Transatlantic Labour

Guest Lecture by Annika Bärwald (University of Bremen): Transkontinentale Arbeitsräume: Freiheit, Unfreiheit und nicht-weisse Mobilität zwischen Hamburg und der Karibik, ca. 1750–1840

Master- & Doktoratskolloquium, University of Zurich, 7 November 2019.

Annika Bärwald is a member of the ERC Project German Slavery, a research group which plays a key-role in uncovering past entanglements between Atlantic markets and the German lands.

«Des marchandises globales qui ont transformé une société alpine? Pratiques et stratégies de consommer et commercer des biens extra-européens dans les vallées italophones de la République des Trois Ligues, 1650-1790.»

Lecture by Riccardo E. Rossi, held in the graduate seminar «La “globalisation” du monde, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles: explorations, savoirs, objets et commerces», organized by Prof Simona Boscani Leoni at the Université de Lausanne.

Université de Lausanne, 31.10.2019, 14.15-16.00 Uhr, Anthropole, Room 4078.

Image: John Robert Cozens (1779), Near Chiavenna in the Grisons.

A musical history of Cape Verde

The history of Cape Verde cannot be imagined without the music of this West African archipelago. Over the centuries, the former Portuguese colony served as a hub of the transatlantic slave trade, faced famines and fought for independence and democracy. The music processed and influenced this eventful history.

A radio broadcast by Igor Basic on the Swiss national radio station SRF 2 – “Passage”, 25 October 2019, 8 p.m.

With Martin Ringsmut (University of Cologne) and Roberto Zaugg (University of Zurich).

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«Global consumers in the Southern Alps? Extra-European commodities in the Italian-speaking regions of the Three Leagues, 1650s-1780s»

Paper by Riccardo E. Rossi in the context of the panel The introduction of colonial production (coffee, chocolate, sugar, tea, tobacco) in the European countryside: a ‘consumer revolution’?, organized by Gérard Béaur (CNRS/EHESS) and Rosa Congost (University of Girona), at the conference Rural History 2019.

Venue: EHESS (Paris), 54 Boulevard Raspail, room AS1_01.

Date: 13 September 2019, 2.30 p.m.

Thank you Bern !

On 1 August 2019, our research group will move to the History Department of the University of Zurich.

We wish to thank the University of Bern and our colleagues for these months of intense and fruitful work: your support in preparing and launching our project has been of invaluable importance! In particular, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Prof Christian Windler, who has welcomed our research group at the Section of Modern History and who, on various occasions, has offered us his time and his advice. Our Bern period was rather short, but it will constitute the basis for future cooperation opportunities.

Out now: “Micro-analyse et histoire globale” – Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales

Special issue edited by Romain Bertrand and Guillaume Calafat

Depuis près d’une décennie, l’expression « global microhistory » connaît chez les historiennes et les historiens, en particulier les modernistes anglophones, une fortune certaine. Riche de promesses, elle allie l’intérêt historiographique suscité par la microhistoire dans le courant des années 1980 au paradigme de l’histoire globale qui s’est imposé à compter des années 1990. Read more