Call for Applications: Global History Student Conference 2024

We are extremely pleased to announce the Global History Student Conference will return in 2024! The conference will be held from June 7-9, 2024, in Berlin, at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität.

Global history targets relations, flows, and actors that challenge the assumption of the nation-state as a natural and inevitable category of historical analysis. It calls attention to the importance of transnational, trans-regional, or trans-local connections and their influence on the past. We invite scholars of the modern, early modern, medieval or classical periods to consider submitting their research. Moreover, global history not only challenges geographical borders, but also tends to transcend disciplinary boundaries. Accordingly, we welcome proposals from any academic field that has points of contact with history (e.g. art history, area studies, social sciences, etc).

The goal is to exchange experiences and to work together in an open and non-competitive way. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds to submit their proposals. We also explicitly invite undergraduate students: if you have ever written a paper or essay in this field, this is the perfect place to present it!

The application deadline is January 31, 2024.

The language of the conference is English, so please write your submissions in English.

To apply for the conference, please follow this three-step application process:

● Submit the registration form by January 31, 2024.

● Upload your 300-word abstract as a PDF file by January 31, 2024.

The abstract should be titled according to the following format: Surname_FirstName_ShortTitle.pdf

● If you are accepted to the conference, please send us a 2000-word summary for us to review

by March 31, 2024.

Please note that the conference is intended to be held in person in Berlin. We will be able to offer some financial support for transport to participants coming from outside of Berlin. Please note our ability to do so is limited, and conference participants are responsible for covering their trip costs. We prioritise funding for participants travelling from outside of Europe.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Your Conference Team