Colloquium for Transregional History

This research colloquium offers students and researchers at the University of Regensburg an opportunity to meet fellow historians  and discuss cutting-edge research at the intersection of history and area studies. Each semester, international scholars at varying stages of their career are invited to present their works in progress at the colloquium. Following a presentation from the week’s guest, professors and students have the opportunity to pose questions to that week’s presenter. The research colloquium is open to students, researchers, and the larger public.

In the 2022-2023 winter semester, the colloquium takes place beginning at 4:15 PM Central European Time (CET).

While student participants in the colloquium will gather in person at the University of Regensburg, many of our guests will be presenting their work to us via Zoom. As such, it is possible for members of the wider public (whether in Regensburg or elsewhere) to join sessions via Zoom themselves. If you are interested in attending sessions for the winter semester, we ask you to register via the link below:

Please click on this link to register for the Colloquium.

Registration is required to attend the sessions. Upon registration, you will receive a password for the Zoom. Upon logging into Zoom, you will be placed in a waiting room until the host lets you in.

If you wish to be added to a mailing list with regular announcements about the colloquium, please write with a short request to Timothy Nunan at:

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The poster for the Winter Semester 2022/2023 Colloquium for Transregional History.

all sessions at 16:15 CET

19.10.2022 Organizational Session (No Outside Speaker)

26.10.2022 Sheng Peng (Universität Wien)
Cherry Pick Lessons: European Influence on the Chinese Market Debate, 1978-2010

02.11.2022 Natália Ayo Schmiedecke (Universität Hamburg)
Cultural Cold War and Third World Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in OSPAAAL Posters (1967-1990)

09.11.2022 Augusta dell’Omo (Southern Methodist University)
Networking White Supremacy – Understanding the Pro-Apartheid Movement, 1980-1988

16.11.2022 Seiji Shirane (City College of New York)
Imperial Gateway: Colonial Taiwan and Japan’s Imperial Expansion in South China and Southeast Asia, 1895-1945. 

23.11.2022 Volha Bartash (Universität Regensburg)
Holocaust Memory Activism in the Baltics

30.11.2022 Jacqueline Nießer (Universität Regensburg)
Transnationale Verflechtungen der Freikörperkultur in Italien und Jugoslawien

07.12.2022 Catherine LeFevre (European University Institute)
From Détente to Debt: How the Political and Economic Strategies From the West Contributed to the Eastern European Sovereign Debt Crisis (1970-1982)

14.12.2022 Emma Kluge (European University Institute)
Decolonisation From the Margins: The Limits of Afro-Asian Solidarity on West Papuan Activism

21.12.2022 Anna Calori (Universität Wien)
Beyond Bilateralism? Economic and Technical Cooperation in the Non-Aligned Movement

11.01.2023 Hale Eroğlu (Boğaziçi University)
Transnational Encounters in China: The Ahmadiyya from India and Chinese Muslim Reformism

18.01.2023 Cristina Florea (Cornell University)
Crossroads of Empire: Revolutions and Encounters at the Frontiers of Europe

25.01.2023 Nela Erdeljac (Universität Wien)
To Connect One’s “Own National Culture and the World at Large” Through Music: The Violinist Zlatko Baloković, the United States and Two Yugoslavias

01.02.2023 Eline van Ommen (University of Leeds)
Towards a Global History of the Nicaraguan Revolution, 1977-1990

08.02.2023 Janice Hyeju Jeong (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Homeland and its Infrastructures: Mecca in the Imaginaries and Mobilities of Chinese Muslims in the Twentieth Century