Conference Overview

This international workshop brings together a group of renowned historians
working on China, Japan, Africa, India and Latin America to examine how
social actors under the processes of globalisation in past centuries have
opened up spaces for hitherto unexplored hybrid discourses and/or models of
alternative or multiple modernities.

With a focus on the 19th century as "the century of globalisation", contributors will look at the interplay of diverging factors such as institutional and ideological frameworks, social and political conditions as well as their cultural and linguistic representations to assess in which ways and to what effect individual agents actualised and disseminated newly acquired knowledge about the world in a global and local context.

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