Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CFP: Globalization and Health: East and West


Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH):
Globalization and Health: East and West
June 22-26, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all present. The Flying University of Transnational Humanities, based at Hanyang University, Seoul, was brought into existence through the energies of Professor Jie-Hyun Lim, director of the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture.

During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on Globalization & Health: East and West. The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on the East  the various regions of Asia in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

The program is to include lectures, discussions, and panels of papers presented by participants. Distinguished speakers include Edmund Burke III (Univ. Cal-Santa Cruz),  Rila Mukherjee (Hyderabad Univ.), Naoki Sakai (Cornell Univ.), Joanna Waley-Cohen (New York Univ.-Shanghai), James L.A. Webb (Colby College), Christine Yano (Univ. of Hawaii), and others TBA. FUTH 2014 will include up to 40 participants from around the world. Conference facilities, including food and lodging, are on the university campus.

We invite applications from graduate students and junior scholars in all disciplines. Prospective participants should send proposals that include a title, a 500-word abstract, a short (2-page) CV, and names of two referees to worldhis@pitt.edu by February 28, 2014.  Proposals should include a clear topic and may include methods, temporal organization, and reference to any links between the proposal and broader global, historical, and especially interdisciplinary approaches and questions. Participants will be selected for paper presentations or as discussants in transdisciplinary workshops. Those admitted will be notified in mid-March..

FUTH Sponsoring Universities: Hanyang University, University of Leipzig, St. Andrews University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Tampere.

FUTH Steering Committee: Jie-Hyun Lim and Sunghee Hong (Hanyang Univ.); Matthias Middell and Frank Hadler (Leipzig Univ.); Patrick Manning and Molly Warsh (Univ. of Pittsburgh); Konrad Lawson and Bernhard Struck (St. Andrews Univ.); Pertti Haapala (Univ. of Tampere).

FUTH 2014 at University of Pittsburgh: Co-directors Patrick Manning and Urmi Engineer. Sponsoring units: World History Center (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu), Global Studies Center (www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/), Humanities Center (www.humcenter.pitt.edu),

Urmi Engineer
Postdoctoral Associate
3702 WW Posvar Hall
Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Office: 4500 WW Posvar Hall
Email: ufe1@pitt.edu

Email: ufe1@pitt.edu

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