CFP: International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference

From Cape Town as the “Tavern of the Seas” to Liverpool as the “World in One City”, ports pose some unique questions–and opportunities–for global historians. The Centre for Port and Maritime History has organized a two-day international conference in late April for graduate students and early career researchers who work on shores, coasts, and other … Continue reading CFP: International Postgraduate Port and Maritime History Conference

CFP: ‘Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment’ III CHAM International Conference (Lisbon, 12-15 July 2017)

Scholars across multiple disciplines–international relations, archaeology, visual arts, music, and geography, to name a few–are invited to Lisbon this July to discuss the shared cultural heritage of oceans. Panels address such diverse themes as maritime Asia, anti-colonial resistance, oceans in antiquity and in the Middle Ages, and climate change policy. The call for papers and … Continue reading CFP: ‘Oceans and Shores: Heritage, People and Environment’ III CHAM International Conference (Lisbon, 12-15 July 2017)

A Global History Primer: Discussing “Thinking History Globally” with Diego Olstein

As you read this post in the summer of 2015, the discipline of history is decades into a global turn. Rare is the historian whose work does not aim, or at least claim, to transcend boundaries national, regional, or linguistic. The days of “methodological nationalism” appear to be behind us, then, but the specifics of how we … Continue reading A Global History Primer: Discussing “Thinking History Globally” with Diego Olstein