Below you can find an overview of publications by Global Interactions scholars and affiliates.

Recent Titles

Pitts, M. and Versluys, M-J (2015) Globalisation and the Roman World: World History, Connectivity and Material Culture. Cambridge University Press.

Versluys, M-J. (2014) Understanding objects in motion. An archaeological dialogue on Romanization. Archaeological Dialogues 21(1): 1-20.

Lucassen, J and Lucassen, L. (2014) Globalising Migration History: The Eurasian experience (16th- 21st centuries). Leiden & Boston: Brill Publishers.

Spyper, P. and Steedly, M.M. eds. (2013) Images that Move. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press.

Sijpesteijn, P. (2013) Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eight-Century Egyptian Official. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ross, R. (2013) The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa. The Kat River Settlement, 1829–1856. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bosma, U., Kessler, G., and Lucassen, L. eds. (2013) Migration and Membership Regimes in Global and Historical Perspective: An Introduction . Leiden & Boston: Brill Publishers.

Duindam, J., Harries, J., Humfress, C., and Hurvitz, N. eds. (2013) Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors. Leiden: Brill.

Commodity Networks

Aguiar, José Carlos G. (2011) 'The ambivalent relation between state and illegal actors: piracy retail in Mexico'. Etnográfica, 15 (1), pp. 109-128.

Aguiar, José Carlos G. (2010) Stretching the Border: Smuggling Practices and the Control of Illegality in South America. The New Voices SeriesSantiago: The Global Consortium on Security Transformation (GCST).

Cwiertka, K.J. (2010) Dining-out in the Land of Desire: Colonial Seoul and the Korean Culture of Consumption. In: Kendall, L. (Ed.), Korean Consumer Culture in Early and Late Modernity, pp. 21-38. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Cwiertka, K.J. (2002) 'Eating the Homeland: Japanese Expatriates in the Netherlands'. In: Walraven, B.C.A. (Ed.), Asian Food: The Global and the Local, pp. 133-152. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Cultures of Contact

Spyper, P. and Steedly, M.M. eds. (2013) Images that Move. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press.

Dalen, D. van (2012) 'This filthy plant. The inspiration of a central Sudanic scholar in the debate on tobacco' Islamic Africa, Volume 3, issue 2.

Ghaly, M.M.I. (2011) 'Training Imams in Europe: The Challenges of Developing a Unified Program, Leiden University as a Study Case'. Hikma: Journal of Islamic Theology and Religious Education, 1 (1), pp. 57-70.

Pels, P.J. (2011) ‘Global’ experts and ‘African minds’: Tanganyika Anthropology as Public and Secret Service, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17 (4) (December issue; in press).

Ghaly, M.M.I. (2010) Human Cloning Through the Eyes Of Muslim Scholars: The New Phenomenon Of The Islamic International Religioscientific Institutions. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 45 (1), pp. 7-35.

Murre-van den Berg, H.L. (2010) Apostasy or ‘a House Built on Sand’. Jews, Muslims and Christians in East-Syriac texts (1500-1850). In Adang, C. & Schmidtke, S. (Eds.) Contacts and Controversies between Muslims, Jews and Christians in the Ottoman Empire and Pre-Modern Iran (pp. 223-243). Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag.

Sijpesteijn, P.M. (2010) 'Arabic-Greek Archives'. In: Papaconstantinou, A. (Ed.), The Multilingual Experience in Egypt, from the Ptolemies to the 'Abbasids, pp. 105-126. Burlington: Ashgate.
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Jansen, M.E.R.G.N. (2010) 'The Historical Profile of Kukulcan'. In van Broekhoven, L.N.K., Valencia Rivera, R., Vis, B., Sachse, F. (Eds.) The Maya and their Neighbours: internal and external contacts through time Vol. 22. Acta Mesoamericana (pp. 89-104).

