Predoctoral fellowships, Yale University

Enrolled in a PhD program and working on a doctoral dissertation in the areas of history, political science, or related disciplines? Yale University is advertising two predoctoral fellowships: the Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in International History, and the Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellowship.  Applications are due 15 March 2017. For more information, follow the links […]

Senior Appointments in International, Diplomatic, and Military History (Yale University)

For more senior readers of the Global History Blog, here’s a recent call for applications for senior-level positions (full professor or advanced associate professor) at Yale University, long a stronghold for international history through institutions like International Security Studies (several of our interviewees for the Global History Forum have been affiliated with ISS, from Jeremy Friedman to […]

Advanced Associate or Full Professor, Asian-American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native American or Indigenous Studies, Comparative/Transnational Ethnic Studies, Yale University

For advanced scholars with an interest in transnationalism and ethnic studies (broadly conceived), here is a recent call for applications in the Elm City (New Haven, Connecticut) from Yale University’s Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. The call explains: The Yale University Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration seeks to make at least one senior appointment of a […]

Ryan Irwin, “Denizens of the Center: Law as American Grand Strategy” (Yale U., March 31, 2016)

Readers of the Global History Forum may remember our interview with SUNY-Albany historian Ryan Irwin on his book Gordian Knot and his work more broadly in international history. If you liked that piece and are located in the Northeast, then mark your calendar. This March 31, Irwin will be giving a lecture at Yale University on […]

TPF Executive Director Gives Lecture on Toynbee Prize Foundation and the Evolution of Global History at ISS (Yale University)

Visiting International Security Studies at Yale University this previous week, Toynbee Prize Foundation Executive Director Timothy Nunan gave a talk entitled “Perspectives on International and Global History: A View from the Toynbee Prize Foundation.” Appearing before a mixed audience of undergraduates, Master’s students, PhDs, post-doctoral fellows, and professors, Dr. Nunan provided a brief overview of […]

Of Nation-States and the United States: An Interview with Ryan Irwin

It’s hard to escape the conclusion today that writing about American decline is a growth industry. For at least the last decade, pundits have spoken of a “post-American century” in which, China, the BRICS, or the “Next Eleven” will constitute an alternative power center to Washington. Scanning global headlines, whether it’s the recently published The […]

Peace Without Victory: Adam Tooze on “The Deluge: The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931”

In case you haven’t noticed, this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Visit a bookstore, and you’re likely to be greeted at the entrance by scores of books devoted to explaining how the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand sparked a European conflagration. Search beyond the piles at the front […]

The Sino-Soviet Split and the Left as Global History: An Interview with Jeremy Friedman

Among the crimes cartographical and otherwise perpetrated by the Mercator projection, the Cold War projection of an Asia dominated by the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China numbers among the most egregious. Famous for inflating land areas the further away they were from the Equator, when applied to the world of the early […]

Empire of the Air, Empire of the Earth: American History in a Global Context with Jenifer van Vleck

Scan through recent headlines, and it will quickly become clear how much modern societies and international politics revolve around the airplane. During the ongoing Ebola crisis, national health authorities–even those for countries whose flag carriers didn’t run direct flights to West Africa–have panicked over the possibility of a rogue infected passenger contemning whole countries during […]