CfP: Mobile Actors in Global History

5. February 2023
Call for papers

The third Annual Pierre du Bois Doctoral Workshop, organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation will take place at Maison de la Paix in Geneva on 3-4 April 2023. The workshop’s title is “Mobile Actors in Global History” and is organized by Anna Diem and Burak Sayim, from the International History and Politics Department.

The third annual Pierre du Bois workshop aims to bring together historians studying mobile actors and their networks to discuss theoretical and methodological challenges in our work. Studying mobile actors has given scholars a new understanding of connectivities across national and regional borders and tools to challenge commonly accepted demarcation lines and, all in all, explore new and exciting horizons in our craft.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
- political, activist, scholarly, cultural networks - the circulation of people and (their) ideas
- exile and diaspora communities
- cross-border practices
- the connection between geographical and social / political mobility
- mobility through different social, political, or cultural milieus and institutions - how do 'brokers' move through and connect different milieus and institutions - sedentary actors and global networks

Application process:
Please submit a 250-word abstract along with a short statement of interest and a 1-page CV to by February 5, 2023.
We particularly welcome PhDs and Early Career Scholars.
There is limited financial support available for PhDs travelling from outside Switzerland.

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Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation


Maison de la Paix
Chem. Eugène-Rigot 2
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