CLIOHWORLD

CLIOHWORLD is an Erasmus Academic Network.  Based on the findings of several previous projects, it intends to take important steps towards increasing the critical understanding of both the role of European students and citizens and Europe’s role in the past, present and future within the wider world. The underlying motive is to fight xenophobia and encourage inclusive European citizenship by providing the necessary tools for learners of all ages. The ENGLOBE network is part of the CLIOHWORLD partnership.

Recent Activities:
CLIOHWORLD Plenary Meeting. Lisbon, June 17th- 18th, 2011

 

CLIOHRES.net

CLIOHRES.net (“Creating Links and Innovative Overviews for a New History Research Agenda for the Citizens of a Growing Europe”) was a Sixth Framework Programme Network of Excellence organized by a group of 45 universities. As a five year project (1 June 2005 - 31 May 2010), it aimed to achieve and disseminate a greater understanding of both the actual histories and the self-representations of the past seen in Europe today, highlighting both diversities and connections and explaining the context of their development. It successfully brought together historians, geographers, art historians, linguists, theologians, philologists, sociologists and philosophers, in order to explore how differences, connections, conflicts and positive interaction, have developed in the past and can develop in the future. The programme included 180 members in its research staff and doctoral students from 31 countries. Among the ENGLOBE partners, there are a number of former CLIOHRES.net partners. Even more importantly, ENGLOBE is part of the large web of connections created in part by CLIOHRES.net, which endure after the project’s official termination.

 

WORLDSCIENCE

Darina Martykánová's research project WORLDSCIENCE, financed by the
FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Marie Curie Action of the European Commission, focuses on a limited number of highly mobile polyvalent savants—civilians or military men who were invited by the ruling elites of foreign countries to design and/or implement scientific and technical policies. She studies the role of these men in multidirectional circulation of knowledge from a comparative perspective. The uniting factor that makes the comparison feasible is achieved through a selection of independent countries, empires and Nation-States, where the ruling elites internalized the notion of backwardness and aimed to overcome it by searching for inspiration abroad (Spain, Latin American republics, the Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Russia). The time span includes the period of Enlightenment and the first decades of constitutional regimes (approx.1770s-1830s).
In her project, Martykánová aims to analyze the patterns of circulation and appropriation of knowledge, examining:
1) the compatibility and incompatibility of practices, standards and values
2) the appropriation and hybridization of concepts and practices in broader political and social framework
The project puts a particular emphasis on the multi-directionality of the circulation of knowledge, pointing to the extra-European contribution to the Enlightenment. Another objective is to examine whether these men constituted not only networks that crossed the borders, but also a transnational community.