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The Microhistory Network was created as a loose group in January 2007 to bring together historians interested in the theory and practice of microhistory through a homepage with a continuously refreshed bibliography, links to the members' homepages and other relevant webpages as well as a mailing list (The Microhistory Network at Yahoo Groups) that would give information about conferences, events, the publication of books and articles. The founding members of the Microhistory Network are Mihail Boytsov, Carlo Ginzburg, Marion Gray, Ingar Kaldal, Giovanni Levi, David M. Luebke, Sigurdur Gylfi Magnússon, Sarah Maza, Edward Muir, Matti Peltonen, Guido Ruggiero, David Sabean and István Szijártó.

The coordinators of the Microhistory Network are Ildikó Kenyó and István Szijártó (Eötvös University, Budapest).









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Collaborative teaching experiment  in the Fall of 2014   

Members of the Microhistory Network are kindly invited by Professor Andrew S. Bergerson to take part in the following interesting project of a microhistorical character: 


In the Fall of 2014, a collaborative teaching experiment will take place. Faculty at universities in various countries will try to teach a course using a common website, and a common format (course description). Each instructor is responsible for their students, but the students engage with each other on the subject using virtual technologies. Most of the work is asynchronous; some of it will be in real time. There are already colleagues interested in the project from universities in Austria, France, Germany, Taiwan, and the US. Students/faculty in any discipline in the social sciences or the humanities may participate. The only prerequisite is that students and faculty must be able to read German.


Szijártó, István: Puzzle, fractale, mosaïque. Pensées sur la micro-histoire. L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques. Revue électronique du CRH 2012, No.9.

Cohen, Thomas V.

”Ruminations on Reflections on a Distant Crime” Cultural History, vol. 1, no. 2 (2012), 151–67.



Pedersen, Mikkel Venborg: Luksus. Forbrug og kolonier i Danmark i det 18. århundrede (Luxury, Colonies and Consumption in Early Modern Denmark). Museum Tusculanum Press, 2013.

Magnússon, Sigurður Gylfi  – Szijártó, M. István: What is microhistory? Theory and practice. Routledge, 2013.



A student of UMKC (the University of Missouri, Kansas City), Dustin Stalnaker, has won the 2013 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award from the UMKC School of Graduate Studies for his MA thesis written in the microhistory track of the History MA program. The title of his thesis is "The post-conflict odyssey of German communist veterans of the Spanish Civil War, 1939–1989."  Congratulations!