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Conference Report: Looking Back and Forward—Developments, Challenges, and Visions for the Future of Global History (Queen’s University)
The Blog | August 1, 2020

Conference Report: Looking Back and Forward—Developments, Challenges, and Visions for the Future of Global History (Queen’s University)

As we face a set of unknown changes to humanities scholarship and education that will inevitably unfold in the coming months, we are confronted with the meaning of Global History and the directions in which it will move. In March 2019, precisely one year before the global lockdown, four scholars, Amitava Chowdhury, Heather Streets-Salter, Julia McClure, and Joseph McQuade, reflected on how the field of global history developed over the course of their careers and imagined future directions. With special attention to how the roots of what we call global history today developed institutionally, our panelists discuss how graduate education in global history developed and what shape it might take in the future.

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Navigating PARES, or, how to research the history of the global Spanish Empire during a global pandemic
The Blog | July 11, 2020

Navigating PARES, or, how to research the history of the global Spanish Empire during a global pandemic

The digital revolution has seen millions of pages of Spanish manuscripts digitized and shared through the free PARES (portal de archivos españoles) platform in recent years, the Spanish government’s archive web portal. These include sources for the study of topics including Iberian voyages of discovery and conquest, the Atlantic slave trade and the diverse experiences of slavery in the Iberian world, and indigenous revolts against colonial rule such as the Tupac Amaru rebellion. Scott Cave led a one-hour ‘hands on’ seminar guiding participants on how to find and read digitized documents relating to this rich history through PARES.

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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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