Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften


Center for Global History

The Research Area "Global History" serves as a forum for research into, and discussion about, issues in global history. The term refers to one of the fastest-growing fields in the discipline today, but its theoretical and methodological contours continue to be highly contested, and scope for empirical work is immense. Our work is based on an approach that places specific phenomena, events or processes in global contexts; research projects will thus not necessarily encompass the entire globe. Among the activities of the research area is the co-ordination of the MA program “Global History”, jointly run by Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität and the weekly Colloquium in Global History.