Communities Comparisons Connections
* Official Launch of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies: on 28 October, a new research consortium with research groups from departments such as law, economics, geopgrahy, history, political science etc. will be officially launched. Guest speakers include Peter Taylor, Matthias Middell and Heather Widdows.
* CESAH presentation Bas De Roo: "Taxation and state power in colonial Africa. The customs system in the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo (1885-1914)." (November 6, 2013, 11:30 Room C01.27, Rozier building (basement)).
* Summer Academy on labour in Global History : from 24 November to 1 December 2013, the international research centre IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and the Centro de Pesquisa em História Social da Cultura (CECULT), University of Campinas (Brazil) organize the Summer Academy "Free and Unfree Labour in Global History". The event will take place at Campinas.
* GAPSYM7: on 6 December 2013, the 7th annual symposium of the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association, “Africa and Food: challenges, risks and opportunities”, will be held in Ghent.
* ENIUGH 2014: from 4 to 7 September 2014, the fourth European Congress on World and Global History will take place in Paris. You can find the call for papers here.
* International Conference of Labour and Social History: from 25 to 28 September 2014, the 50th Linz Conference will take place. Subject of the conference is Work and Compulsion: Coerced Labour in Domestic, Service, Agricultural, Factory and Sex Work, ca. 1850-2000s. Additional information can be found here.
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* On May 21st, Joris Mercelis, member of the CCC research group, succesfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled "Leo H. Baekeland (1863-1944) as Scientific Entrepreneur. A Transatlantic Perspective on the Science-Industry Nexus" (supervisor prof. dr. Christophe Verbruggen). Congratulations Joris!
* Also, on May 31st, Yu Xiao, member of the CCC research group, succesfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled "Research on the Impact of Land System upon Urban-rural Gap in PRC" (supervisors prof. dr. Eric Vanhaute and prof. dr. Bai). This PhD reserach was a joint project between Ghent University and Peking University. Congratulations Yu!
The research group Communities Comparisons Connections brings together historians and social scientists who aim to study historical processes through the scope of a varying set of spatial, social, religious and political geographies in comparative perspective. Our focus on Communities Comparisons and Connections is applied to a variety of research topics: case- and regional studies in comparative perspective; broader societal shifts with global ramifications; and various models of explanation for social change on a global and longue-durée scale. We pay attention to different units of analysis (societies, states, civilizations, networks, systems etc.) and to methods to investigate processes on a global scale (comparative analysis, system-analysis, network-analysis etc.)
CCC is a cross departmental research group, bringing together a varied group of scholars, focussing on a broad spectre of thematic, temporal and regional foci, ranging from the Middle-East, via Africa and Asia, to Europe and the Americas. During our monthly meetings we discuss our current affairs; new work of our colleagues; as well as new developments in the field.
Below you find an overview of the different points of particular interest within the research group. On the left you can find our activities, publications, links, contact information, and an outline of the educational programmes in which we offer our insights.
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- World history
- World studies and world-systems analysis
- Migration history
- Transnational history
- Translocal history
CCC research areas weergeven op een grotere kaart
- Central Africa
- West Africa
- North America
- Andes region
- East Asia
- Northern Europe
- Middle East