The current work in progress of our historical subprojects explores voluntariness in local historical contexts, in negotiations surrounding migration, in postcolonial settings as well as in different time periods or world regions. In the upcoming summer term, team members will discuss their crucial questions with experts from the respective fields of research.
Iris Schröder is Professor of Modern Global History at the University of Erfurt and Director of the Gotha Centre for Transcultural Studies/Perthes Collection. Her research interests include history of science and history of knowledge, focusing on cultural histories of cartography, histories of globalization, and histories of (post-)colonialism. She has also worked on historiographical issues including international history, spatial history, visual history, and the challenges of writing global history. Her recent publications include “Eine Weltkarte aus der Provinz” (in Historische Anthropologie 2017).