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The Research Group ‘Global Processes’ brings together scholars working on different aspects of world history in the late eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The group’s aim is to conceptualize and explain change over time in Global History. In using the heuristic device ‘Global Processes’, the group’s agenda is to enhance historians’ susceptibility for the making and unmaking of connections. Its research projects share an interest in segmenting change on a global scale, retrieving its distinct modes and tempi, its directions and limits.

The Research Group ‘Global Processes’ is funded by the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis that was awarded to Professor Jürgen Osterhammel in 2010. The project includes senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students. It organizes author workshops and international symposia and hosts short-term visiting fellows. Within the university, the group provides a forum for interested scholars from a range of disciplines.