As part of the programme, Scott Schorr, one of our former MLitt students in Modern History, who is working on the edge between history and computer science with the goal of visualising transnational flows and connections will be presenting on “An Alternative Geography of the Global Sphere: Comparing Visualizations of the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Institutional Complexity & Mimicry East & West.”
This year the FUTH will be hosted by World History Centre, University of Pittsburgh, US, 22-26 June 2014. As the Centre for Transnational History is part of the Steering Committee of the FUTH we hope to be hosting the 2015 FUTH at St Andrews.
Spending Time in Vienna
One of the key ideas behind GRAINES (Graduate Network in European Studies) is that it allows us to put European and transnational history into practice with a flexible and informal way of exchanges of both staff and students between the partner institutions. Martin Schaller one of the current PhD students based at St Andrews will be spending part of his project time in Vienna. While focussing mainly on the perception of the Habsburg Empire from outsiders’ perspectives, the view from ‘within’ as well as working with specialists in the region will certainly be beneficial for the development of the project.
We are grateful that Markian Prokopovych and Philipp Ther have agreed to informally supervise Martin during his time in Vienna. In order to facilitate exchanges between the partner institutions and to support our students financially, ERASMUS agreements between St Andrews and Vienna, as well as between St Andrews and Basel will be set up soon.