Versluys, M.J. (2010) 'Understanding Egypt in Egypt and beyond'. In Bricault, L. & Versluys, M.J. (Eds.) Isis on the Nile. Egyptian gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. Proceedings of the IVth International Conference of Isis Studies. Michel Malaise in honorem (pp. 7-36).  

Sijpesteijn, P.M. (2009) 'Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt'. In: Bagnall, R.S. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Papyrology, pp. 452-472. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Zijlmans, C.J.M. & Knol, M. & Raben, R. (Eds.) (2009) Beyond the Dutch. Indonesia, the Netherlands and the Visual Arts, from 1900 until now. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers.

Zijlmans, C.J.M. (2009) 'Intercultural perspective as context: beyond othering and appropriation? The case of John Mawurndjul'. In: Volkenandt, C. & Kaufmann, Chr. (Eds.), Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul. Art Histories in Context., pp. 113-121. Berlin: Reimer Verlag.

Wichmann, Søren and Ilona Heijnen (2008) 'Un manuscrito en náhuatl sobre astrología europea'. In: Buve, Raymond, Neeske Ruitenbeek and Marianne Wiesebron (eds.), XV Congreso Internacional de AHILA, 1808-2008: Crisis y Problemas en el Mundo Atlántico. Universidad de Leiden, Facultad de Humanidades, Departamento de Estudios Latinoamericanos, pp. 106-124.

Versluys, M.J. & Bricault, L. & Meyboom, P.G.P. (2007) Nile into Tiber. Egypt in the Roman world. Proceedings of the IIIrd international conference of Isis studies. Leiden: Brill.

Sijpesteijn, P.M. (2007) 'New Rule over Old Structures: Egypt after the Muslim Conquest'. In: Crawford, H. (Ed.), Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to the Seljuks. Proceedings of the British Academy, pp. 183-202. London: British Academy Publications.

Sijpesteijn, P.M. & Sundelin, L. & Torallas Tovar, S. & Zomeno, A. (Eds.) (2006) From Andalusia to Khurasan: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Pels, P.J. (1999) A Politics of Presence. Contacts between Missionaries and Africans in Late Colonial Tanganyika. Chur: Harwood Academic Publishers (354 pp.).

Pels, P.J. and Salemink, O. (eds) (1999) Colonial Subjects. Essays in the Practical History of Anthropology. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (354 pp.)


Zurndorfer, H.T. & Gommans, J.J.L. (Eds.) (2008) Roots and Routes of Development in China and India. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.


Duindam, J., Harries, J., Humfress, C., and Hurvitz, N. eds. (2013) Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors. Leiden: Brill.

Duindam, J., Artan, T., and Metin Kunt, M. eds. (2011) Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires. A Global Perspective Leiden: Brill.

Gommans, J.J.L. (Ed.) (2010) Empires and Emporia: The Orient in World Historical Space and Time. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.

Gommans, J.J.L. (2010) 'Limits of Empire'. In: Meena Bhargava, (Ed.), Exploring Medieval India, Vol. 2, pp. 509-546. Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Global Forms

Zijlmans, C.J.M. & Damme, W.J.L.M., van (Eds.) (2008) World Art Studies: Exploring Concepts and Approaches. Amsterdam: Valiz.

Global/Local Thought

Zurndorfer, H.T. (2009) China and Science on the Eve of the 'Great Divergence' 1600-1800: A Review of Recent Revisionist Scholarship in Western Languages. History of Technology, 29, pp. 81-101.

Jones, C.G. (2007) “The Kyoto School and the History of Political Philosophy: Reconsidering the Methodological Dominance of the Cambridge School”, Re-Politicising the Kyoto School as Philosophy, CS Goto-Jones (ed.) New York & London: Routledge.

Hoving, I. (2006) 'On Invasions, Weeds and Wilderness: the Dutch Imagination of Globalisation (thrice)'. In Joseph, C.A.B. (Ed.) Global Fissures: Postcolonial Futures (pp. 153-171). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Mark, E. (2006) 'Asia's' Transwar Lineage: Nationalism, Marxism, and 'Greater Asia' in an Indonesian Inflection. Journal of Asian Studies, 65 (3), pp. 461-493.

