CONFERENCE: Cities and Regions. Under the Spell of (De-)Globalisation

The “ISIG – Study – Week” will discuss the effects of globalisation and de-globalisation on the basis of selected major cities and regions around the world. Trento (Italy), 12.-14.10.2022

Since the 1970s, the acceleration of economic and social globalisation processes has significantly changed working and living environments in both urban and rural areas. In the meantime, however, opposite developments have come to the fore in the wake of increasing de-globalisation. In light of this, several experts speak of disconnection phenomena or the emergence of new forms of regionalisation.

In this context, the “ISIG Study Week” intends to discuss the topic of globalisation and de-globalisation in a long historical perspective. In essence, the aim is to show to what extent urban and regional action spaces have changed in the wake of globalisation and what interactions can be detected in this development. This corresponds to a change in historical research, which today no longer studies the global transfer of people, goods, ideas and social practices in general, but rather focuses on distinct places or spaces.

The organizers hope to attract the interest of PhD students or postdocs (thesis submitted not after Sept. 2019) wishing to simply actively attend the conference. For this reason, the Italian-German Historical Institute can offer 10 bursaries covering travel costs (up to 200 euros) plus catering and accommodation during the conference.

Please send your applications, consisting of a short CV (maximum 500 words) and a motivation letter (maximum 500 words) to the following email address by August 22, 2022.

For further information or enquires please contact Elisabetta Lopane at



14:30 Introduction: Christoph Cornelißen

15:00-15:30 Keynote: Roland Wenzelhuemer (München): Interconnectivities/Disconnectivities

Section 1 – Space and (De-)globalization
Chair: Massimo Rospocher (Trento)

Sandra Toffolo (Trento): Renaissance Venice as a global city: The Serenissima’s role as point of embarkation for Jerusalem pilgrims
Laura Di Fiore (Napoli): The Mediterranean World – Globalisation and De-globalisation in the 19th Century?

Christoph Strupp (Hamburg): Hamburg and Other Harbour Cities – The Rise and Decline of Global Harbour Cities
Monica Rüthers (Hamburg): Moscow – A Global City in the Cold War and After



Keynote: Francesco Boldizzoni (Trondheim): Capitalism and (De-)Globalisation: the Role of Prophecies

Section 2 – Markets and Connectivities: Cities and Regions
Chair: Katia Occhi (Trento)

Federica Morelli (Torino): Buenos Aires – The Rise and Fall of Global Exchange
Clemens Zimmermann (Saarbrücken): Cities in the Age of Industrialization/De-industrialization

Helen Wagner (Erlangen): The Ruhr Area – Economic Structural Transformation and Heritage Questions
General Discussion

Keynote: Marco Meriggi (Napoli): A Global Bourgeoisie – Does It Exist? (Naples as an Example)

Section 3 – Society
Chair: Maurizio Cau (Trento)

Christiane Reinecke (Flensburg): French and German Banlieues– Ethnicity in Global Cities[nbsp]
Renato Camurri (Verona): San Francisco – Exile and Globalization of Academic Environment

Christoph Marx (Essen): Kapstadt /Johannesburg – African Mega-Cities and the Global Labour Market
General Discussion

Evening Lecture
Marcus Gräser (Linz): American World’s Fairs in a Divided and (Dis)Connected World: Chicago’s “Century of Progress” (1933/34) and New York’s “World of Tomorrow” (1939/40)


Keynote: Thomas Großbölting (Hamburg): Plural Christianities and Other Confessions in a Global World

Section 3 – Religion
Chair: Cecilia Nubola (Trento)

Claudio Ferlan (Trento): Rome – The Society of Jesus as a Key Global Religious Player
Roberto Mazza (Chicago): Jerusalem – The Coexistence of Three Global Religions

Martin Papenheim (Bochum): Poona – The Global Dimension of New Age Religions
Final Discussion

Organizing committee: Christoph Cornelißen / Claudio Ferlan (Trento), Thomas Großbölting / Kirsten Heinsohn (Hamburg)


Claudio Ferlan PhD
E-Mail: ferlan@fbk.eu

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