Institute for Transnational & Spatial History
University of St Andrews
Esperanto & Internationalism, c.1880-1920s
Welcome to “Esperanto & Internationalism, c.1880-1920s”, a collaborative project based at the School of History, University of St. Andrews. Here you will find all news and information concerning our work.
Wonderful to see the book review of ‘Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks: Language Politics, Digital Media and the Making of an International Community’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2021) by our Guilherme Fians out in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2022. (https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2022.2098904)
We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the workshop series “Transnational Emancipatory Practices in the Face of the “Esperanto Paradigm” Experiences in the Long Twentieth Century” sponsored by the Franco-German University. With this year’s workshop theme “Pacifism in Practice”. The CfPs are in German and French.
15 December 2021
In order to celebrate Zamenhof Day on 15th December 2021 and our first anniversary of “Esperanto & Internationalism” Bernhard Struck has been mining some data and mapped out some of the early congresses between 1906 and 1908. Felican Zamenhofa Tago! Read here.
In June 2021 Bernhard Struck was awarded a major Leverhulme Research Project Grant. The three-year project (2022-2025) is entitled “Sharing Knowledge in Esperanto: From Expert to Participatory Cultures, 1900/2000”. Together with Dr Guilherme Fians the project investigates the various roles and forms of knowledge production in and around Esperanto between the two periods c. 1900 and 2000.
Learn more about the project here!
10 January 2021
6 November 2020
The German Historical Institute published an online report on Dr Bernhard Struck and Marcel Koschek’s talk titled ‘Polish Esperantists as local internationalists? The Esperanto movement in east central Europe, 1880s-1930s’