Jones, C.G. (2005) “If the Past is a Different Country, are Different Countries in the Past? On the Place of the Non-European in the History of Philosophy”, Philosophy 80:311.

Alphen, E.J., van & Hoving, I. & Korsten, F.W.A. (Eds.) (2004) Africa and Its Significant Others: Forty Years of Intercultural Entanglement. New York: Rodopi.


Heritage Management

Linde, S.J. van der & Perring, D. (2010). 'The Politics and Practice of Archaeology'. Conflict. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 11(3-4), 197-213.

Willems, W.J.H. (2010) Introduction to "protecting and Developing the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape'. In: J.H.F. Bloemers, H. Kars & H. van der Valk, M. Wijnen (Eds.), The Cultural Landscape & Heritage Paradox. Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-historical Landscape and its European Dimension., pp. 19-20. Den Haag: NWO.

Willems, W.J.H. (2010) 'Laws, Language, and Learning. Managing Archaeological Heritage Resources in Europe'. In: Phyllis Mauch Messenger, & George S. Smith, (Eds.), Cultural Heritage Management. A Global perspective, pp. 212-229. University Press of Florida.

Willems, W.J.H. (2009) 'Archaeological resource management and academic archaeology in Europe: some observations'. In: D'Agata, A.L. & Alaura, S. (Eds.), Quale futuro per lárcheologia, pp. 89-99.

Willems, W.J.H. (2008) 'The work of Making Malta: the council of Europe's Archaeology and Planning Committee 1988-1996'. European Journal of Archaeology, 10 (1), pp. 57-71.

Linde, S.J. van der & Williams, T. (2006). 'Archaeological site management: theory, strategies and implementation for the archaeological landscapes of Jericho'. In L. Nigro & H. Taha (Eds.), Tell es-Sultan/Jericho in the Context of the Jordan Valley. Site Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development (pp. 111-144). Rome: Roma La Sapienza.

Heritage and Memory

Sijpesteijn, P.M. (2011) Building an Egyptian Identity. In: Ahmed, A Q., Bonner, M., Sadeghi, B. (Eds.), Scholars and Scholarship of the Islamic World, pp. 97-123. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Maarten Jansen & Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez. (2011) The Mixtec Pictoral Manuscripts: Time, Agency and Memory in Ancient Mexico. Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers.

Linde, S.J. van der, Fienieg, A., Parthesius, R., Groot, B. de, Jaffe, R. & Roosmalen, P. van (2008). 'Heritage trails. International cultural heritage policies in a European perspective'. In G. Oostindie (Ed.), Dutch colonialism, migration and cultural heritage (pp. 23-62). Leiden: KITLV Press.


Indigenous Peoples

Jansen, M.E.R.G.N. (2004) 'Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples: Attitudes towards Power in Ancient Oaxaca'. In Bintliff, J. (Ed.) A Companion to Archaeology (pp. 235-252). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Pels, P.J. (1994) 'The Politics of Aboriginality. Brian Houghton Hodgson and the Making of an Ethnology of India', First Yearbook of the International Institute for Asian Studies 1994: 147-168.


Lucassen, J and Lucassen, L. (2014) Globalising Migration History: The Eurasian experience (16th- 21st centuries). Leiden: Brill.

Bosma, U., Kessler, G., and Lucassen, L. eds. (2013) Migration and Membership Regimes in Global and Historical Perspective: An Introduction . Leiden & Boston: Brill Publishers.

Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen (2011). From mobility transition to comparative global migration history. Journal of Global History 6: 299–307.

