Call for Papers: Discovering — Surveying — Ordering. Expeditions in the Long 19th Century

Chair of Eastern European History, Conference at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, November 17-19, 2021.

Today more than ever, we are fascinated by distant journeys. As covid-related travel bans are implemented throughout the world, people dream of faraway places, they rush to unknown beaches in their thoughts, they find themselves in untouched areas – taking note, rather casually, of the first images and sounds from Mars. It seems as if the familiar distance is more appealing than the unpredictable, the almost unattainable.

For an online conference to be held at HSU in November 2021 we invite papers that openly inquire about practices of social order, the development of scientific disciplines in contact with various expeditions, indigenous knowledge and companions, artistic adaptations, and ultimately the imagination of (armchair) travelers.

Deadline for submissions: May 9, 2021.
Please send your proposals to

Organized by Melanie Hussinger, Hajo Raupach, Jörn Happel

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