A short presentation

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As a way to introduce Global History Collaborative to our visitors, we publish in this note the short presentation of the project:

Global History Collaborative is based in Berlin / Paris / Princeton / Tokyo. centers from EHESS, the Freie Universität of Berlin, Humboldt University, Princeton University, and the University of Tokyo are involved in this consortium.


« Today’s interconnected world is not a new phenomenon; it has a deep history. The history of migration and trade, of empires and nation-states, of religion and the environment, of ideas, of communication and war have all contributed to linking and separating different parts of the world for many centuries.
The Global History Collaborative is dedicated to exploring the various trajectories of cross-border entanglements across the globe. Unlike programs that treat global history as an extension of imperial or economic history, our approach emphasizes the entanglements between specific regions and global structures. By focusing on comparisons, connections, and processes of global integration, the program helps students and scholars to understand the forces that have continuously shaped and restructured the world.

Global history is one of the most innovative and productive fields of scholarly inquiry today, and challenges us to think about history and its methodologies in new ways and across conventional boundaries. It acknowledges a broad variety of different perspectives and aims to explore non-Eurocentric or multi-centric views of the global past.

The Global History Collaborative includes

1) circulation of senior and junior scholars between the participant sites in order to develop new ideas and collaboration in global history.
2) short-term (1-3 months) and long term (one academic year) circulation of students and post-docs among the sites.
Students work with preeminent historians at the Freie Universität Berlin, the EHESS in Paris, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Princeton University and the University of Tokyo.
3) Regular Summer Institutes, conferences and workshops for colleagues and students from the partner institutions (Berlin, Paris, Princeton, Tokyo), that rotates around all four locations. »

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