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Enlightenment and Global History

Objective

"ENGLOBE (""Enlightenment and Global History"") is a projected network of researchers concerned with Europe’s role in the process of globalization. Its thematic aims are located in the newly emerging supra-disciplinary field of Global History which provides a highly useful mode of reflection on the cultural and historical dimension of globalization processes. The Enlightenment has a double significance within this field. It was the first moment in history when questions and problems arising out of globalization processes became an issue. Even more importantly, in view of recent debates on the so-called ""clash of civilizations"", Enlightenment issues have attained outstanding significance. The perspectives on Europe from outside are still inextricably linked to the Enlightenment. With its thematic aims, ENGLOBE addresses the strategic objective 8.4 ""Europe in the World"" in the FP7-Cooperation Work Programme. With respect to this scientific field, the Initial Training Network ENGLOBE bridges a specific gap in existing academic training programmes: (1.) In contrast to the USA where Global History has reached a high level of organizational consolidation ranging from high school to university level, the Global History approach is still in its infancy in Europe. (2.) ENGLOBE links together existing bi-national and multi-national doctoral students' training structures and at the same time expands, or ""englobes"", them in two directions: in direction of the extra-European regions of Asia, Africa and North and South America, in accordance with the thematic aims of the network; and in direction of the non-academic field of foreign cultural policy affairs, with the aim to broaden the doctoral students' career opportunities. Because of this gap, the network can be expected to attract the interest of a significant number of young scientists."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 519 834,24
Administrative Contact
Regina Gerber (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 168 725,69
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Filomena Marques De Carvalho (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 383 024,81
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Bazin (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET ZIELONOGORSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 141 086
Address
Ulica Licealna 9
65 417 Zielona Gora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Dolanski (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 648,79
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 199 295,80
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Padraic Deburca (Mr.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 315 953
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ali Uzay Peker (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 352 855,81
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 532,50
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Daly (Mr.)