Communities Comparisons Connections
The CCC is a partner of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies
New book publication
Former CCC member Angela Schottenhammer has published a new edited volume, titled Tribute, Trade and Smuggling! You find the table of content here.
November 18-20, 2015, Brussels: International Conference; "Empire, Labour, Citizenship. Current Researches on Globalization"
Three Belgian universities, the VUB, ULB and USL-B, organize an international conference around globalization. Since the second half of the 19th century, accelerations in the processes of globalization profoundly shaped and transformed human communities throughout the world.
The conference aims at putting forward current researches in human sciences focusing on the concepts of empire, labour and citizenship and their connections with the long-term history of mankind. The keynote speaker is professor Frederick Cooper (New York University), a leading scholar in (post)colonial African studies who dedicated a significant part of his work to these issues.
More information can be found here.
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.
Click here for the research report 2011(with history, objectives, research output etc)
- 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