Aniek Smit, 'Mijn vader had een Afro!' Hoe Marokkaanse migranten in Nederland zich kleden sinds de jaren zestig Aksant/AUP (Amsterdam 2011)

Aniek Smit, ‘You’re eating herrings and you eat them raw!’ De opvang van kennismigranten in Nederlandse universiteitssteden: de International Neighbourgroup Delft, 1966-heden, Skript Historisch Tijdschrift (forthcoming: Summer 2011)

Jan Lucassen, Leo Lucassen and Patrick Manning (eds.), Migration History in World History. Multidisciplinary approaches (Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishers. 2010)

Minnaard, L. (2010) Moving Moroccan Memories: Hafid Bouazza’s Critical Re-Vision of Abdullah’s Feet. In: Gebauer, M & Schwarz Lausten, P (Eds.), Migration and Literature in Contemporary Europe, pp. 349-361. Munich: Martin Meidenbauer Verlag.

Schrover, Marlou & Yeo, Eileen Janes (2010) Gender, Migration and the Public Sphere 1850-2005. New York: Routledge.

Schrover, Marlou & Faassen, Marijke van (2010) 'Invisibility and selectivity. Introduction to the special issue on Dutch overseas migration in the nineteenth and twentieth century'. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 7 (2), pp. 3-31.

Lucassen, Jan & Leo Lucassen, (2009) ‘The mobility transition revisited, 1500-1900: what the case of Europe can offer to global history’, The Journal Of Global History 4:3, 347-377.

Schrover, Marlou & Leun, J.P., van der & Lucassen, Leo & Quispel, G.C. (Eds.) (2008) Illegal migration and gender in a global and historical perspective. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Hoving, I. (2007) 'Between Relation and the Bare Facts: the Migratory Imagination and Relationality'. In Durrant, S. & Lord, C.M. (Eds.) Essays in Migratory Aesthteics: Cultural Practices Between Migration and Art-making (pp. 179-190). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Lucassen, Leo, ‘Migration and World History: reaching a new Frontier’, International Review of Social History 52 (2007) 1, 89-96.

Lucassen, Leo, ‘Where Do We Go from Here? New Perspectives on Global Migration History’, International Review of Social History 49 (2004) 3, 505-510.


Mobility, Travel and Trade

Vodopevic, B. & Jaffe, R.K. (2011) Save the world in a week: Volunteer tourism, development and difference. European Journal of Development Research, 23 (1), pp. 111-128.

Hofman, C.L. & Bright, A.J. & Rodríguez Ramos, R. (2010) 'Crossing the Caribbean Sea. Towards a holistic view of pre-colonial mobility and exchange'. Journal of Caribbean Archaeology (Special Publication Number 3), pp. 1-18.

Nas, P.J.M. & Jaffe, R.K. (2009) 'Iconic Cities: A Hypercity Perspective on Pilgrimage Sites'. In: Shahshahani, S. (Ed.), Cities of Pilgrimage, pp. 45-56. Münster: LIT Verlag.

Gommans, J.J.L. & Bhattacharya, B. & Dharampal-Frick, G. (2007) Spatial and Temporal Continuities of Merchant Networks in South Asia and the Indian Ocean: c. 1500-2000. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50 (2), pp. 91-105.

Sijpesteijn, P.M. & Sundelin, L. (2004) 'Travel and Trade on the River'. Papyrology and the History of Early Islamic Egypt., pp. 115-152. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Gommans, J.J.L. & Leider, J. (Eds.) (2002) The Maritime Frontier of Burma: Exploring Political, Cultural and Commercial Interaction in the Indian Ocean World, 1200-1800. Amsterdam/Leiden: KNAW/ KITLV Press.

Violence and Security

Seymour, L.J.M. (2010) 'The Regional Politics of the Darfur Crisis'. In: Williams, P & Black, D (Eds.), The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Security and Governance), 9780415559027. , pp. 49-68. London: Routledge.

Sicking, Louis & Van Vliet, Adri (2009) 'Our Triumph of Holland' War, Violence, and the Herring Fishery of the Low Countries, c. 1400-1650. In Sicking, Louis, and Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, (Ed.) Beyond the Catch. Fisheries of the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 900-1850 (pp. 337-364). Leiden and Boston: Brill.

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