Past Events:


Transnationale Geschichte der Schweiz - Histoire transnationale de la Suisse

Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (SGWSG)
Journée annuelle de la Société suisse d’histoire économique et sociale (SSHES)
29 September 2017, Haus der Universität, Schlösslistr. 5, 3008 Bern

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09:00-09:15    Welcome
09:15-10:30    Key Note Conference: Andrew Zimmerman
10:45-12:45    Panel 1: Cultural history / Panel 2: Political history
14:15-16:15    Panel 3: Economic history / Panel 4: Transnational interdependencies
16:30-17:30    Table ronde


Meet the Author: A Conversation with Andrew Zimmerman

Graduate students have the opportunity to talk with Prof. A. Zimmerman (George Washington University) about his book "Alabama in Africa".

28.09.2017, 4:15-8pm, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Room 115 (1st floor West)

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(no later than September 15th)

The event is organized by the Swiss Society of Economic and Social History (SGWSG/SSHES) in collaboration with the Basel Graduate School of History, the Doktoratsprogramm Geschichte der Universität Zürich, and the Programme doctorale en histoire contemporaine (PDHC).


Workshop: Transnational Histories of Switzerland (II)

1st of October 2016

Conference venue: UNI LAUSANNE, Géopolis (r. de la Mouline 11, 1022 Chavannes-près-Renens), room 2227

Keynotes: Madeleine Herren / Sandrine Kott
Case Studies: Christa Wirth / Philippe Rogger et al.
Round Table with Sabine Pitteloud, Matthieu Humbert and Isabelle Lucas
Comment: Jakob Tanner



Ruptures, Consolidations, Continuities: Reconsidering Global Economic Processes after 1945

28-30 June 2016

University of Bern, UniS, Room A 222, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3001 Bern

Organised by Robert Heinze (University of Bern) and Patrick Neveling (Utrecht University)

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Journées suisses d'histoire 2016 / Schweizerische Geschichtstage 2016

9-11 June 2016
Venue: Université de Lausanne

Globale Schweiz. Von der frühneuzeitlichen Drehscheibe für Waren und Wissen zur modernen Wirtschaftsmacht
Panel 1 : Presentations by Philippe Bornet, Alexis Schwarzenbach and Kim Siebenhüner; comment by Martin Dusinberre
Panel 2 : Presentations by Ariane Knüsel, Patricia Purtschert and Valentina Sebastiani; comment by Barbara Lüthi

Organised by Bernhard C. Schär and Lea Haller


Workshop: Transnational Histories of Switzerland (I)

24 March 2016
Venue: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59 (RAA), Room E30

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how to write a history of Switzerland from a transnational perspective. Together with historians who are experts in transnational Belgium and transnational Japanese histories, we will explore the challenges that arise when a transnational framework is applied to the study of a national object.


Daniel Laqua (Newcastle), Christophe Verbruggen (Gent): Beyond Belgium: Encounters, Exchanges and Entanglements, c. 1900-1925.
11-12:30  Martin Dusinberre (Zurich): Japan, the global empire state (1868-1945)

Thomas David (Lausanne), Pierre Eichenberger (Zurich), Lea Haller (Geneva), Bernhard C. Schär (Zurich), Christa Wirth (Zurich): Transnational Histories of Switzerland

Flyer: Transnationalhistory

Discussion Paper: Beyond Switzerland (Please note: It is not the intention of this paper to cover every aspect of transnational history or to give a comprehensive overview over the existing literature. It is a "pièce de réflexion" - an encouragement for further considerations.)