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Präsentation zum Thema: "EGO | EUROPÄISCHE GESCHICHTE ONLINE"—  Präsentation transkript:


A TRANSCULTURAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE First of all: I would like to thank you for the opportunity to present the “Europäische Geschichte Online”, in short EGO. So, what is EGO? In one sentence: European History Online is a reviewed transcultural history of Europe on the internet encompassing the period from approx to 1950.

3 transcultural / transnational perspectives on European history
| Innovation transcultural / transnational perspectives on European history international and interdisciplinary collaboration media change: multimedia In our opinion EGO’s innovative potential lies in three aspects: a. in its transcultural / transnational perspective on European history b. in the „Europeanization“ of research on European history c. in the employment multimedia elements

4 | Transcultural / transnational perspectives on Europe
processes of communication, intercultural encounter and interaction, circulation, distribution, diffusion, entanglements, transfer and exchange “tidal Europe“ (Davies 1996: 9) EGO endorses a transcultural/transnational perspective on European history. It is interested in „links and flows“ ((Iriye/Saunier 2009: xviii): the circulations and connections between, above and beyond national, regional and cultural spheres. EGO wants to track flows of people, goods, ideas, products or patterns that stretched over borders. It analyzes the different grades of interaction and entanglement and thus documents the shape, content, role and impact of transcultural processes. In doing so, EGO particularly focuses on intercultural transfer. EGO conceives of Europe as a zone of communication that never had stable borders. This approach allows for a multidisciplinary perspective on an dynamic, ever-changing “tidal Europe” (Davies 1996: 9).

5 “Europeanization“ of research on European history
| Research network “Europeanization“ of research on European history interlinking international scholars working in the various disciplines of European history international and interdisciplinary editorial board A transcultural history of Europe, we felt, ought to be compiled in transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration that allows for a multidisciplinary perspective on European history. Core of this research network - that already consists of more than 100 contributors from all over Europe - is the international and interdisciplinary editorial board with 24 distinguished scholars from 9 European countries and the United States representing more than 20 disciplines and sub-disciplines. The editorial board members both invite authors and review entries in their respective field of research. Publication languages are German and English.

6 composed of multimedia items “living document“
|Media change composed of multimedia items “living document“ “European History Online” does not pretend to offer a complete, definite or even canonical list of entries. But with the end of the project phase in 2013 it will supply a coherent sample of articles. Instead of a rigid delimitation, the possibility, even more: the necessity of revision, updating and addition was considered right from the outset by choosing the form of an online publication. EGO has a modular structure. It will grow organically around the laid-out framework represented by the ten threads. It will be regularly updated and purposefully enlarged even after the end of the project phase in Thus, in form, content and concept EGO is a “living document”.

7 EGO does not only provide reviewed articles but also pictures, maps, charts, …

8 ...source editions ...

9 ... or audio- and videofiles.

10 Via reference and citation links EGO also integrates evaluated external scholarly resources as can be seen here

11 Institute of European History Mainz
| Partner Institute of European History Mainz Kompetenzzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Trier Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (BSB) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) The project is carried out by the Institute of European History in Mainz in cooperation with the Competence Centre for Electronic Publication Procedures and the Bavarian State Library and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

12 project phase July 2009 – June 2013
|Schedule project phase July 2009 – June 2013 public launch of the website is scheduled for 2010 The actual project phase of EGO starts next week, on July, 1. The public launch of EGO is scheduled for 2010.

13 For more information please visit


15 Models and Stereotypes European Networks European Media
Controversies Background Crossroads Models and Stereotypes European Networks European Media Europe on the Road Europe and the World Transnational Movements & Organizations Alliances and Wars To trace and document all “links and flows” in European History that principally embrace all aspects of human life, thought and relations for a time period of more than 500 years calls for some kind of focusing. Therefore, EGO focuses on phenomena of concentrated communication that allows for - both with regard to content and methods- the analysis of principal interaction processes in European history. These approaches to a transcultural history of Modern Europe are represented by the so-called “threads” that can be viewed here.

16 Controversies (examples)
Comparative history Cultural transfer Histoire croisée Transnational history ....

17 Backgrounds (examples)
Transport and modes of transport / Travel National and transnational news distribution Intercultural communication and translation ....

18 Crossroads (examples)
Border regions Alpine space The Balkans Mediterranean ... Courts and cities Cultural Metropolises Capitals of science Trading centres, seaports Residences... Religious and denominational spaces Legal spaces / legal systems Language areas... Knowledge spaces Laboratory Library Archive... ....

19 Models and stereotypes (examples)
Model antiquity Model Italy From the Ottoman threat to Orientalism & Exoticism The „Spanish century“ The „Dutch century“ „L’ Europe française"? Anglophilia Between germanophilia and germanophobia Russification / Sovietisation Model USA ...

20 Europe on the road (examples)
Educational journey, Grand Tour Diplomats and salesmen Travelling artists Pilgrimage Tourism Economic/ Labour migration Confessional migration Jewish migration Political migration Forced ethnic-nationalist migration / flight and expulsion...

21 European networks (examples)
Christian networks Islamic networks Jewish networks Dynastic networks Women's networks Intellectual & scientific networks Artistic networks Political networks Economical networks ...

22 Transnational organizations & movements (examples)
Transnational social movements Abolitionism Women’s movements Peace movement Labour movement... International organizations & congresses League of Nations Red Cross... Internationalism Internationalization of sports Technical and scientific standardization... ...

23 European Media (examples)
European media events Wittenberg reformation Lisbon earthquake French Revolution Zolas J’accuse, Dreyfus Affair ... European „bestseller“ Political „bestseller“ (e.g. Il Principe, De L'esprit des Loix, Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei,...) Scientific „bestseller„ (e.g. Vesal's De humani corporis fabrica; Gray's Anatomy; Darwin‘s On the Origin of Species,…)

24 Alliances and wars (examples)
Alliances and treaties. Cooperation and exchange in war and peace European peace processes in early modern times War as an agent of cultural transfer & scientific/technological innovation Religious wars and religious peace: The Thirty Years’ War The Proxy war: American War of Independence Coalition wars: French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars Modern war...

25 Europe and the world (examples)
Rule Settler colonies War and violence Revolution & liberation movements… Art and culture Mission Ecology Economy and trade Science Racism Transfer of science... ...

26 | Editorial Board Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash, Universität Wien
main editors: Prof. Dr. Irene Dingel, Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt, Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash, Universität Wien Prof. Dr. Lutz Berger, Universität Kiel Prof. Dr. Bożena Chołuj, Uniwersytet Warszawski Prof. Dr. Mariano Delgado, Université de Fribourg Prof. Dr. Barbara Dölemeyer, MPI Frankfurt am Main Prof. Dr. Klaus Fitschen, Universität Leipzig PD Dr. Reinhard Flogaus, Humboldt-Universität Berlin Prof. Dr. Andreas Gestrich, DHI London Prof. Dr. Hubertus Kohle, Universität München Prof. Dr. László Kontler, Közép-európai Egyetem Budapest Prof. Dr. Leo Lucassen, Universiteit Leiden Prof. Dr. Laurenz Lütteken, Universität Zürich Univ.-Doz. Dr. Helga Mitterbauer, Universität Graz Prof. Dr. Ruth-Elisabeth Mohrmann, Universität Münster Prof. Dr. Matthias Morgenstern, Universität Tübingen Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller, Universität Mainz Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann, Universität Mannheim Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmale, Universität Wien Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler, Deutsches Museum München Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst, Universität Leipzig Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilke, Universität Mainz Prof. Dr. Dr. Renate Wittern-Sterzel, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 06/ 2009



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