Communities Comparisons Connections

The CCC is a partner of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies   

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Upcoming events

October 29, 2015, Ghent: Research Day of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies

The GCGS organizes a research day with four workshops (two parallel sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon). The topics are the following:

1) Rethinking trade: markets, rights and values
2) Migration and the dynamics of in- and exclusion: connecting research on macro-, meso-, and micro-levels
3) Beyond transfer: new concepts and approaches
4) The colonial present: unsettling global epistemologies and methodologies

Edmé Dominguez of the University of Gothenburg is the key note speaker. His lecture is titled: 'Gendering globalisation: processes and resistances. Some examples from Latin America regarding trade, labour and migration.'

Registration is required.

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.

Mission statement

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)

Research foci

  • World history
  • World studies and world-systems analysis
  • Globalization
  • Migration history
  • Transnational history
  • Translocal history

 Research areas

CCC research areas weergeven op een grotere kaart

Regional foci

  • Central Africa
  • West Africa
  • North America
  • Andes region
  • East Asia
  • Northern Europe
  • Middle East
  • India



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