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Toynbee Trustee Jeremy Adelman on global morality and the American response to the coronavirus
The Blog | April 17, 2020

Toynbee Trustee Jeremy Adelman on global morality and the American response to the coronavirus

TOPSHOT - People coming from Venezuela with protective face masks as a precautionary measure to avoid contracting the new coronavirus, COVID-19, show hold their documents on the border at Simon Bolivar International Bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. - Colombia declared on March 12…
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Video: What is Global History? A Roundtable with Sebastian Conrad at the Institute for Advanced Study
The Blog | April 1, 2020

Video: What is Global History? A Roundtable with Sebastian Conrad at the Institute for Advanced Study

Since its publication in 2016, Sebastian Conrad’s What Is Global History? has been read and debated not only by historians of modern Europe but also by historians of different parts of the world and scholars in different disciplines. Who writes global history? How and for whom? And why now?

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What We're Reading This Week
The Blog | March 12, 2020

What We're Reading This Week

The 1918–1919 "Spanish flu" pandemic resulted in dramatic mortality worldwide. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Kristie Flannery … Timothy Brook, "Blame China? Outbreak orientalism, from the plague to coronavirus", The Globe and Mail … Why has China been blamed as the wellspring of global pandemics?
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Doing Global History: Research Field Guide to the Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico)
The Blog | February 26, 2020

Doing Global History: Research Field Guide to the Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico)

When you approach the Archivo General de la Nación (AGN) in Mexico City, Mexico, you notice large dark fences, big walls, and intriguing architecture. You typically enter through a massive gate, secured by an armed police officer, near the complex's parking lot. The guards and AGN's structural qualities convey a sense of protection and control. One could easily think that this design is to keep documents safely inside. While that is presently true, the original design was to keep people inside.

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CFP—Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)
The Blog | January 24, 2020

CFP—Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

About the Conference … The concept of the "archipelago" has been increasingly discussed and deployed by historians, social scientists, literary and cultural studies scholars since the second half of the 20th century.
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