Global History Collaborative

The GHC consortium is based on five academic institutions:

– Freie Universität (Berlin)

– Humbolt University (Berlin)

– Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris)

– Princeton University (Princeton) 

– The University of Tokyo 東京大学 (Tokyo)

For the complete list of GHC members and affiliated (click here)


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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.