"Global Habits? Textiles in and between Africa and Europe"


2. Studientag "Europa transepochal"

The Studientag is a new format to bring MA students, doctoral students, and researchers of the Department of History together to reflect about themes that cut across geographic regions and historical epochs. It is organized as a joint venture of two chairs, representing different time periods and areas, with the intention to reflect about central themes and concepts in global and/or European history. MA students, specifically in European History and African Studies, are cordially invited to attend


The 2. Studientag («study-day») «Europa transepochal», which will take place on September 21 and is convened by Prof. Susanna Burghartz and Prof. Julia Tischler. This semester, we will discuss about

«Global Habits? Textiles in and between Africa and Europe» with the renowned expert Prof. Giorgio Riello, Warwick.

Please find the detailed programme below.

Textiles, cloth and dress were central items connecting Africa and Europe for centuries.
They circulated across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, serving as a transcultural currency in the trade of people. Moreover, they transported ideas about fashion, forming bodies as well as identities and ideas of civilization. During our workshop, we will discuss with invited experts, study research literature and analyse sources on early modern European history and modern Africa.

Transepochaler Studientag Europa

Topic: «Global Habits? Textiles in and between Africa and Europe»

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz und Prof. Dr. Julia Tischler

Date: Thursday, 21. September 2017, 1 – 7 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Giorgio Riello (University Warwick)

Credit points: 1

Veranstaltungsnummer: 48933

Registration: Please register by September 14 via e-mail to: karin.bodenmann-at-unibas.ch

In order for you to obtain credits, please register by October 16th via MONA. Thereafter, you will receive detailed instructions about the necessary preparations and requirements.

We are looking forward to our discussions!

Programme Flyer [PDF (240 KB)]