Recent Scholarship

For those interested in global history, we offer these lists of articles and books, which reflect recent scholarship and document significant works in the field.

Recent Publications in Global History

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Lewis, Mark. The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Miller, Manjari Chatterjee. Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2013.

Morrison, Heidi. The Global History of Childhood Reader. London; New York: Routledge, 2012.

Dunson, Donald H., and James A. Dunson III. Becoming a Citizen of the World: Suffering and Solidarity in the 21st Century. Orbis Books, 2013.

Hewitt, Vernon, and Mark Duffield. Empire, Development and Colonialism: The Past in the Present. Boydell & Brewer Incorporated, 2013.

Duffield, Mark R, and Vernon Marston Hewitt. “Empire, Development & Colonialism: The Past in the Present.” James Currey, 2009.

Huber, Valeska. Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond, 1869-1914. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Channelling Mobilities. Cambridge University Press, n.d.

Morley, David, and Kevin Robins. Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries. Routledge, 2013.

Patiniotis, Manolis. “Between the Local and the Global: History of Science in the European Periphery Meets Post-Colonial Studies.” Centaurus, 2013, n/a – n/a.

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Wolf Schäfer, “Ptolemy’s Revenge: A Critique of Historical Cartography,” Coordinates. Online Journal of the Map and Geography Round Table, American Library Association, American Library Association, 08/29/2005.

Wolf Schäfer, “How to Approach Global Present, Local Pasts, and Canon of the Globe,” in Soma Hewa and Darwin H.Stapleton, eds., Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Toward a New Political Culture in the Twenty-First Century (New York: Springer, 2005), 15-31.

Sven Beckert, “From Tuskegee to Togo: The Problem of Freedom in the Empire of Cotton,” in the Journal of American History 92: September, 2005.

Bruce Mazlish, “The Global and the Local.” Current Sociology, Vol 53 No 1 (January 2005), 93-111.  The counterpart of Current Sociology in Russia has asked whether it could republish the article in a Russian translation, thus indicating once again the global interest in globalization.

Krishan Kumar, “The Making of English National Identity,” November 2004.

Papers from the conference on “Globalization and Childhood” held at George Mason University, 19 to 21 March 2004, published in the Journal of Social History:

Jason Ralph, “Between American and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Understanding American Oppostition to the International Criminal Court,” in International Relations, Vol. 17, #2, Sage Publications, 2003. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications Ltd, © Sage Publications Ltd, 2003 (

Robert Harms, “Early Globalization and the Slave Trade,” YaleGlobal, 9 May 2003.

Raymond Grew, “Comparing Modern Japan: Are There More Comparisons to Make?,” July 2002.  An earlier version of this essay appeared in Japan in a Comparative Perspective, Hidehiro Sonoda and S.N. Eisenstadt, eds. (Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 1999) and this essay was prepared for publication by the Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Tokyo, in 2002.

Christina Klein, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Transnational Reading,” September 2002.

Bruce Mazlish, “The New Global History.” (English, Adobe PDF Format). This article has appeared as yet only in German, as “Die Neue Globalgeschichte,” in Zeitschrift fur Weltgeschichte, 3, 1, 2002, 9-22.

Bruce Mazlish, “A Tour Of Globalization.” (Adobe PDF Format).

Bruce Mazlish, “On history becoming History: World History and New Global History.” (English, Adobe PDF Format).This article has appeared as yet only in Spanish, as “La historia se hace Historia: la Historia Mundial y la Nueva Historia Global,” in the Annual, Memoria y Civilizacion, 4, 2001, 5-17.

Ian Condry, “Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture“, 2001. Appeared in Urban Life: readings in the anthropology of the City, George Gmelch and Walter Zenner, eds. (Prospect Heights, IL, Waveland Press, Pp. 357-387.)


Jason Ralph’s project on the International Criminal Court culminated with the publication of Defending the Society of States. Why America opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society with OUP in 2007.

Routledge published The New Global History by Bruce Mazlish last September. The paperback is $30.95, but a discount of 20% can be obtained by ordering the book, saying that you are taking advantage of the discount on the NGH web site.

Global Inc., a 163 page historical atlas of the Multinational Corporation, has been published by New Press. Copies can be ordered from the Press at $24.95. This atlas is one result of the conference on Mapping the MNCs, part of the overall NGH initiative. Global Inc. is in its second printing.

Another outcome is a volume of selected essays from the conference, entitled Leviathans: Multinational Corporations and the New Global History, ed. Alfred Chandler and Bruce Mazlish. It has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Palgrave Advances in World History, ed. by Marnie Hughes-Warrington has been published; its 12 chapters should be of much interest to those concerned with the spectrum running from world history to global and new global history.

The Global History Reader, ed. by Akira Iriye and Bruce Mazlish, was published at the beginning of 2005 by Routledge.

As part of its work, the NGH initiative is setting up a New Global History Press, which is republishing volumes in the Global History Series (previously published by Westview Press) as well as additional titles. Three republished are now available:

There is also a volume, New Global History and the City, based on the Saint Petersburg conference, and edited by E. Morss, just now available. They can be ordered directly from Andrew Cohn, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109.

Akira Iriye, Global Community, The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002). A lucid and expertly informed treatment of how international organizations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have figured in the construction of a global community.

Globalization in World History, ed. A. G. Hopkins (London: Pimlico, 2002) serves as an excellent bridge between previous globalizations and new global history. An American edition has been published by Norton. November 2002: a paperback edition of Globalization in World History, ed. A. G. Hopkins, was issued by Random House in the USA.

Mehdi Mozaffari (eds), Globalization and Civilization (New York: Routledge, 2002). Uniquely, critically interrogates the concept of ‘civilization’ by asking whether it is still valid in the globalized world economy of the twenty-first century. Includes: “Civilization and the 21th Century” by Robert W. Cox, “The First Normative Global Revolution?” by Richard Falk, “Civilizations and World Order” by Mehdi Mozaffari, “Standards of Civilization Today” by Gerrit W. Gong, and case studies on Europe, the Arab world, Islam, China and India.

William Keylor, A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945, (Oxford University Press, 2002). Keylor is a Professor of History and of International Relations and the Director of the International History Institute at Boston University.

Food in Global History, ed. Raymond Grew (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999) is a major contribution to both of the topics mentioned in its title.

Bruce Mazlish’s book, The Uncertain Sciences (Yale, 1998), stands as a shaping background for thinking about globalization and global history. It has been republished as a paperback, with a new Introduction, by Transaction Publishers.