 2023 - Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional and International Perspectives
About two decades ago the European Congress on World and Global History took place for the first time, and since then, scholars from across the continent and other world regions have met every three years to share and discuss new research in the field, advancing concepts of comparative and entangled histories, in a longue durée perspective. The 7th ENIUGH Congress will be hosted by Leiden University on its campus in The Hague, UN City of Peace and Justice, from 29 June to 1st July 2023.
Building on the recent experience of new formats for scientific exchange as a result of the Covid19-pandemic, the congress will offer online-sessions, with most of the programme being planned to take place on-site in the inspiring surroundings of The Hague. The general events such as the opening ceremony and roundtable discussions each day will be streamed online to allow distant participants to take part.
Under the main congress theme “Conflict and Inequity, Peace and Justice: Local, Regional, and International Perspectives”, we aim to discuss structural and specific causes of conflict and inequity as well as the corollary features of various quests for peace and justice. These causes and quests – as core constellations and long-lasting aspirations, respectively – have shaped the lives of peoples and the development of socio-political orders in all historical periods and around the globe. Having impacted historical processes of every kind, we therefore think that it is crucial to comprehend them both if we want to understand the challenges and potential of the present day. We invite panels and papers to examine how historical narratives have been con-structed around moments of peace and of conflict and to reflect on the long-term impacts of conflict and inequity in relation to processes of reconciliation and peace-making. We are particularly interested in relational and dialectical interpretations of peace and conflict as well as of justice and inequity in a historical perspective, including: the different scales on and the various dimensions in which they played out.
We thus welcome proposals addressing, but not limited to: