Workshop: "Making a Case for Internationalism"

Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 07, 2017

On June 6–7, 2017, Freie Universität will host a workshop entitled “Making a Case for Internationalism.”  Featuring distinguished scholars in the history of international cooperation, this event is organized by Ilaria Scaglia, a 2016–2017 Volkswagen-Mellon Foundation fellow for research in Germany currently affiliated with the Dahlem Humanities Center and the Department of History of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin.

Tuesday June 6, 2017 

13:30–18:00:  Session 1

Olaf Stieglitz, Chair, Department of History, JFKI, FU Official Welcome

Ilaria Scaglia, DHC/JFKI, FU, Volkswagen-Mellon Fellow for Research in Germany and workshop organizer, Introductory remarks,  “Why this Workshop?”

14:00–14:45: Anna-Katharina Wöbse, University of Gießen,  “Green Heritage: The History of Environmental Internationalism”

14:45–15:30: Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of London, “‘You Never Really Relieved Anybody’: Thoughts on Impact and Agency in the Work of UNRRA”

15:30–16:00: Break

 16:00–16:45: Daniel Laqua, Northumbria University,  “University Students and ‘This New Gospel of Internationalism’ in Interwar Europe”

16:45–17:15: Commentary by Malte König, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.

17:15–18:00: Discussion

Wednesday June 7, 2017


09:00–2:00: Session 2

9:00–9:45: Carolyn Biltoft, Graduate Institute, Geneva,  “The ‘Other Spaces’ of Transnational History”

9:45–10:30: Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne, “Internationalism in the Culture versus Power Debate: From the Olympic Games to Henry Kissinger to Amnesty International”

10:30–11:00: Commentary by Sönke Kunkel, JFKI, FU Berlin

11:00–11:45: Discussion

[Lunch not included—several nearby options available]

14:00–17:00: Session 3

14:00–14:45: Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford, “Writing Internationalism into the Origins of War”

14:45–15:30: Hanne Hagtvedt Vik, University of Oslo, “International Peace after the Great War: US Lawyers and an International Legal Order”

15:30–16:00: Commentary by Daphne Rozenblatt, Center “History of Emotions,” MPI

16:00–17:00: Discussion

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 07, 2017

Freie Universität Berlin
Seminarzentrum, Raum L 115
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin