Global History

Picture from atlas of world map

Global History welcomes a wide array of academic staff and postgraduate students whose research interests focus, in whole or in part, on historical networks, developments, and phenomena that have affected communities across the world.

As a research initiative, we include scholars with regional expertise, transnational and comparative foci, and thematic interests; colleagues have expertise, for example, in the study of Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, South, Southeast, and East Asia; the Atlantic World, borderlands, decolonization, diaspora, and migration; and race, ethnicity, gender, and class. 

The Global History Research Cluster provides a forum for both staff and students to present works in progress, pursue new collaborations, and discuss innovations in their connected subfields of study. We hold regular meetings alternating between two themes, ‘Colonial and Postcolonial Studies’ and ‘Identity, Power, and Protest’. In association with the Global History Seminar, we also bring in internationally renowned scholars to speak to the School of History and run masterclasses with our staff and students. Visit our events page to see upcoming Global History events.

Current projects in this area include:

Visit our projects for more information.

Our expertise

Peter Anderson
Anyaa Anim-Addo
Nir Arielli
Simon Ball
Manuel Barcia
Sara Barker
Regina Blaszczyk
Adam Cathcart
Malcolm Chase
Cathy Coombs
Georgina Denton
Kate Dossett
Claire Eldridge
Sean Fear
Bethan Fisk
Matthew Frank
John Gallagher
Oliver Godsmark 
Will Gould
Simon Green
Devyani Gupta
Simon Hall
James Harris
Robert Hornsby
Will Jackson
Elisabeth Leake
Marie-Louise Leonard 
Andrea Major
Jonathan Saha

Visit our profiles to find out more about academic staff researching in this area.