communication of history with the social sciences. It particularly developed in the subfields of economic and demographic history while it also contributed to the evolutions of historical sociology. Important works on given phenomena, including feudalism, slavery, trade, processes of modernization, the history of revolutions, have been produced in comparative historical perspective. Moreover, the historians’ interest in enlarging their field of studies as well as their scope is neither new nor unfamiliar. Studies which cross boundaries, either regional or national or imperial, and detach from particular contexts in order to relate to others, have their own distinct evolution within history, ever since the antiquity. Hence, the paradigm of history which is framed within a particular spatio-temporal setting, traditionally that of one national state, is still dominant. Even now, historical research is widely conducted within specific national boundaries which impose their limits upon its themes and perspectives.
“Shared histories” , “ entangled histories” and “ connected histories” have become central in this perspective.
beyond specific borders, the assessment of older approaches and of new projects are its main themes.
chair: DIMITRIS KYRTATAS
The Extraterritorial Biographies of Rahel Varnhagen and Jacques Offenbach
Étudier l’i-émmigration d’une minorité: approches parallèles, approches croisées
Comparing medieval expulsions
chair: POLYMERIS VOGLIS
Une critique radicale du multiculturalisme en europe: L’exemple des Roms
The implied canon of European history: framework of comparative activities
chair: MITSOS BILALIS
Ordering the globe at the dawn of the early modern period: José de Acosta and Antonio Possevino, two worldviews in comparison
Can there be (trans)national histories of science: A case study from the history of Newtonianism
chair: CHRISTINA AGRIANTONI
The Eastern Mediterranean in world history and “la longue durée”
Rethinking globality: from transnationalism to critical regionalism
chair: ANNA MATTHAIOU – POLYMERIS VOGLIS
Camps de concentration, crimes contre l’humanité, génocide: comparer ou brouiller?
Nation, memory and the politics of suffering in a transnational space: