Staff Associate, Big Data Management / Program Coordination / Data Mining , Employment | AHA

For readers of the Global History Blog interested in a staff position on a project at the intersection of digital humanities and international history, consider this recent job posting at Columbia University: The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for a Staff Associate position for a digital humanities project involving research using a database […]

“South-South: Intellectual History across Middle East and South Asia, 1857- 1948” (Workshop, Columbia University, October 20-21, 2016)

For those readers interested in either transnational history, the history of the Middle East and South Asia, or Islamic history, two graduate students at Columbia University and Rice University, Roy Bar-Sadeh and Esmat Elhalaby, have organized what looks to be a terrific workshop taking place at the former institution this October. According to a recent […]

Guarding Empire, Mandating Statehood: A Conversation with Susan Pedersen on the League of Nations, Internationalism, and the End of Empire

Travel to the shores of Lake Geneva, disembark from your ferry or catamaran onto the narrow streets of bourgeois Geneva, and take one of the Swiss city’s speedy trams up the hill to your north, and you won’t be able to miss it: there, at the end of one of the tram lines, sits the […]

Machine-Made History: Parsing the Most Important Events of the Global 1970s

Over at the blog of the History Lab–an endeavor led by Columbia University historian Matthew Connelly and statistician David Madigan “to use data science to recover and repair the fabric of the past”–there is a recent fascinating blog post that applies statistical analysis to 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic cables from 1973-1977 (the years the State Department […]

“Development and Underdevelopment in Postwar Europe” (Columbia University) Conference Report

It’s no secret that one of the most booming sub-disciplines in international and global history today is the history of development–the interaction of the rich world with the poor world before (but especially after) empire, in the hopes that poor societies could be “developed” into something better. Works like Michael Latham’s Modernization as Ideology, Nick […]