Basic Concepts in transcontinental perspective


Organisation:
Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie

FAU Contact:
Matten, Marc Prof. Dr.

Description:

This key
research priority addresses
processes of negotiating political, social and cultural basic concepts in the
history of transcontinental spaces and empires in the nineteenth and twentieth
century, with a special focus on East Asia, Europe, the Near East and North
America. By using approaches of cultural studies, history of ideas and
conceptual history we explore by what practices, actors and channels assumingly
European basic concepts of modernity (such as progress, freedom, power, labor,
economy, property, family, sovereignty, but also the concept of modernity
itself) are translated and disseminated. We analyze how and in what way these
concepts are received and rejected, adapted and changed, disseminated and
re-imported globally as heuristic categories to understand societies. The main
goal of this research field is to generate fundamental insights in the
transcontinental circulation of concepts and to differentiate them in their linguistically
and culturally specific historicity. By doing so it aims at transcending
established disciplinary boundaries between the area studies and historical
sciences, and at understanding the function and effect of basic concepts in the
increasingly globalizing humanities.


Related Project(s)


Scientists and their Knowledge Networks in the Cold War Era
Prof. Dr. Marc Matten
(15/07/2018)
Diamantenpolitik. Transnationale Eigentumsordnungen in der Moderne
Prof. Dr. Simone Derix
(01/04/2017)
Digital Humanities: Wissens- und Intellektuellennetzwerke im 19./20. Jahrhundert: Japanische Gelehrte in Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Fabian Schäfer
(11/01/2016)



Assigned publications

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Gutsche, V., Florin, M., & Krentz, N. (Eds.) (2018). Diversität historisch. Repräsentationen und Praktiken gesellschaftlicher Differenzierung im Wandel. Bielefeld: transcript.
Obertreis, J. (2018). Intersektionalität im Russischen Reich? Wechselwirkungen zwischen Kategorien sozialer Differenz im 19. Jahrhundert und der spatial turn. In Moritz Florin, Victoria Gutsche, Natalie Krentz (Eds.), Diversität historisch. Repräsentationen und Praktiken gesellschaftlicher Differenzierung im Wandel. (pp. S. 161 - 192). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.
Matten, M. (2017). 民族概念及其对中国近代政治思想的影响 (王马克 Marc Matten). In Zhang Fengyang 张凤阳 und Sun Jiang 孙江 (Eds.), 亚洲概念史研究(第三辑)..
Matten, M. (2016). Imagining a Postnational World -- Hegemony and Space in Modern China. Leiden: Brill.
Derix, S. (2015). Hidden Helpers. Biographical Insights into Early and Mid-Twentieth Century Legal and Financial Advisors. European History Yearbook, 16, 47-62.
Derix, S. (2014). Familiale Distanzen. Räumliche Entfernung, ethnische und nationale Zugehörigkeit und Verwandtschaft. Historische Anthropologie, 22(1).
Derix, S. (2014). Fortune internationale, philanthropie et patrimoine: le cas de la famille Thyssen. Relations Internationales, 157, 41-54.
Matten, M. (2012). "China is the China of the Chinese": The Concept of Nation and its Impact on Political Thinking in Modern China. Oriens extremus, 51, 63-106.
Derix, S. (2012). Transnationale Familien. In Jost Dülffer, Wilfried Loth (Hrg.), Dimensionen internationaler Geschichte. (pp. 335-351). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.
Matten, M. (2011). Li Dazhao: Greater Asianism and New Asianism, 1919. In Saalen Sven (Eds.), Pan-Asianism : a documentary history. (pp. 217-222). London: Rowman & Littlefield.

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