Call for Papers: Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction

Conference: Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction
Where: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i
When: February 23-24, 2018
CfP deadline: August 15, 2017

The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) invites paper proposals for its twelfth biennial conference, to be held February 23-24, 2018 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

FEEGI conferences investigate the histories of places and people touched directly and indirectly, advantageously or catastrophically, by European overseas expansion. Our conferences provide an opportunity for exchange about the circumstances, causes, and consequences of increased global interaction in the early modern period (roughly 1450 to 1850). We welcome proposals exploring political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of fields and perspectives. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches. The FEEGI Program Committee hopes that the Hawaiian venue will be particularly attractive to those working on Europe-Asia exchanges.

One of the hallmarks of FEEGI conferences is the creation of an intellectual space for comparative thinking and interaction among scholars across traditional temporal, geographic, and imperial boundaries. To promote such dialogue, the Program Committee configures panels to make deep thematic connections, and all our sessions are plenary.

Please enter proposals for individual papers no later than 15 August 2017 by using the online form here: Submissions should include a 300-500 word abstract as well as a brief (1-2 page) C.V. We welcome submissions from advanced graduate students; we hope to provide some financial support to graduate student presenters.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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