The Chair for Global History brings the contributions of both history and area studies to the still developing field of global history. Its temporal frame is roughly the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Areas of research include socioeconomic transformations in Japan and Asia from the mid-nineteenth century onwards; Japanese imperialism and imperial rivalries in and across the Asia-Pacific region; the history of Japanese and Chinese overseas diaspora communities; the movement of knowledge and goods across the Asia-Pacific region; the relationship between maritime histories and traditional land-based histories; and the wider challenges of studying connections and entanglements in the modern world.
Programme Geschichtskontor Autumn Semester 2020
Due to the current situation, the Geschichtskontor sessions (apart from the first session) will be hosted on Zoom. The programme (PDF, 472 KB) is now online. More information on how to participate is on the Kontor's webpage.
14.09.2020 (update 22.09.2020)
Launch of 15past15 Podcast, Season 2
New Programme Geschichtskontor Spring Semester 2020
Due to the closure of the university this spring semester, a number of sessions of the Geschichtskontor are taking place via Teams. You find the updated programme here (PDF, 40 KB).
ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium Spring Semester 2020
The programme of the ETHZ-UZH Research Colloquium in Global and Extra-European History is now available. You find it here (PDF, 8220 KB).
Lives in Transit
The E-Learning game developed by a team led by Martin Dusinberre and including Helena Jaskov, has launched in its demo form. For more details and the opportunity to play, please visit the game's homepage: https://livesintransit.org/login