An international workshop on ‘Writing transcultural literary history in a globalised world’ took place in Uppsala in October, with financial support from the Hubert Curien Fund of Academia Europaea.
On 11th and 12th October, an international workshop on Writing transcultural literary history in a globalised world was held at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala. 16 internationally recognised experts on literary historiography reflected on both possibilities and impossibilities, and on the past, present and future of writing transcultural literary history. The presentations and the ensuring discussions took place within the context of the publication of the 4-volume work, Literature: A world history (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022). 9 of the speakers had served as general editors, volume editors, regional editors and contributors. The 7 remaining speakers were chosen on the basis of their extensive expertise in comparative work dealing with various parts of the globe.
Of the 16 speakers, 5 are Members of Academia Europaea. A set of selected articles from the workshop will be considered for publication in the AE’s journal, European Review.
The organisers and participants of the workshop wish to thank AE, the Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet, and SCAS for their generous financial support.