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Photo shows strips of red cloth hanging from a cave ceiling
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Mijikenda textiles

Words are historical ar

Photo shows strips of red cloth hanging from a cave ceiling
Teaching

Short Teaching Module: Precolonial Kenya, a Small-Scale History

World historians like to focus on large-scale interactions between d

Poster with text "We can stop X"
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"We can stop this Makapuu madness!"

After World War II,

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Teaching

Short Teaching Module: History of the Pacific Ocean

Scholars of Pacific history explore how people build lives dependent on the ocean, how maritime connections create communities, and how humans and the environment shape each other.

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Teaching

Short Teaching Module: Business History and Multilocal Approaches to World History

Globalization has meant not only greater cultural homogeniz

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Methods

Primer: Global Urban History

Urban history is a rich subfield of historical scholarship that examines life in urban spaces, how communities within cities interact and coexist, as well as the process of city formation and urbanization.

Close up of Manilla on Philippines map
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Map of the Philippines, 1734

The city of Manila is a perfect place to think about the importance of cities to world history.

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Primer: Intellectual Exchange

Ideas do not confine themselves to national borders, and thus intellectual exchange provides an invaluable lens for exploring world history. Tracing how knowledge develops and ideas spread requires a close analysis of exchange of ideas across regions — sometimes across large distances.

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Antifascism and Leftist Politics

In February of 1942, in the middle of World War II, the Mexican feminist, educator, and archaeologist Eulalia Guzmán wrote to Raúl Cordero Amador, president of the organization Acción Democrática Internacional (International Democratic Action).

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Foundations: Research and Sponsorship

The Brazilian intellectual Paulo Duarte wrote Tracy Kittredge of the Social Science Division of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1941.