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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


Influenced by recent methodologies of Verflechtungsgeschichte or Histoire croisée (entangled history), ongoing research in the Centre for Global Human Movement, convened by Dr Jenny Mander and Dr William O’Reilly, adopts ‘the long view’ on the interactions between cultures and different epistemologies, considering the impact of changing communication technologies on knowledge production. We are interested, historically and in the present, in how the migration of ideas intersects with multilingualism, the structures of power, and the formation of centres of administration and learning and their ‘decolonisation’. 


On Wednesday 18 May, the Centre for Global Human Movement welcomes two visitors who will present on how their research intersects with these issues in relation to very different periods and places of global modernity.   

Dr Mona Garloff (University of Innsbruck): How global was the eighteenth-century book market in the Habsburg Monarchy? 

Dr Doreen Nchang (University of Cape Town): The heavy object on the neck of knowledge production and dissemination in Africa.




Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
Hybrid /In-person: Millicent Fawcett Room, Newnham College / for Zoom: contact