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New Directions in Global History: Conference

September 27, 2012
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St. Antony's College
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6JF
United Kingdom

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Arjun Appadurai, Juergen Osterhammel, Nicholas Purcell, Bob Moore, John McNeill, Francis Robinson, Linda Colley, Maxine Berg, Kevin O'Rourke, Ian Morris, Tony Hopkins, James Belich, Patrick O'Brien, Naomi Standen, John Darwin, Chris Wickham, Catherine Holmes, Faisal Devji, Joanna Innes, Jane Humphries, Stephen Howe.

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Global history has established itself over the last ten years as a powerful and dynamic sector in historical research with wide appeal to an informed lay readership outside the academy.  Now is the time to take stock.  This is partly to ask what have been the most fruitful lines of inquiry and the most productive approaches.  But it is also to speculate on which new directions global history is likely to follow and what we should see as the most urgent or important new lines of inquiry.

For its Founding Conference, Oxford's new Centre for Global History will engage with these questions across the whole chronological range from Ancient to Late Modern History.  We have invited some of the foremost practitioners in the field to debate these issues.  We expect that among the major themes to emerge will be how global history can connect with - and serve - different kinds of history, how it can benefit from a dialogue across chronological periods and from cross-disciplinary research, and whether conceptual innovation should be a major priority.


University of Oxford Centre for Global History


Claire Phillips (Centre Administrator)

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