CFP: 2016 Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI)

February 5-6, 2016, University of California, Irvine

Call for papers

The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) invites paper proposals for our eleventh biennial conference, to be held February 5-6, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine.

FEEGI conferences investigate the histories of places and people touched directly and indirectly, advantageously or catastrophically, by European overseas expansion. Our conferences provide an opportunity for scholars to exchange ideas about the circumstances, causes, and consequences of increased global interaction in the early modern period (roughly 1450 to 1850). We welcome proposals that explore political, economic, and socio-cultural interactions from a variety of perspectives, fields, and disciplines, and we encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

One of the hallmarks of FEEGI conferences is the creation of an intellectual space for comparative thinking and interaction among scholars across traditional temporal, geographic, and imperial boundaries. To promote such dialogue we configure panels to make deep thematic connections, and all our sessions are plenary.

Please enter proposals for individual papers no later than Wednesday, September 30 on Submissions should include a 300-500 word abstract as well as a 300-500 word thumbnail CV highlighting previous conference experience and publications. We welcome submissions from advanced graduate students (including those who may not have publications). We hope to provide some financial support to graduate students whose abstracts are accepted.

For more information please visit our Website ( or contact: Linda M. Rupert, FEEGI Vice-President & 2016 Program Chair, at

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Posted: September 02, 2015