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Advisory Board

World History Commons Advisory Board members bring a commitment to humanities scholarship, pedagogy, digital humanities, and OERs. Advisory Board members will review wireframes, mockups, user personas, and content development plans as well as testing digital prototypes. They will provide extensive feedback on the scholarship, pedagogy, and usability of World History Commons at key points throughout the development process and will assist with outreach when the website launches.

World History Commons Advisory Board members bring a commitment to humanities scholarship, pedagogy, digital humanities, and OERs. Advisory Board members will review wireframes, mockups, user personas, and content development plans as well as testing digital prototypes. They will provide extensive feedback on the scholarship, pedagogy, and usability of World History Commons at key points throughout the development process and will assist with outreach when the website launches

Lauren Benton is Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr., Professor of History and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. She is a comparative and world historian whose research focuses on law in European empires, the history of international law, and Atlantic history. Her most recent book [with Lisa Ford] is Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850 (Harvard University Press, 2016). Other books include A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), which was awarded the J. Willard Hurst Prize and the World History Association Book Prize. Benton has co-edited three books, including (with Bain Atwood and Adam Clulow) Protection and Empire: A Glocal History (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and (with Richard Ross) Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (New York University Press, 2013). Benton received her A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1978 and a Ph. D. in anthropology and history from John Hopkins University in 1987.

Anne Gerritsen is Professor of History at the University of Warwick and involved in the Global History and Culture Centre. For the period from 2013 to 2018, she holds the Kikkoman Chair for the study of Asia-Europe exchange, with special attention to art, material culture, and human dynamics at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). She was educated at the University of Leiden and holds a Ph. D. from Harvard University. She has published in a number of different areas, including Chinese history (the religious cultures of the Song-Yuan-Ming period, friendship, gender and literature, and the history of Jindezhen), material culture (including three co-edited books with Giorgia Riello: Writing Material Culture History, The Global Lives of Things, and the Tlobal Gift), global design history, and the global history of porcelain trade. Most recently, she has been awarded a grant by the Wellcome to Trust about the global exchange of medical commodities.

Trevor R. Getz is Professor and Chair of History at San Francisco State University and Bonsall Visiting Professor of History at Standard University. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including the award-winning Abina and the Important Men (Oxford University Press), which won the American Historical Association James Harvey Robinson prize. His forthcoming books include Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the diaspora (co-edited with Rebecca Shunway, Bloomsbury), A Primer for Teaching African History (Duke University Press), and the Crucible of Modernity: The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914 (Bloomsbury).