The conference is the culmination of a two-year GRIP research seminar entitled: “Global Histories: an entry through the sensitive”. The conference will invite a double crossing. Firstly, the place of ‘Europe’ in global history, understood as the study of long-distance interconnections and including a series of approaches (connected and comparative, transnational, colonial, imperial, trans-imperial, etc.). It is also a history of non-European worlds whose own historicities in a long time span have been appreciated with greater finesse for the last forty years. If the latter was largely built against the former and its grand narrative of Westernisation, it is now time to proceed with more situated and concrete relationships between places – considering Europe as a region of the world among others that are better and better known