Processes of historical change have become increasingly global during recent centuries. This colloquium explored diverse approaches to historical globalization: political, diplomatic, economic, ecological, cultural. In addition, it examined the relations between globalizing processes and history as it is experienced, discussed, and debated in nations and communities. It asked why historical understandings have focused on national developments, while the forces of change have operated on ever larger scales. This course (HIST-305) was taught by Professor Bryan McCann, Department of History, as a Doyle Seminar (small upper-level classes that foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through research and dialogue).
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