24. Februar 2021, 16:15
24. Februar 2021, 17:45
"Globalization before Globalization: Historical Perspectives from Central Europe"
Book Launch, Research Factory B/ORDERS IN MOTION
With: Dr. Jutta Wimmler (Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies), Prof. Dr. Klaus Weber (Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Europäische Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Viadrina), Hg. des Sammelbandes “Globalized Peripheries: Central Europe and the Atlantic World, 1680-1860” (Boydell Press, 2020)
Guests: Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell (The Global and European Studies Institute GESI, Leipzig)
Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick (Professur für Vergleichende Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, Viadrina)
Protests against racist police violence in the USA have spilled over into Germany, and here too there are demands to dismantle monuments of slave traders of German descent. There were in fact close links between German territories and the slave-based plantation economies of the ‘New World.’ While they were less directly involved with the trade in humans as such, actors in Central Europe produced commodities to be bartered against African slaves on a large scale, processed plantation products, provided capital, etc. The research project „The Globalized Periphery“ (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG) that tackled this vital role of seemingly landlocked provinces in the development and maintenance of the transatlantic economy in the long 18th century, concluded in 2018 with an international conference. The proceedings have now been published– they illustrate that even in Europe’s heartlands this economy was built on unfree labour, providing a basis for political and economic developments that are being felt until today – here and in the Global South.
We would kindly ask you to register for the event via: SHK-KWeber@europa-uni.de
The book launch will be held in English.