10 January : Introduction
- P. O’Brien, ‘Historiographical Traditions and Modern Imperatives for the Restoration of Global History’, Journal of Global History, 1 (2006), pp. 3-39.
- S. Conrad, What is Global History? (Princeton, 2016), introduction and ch.4.
17 January: Global History and its Critics
Presentation by Daniel Banks
- Jeremy Adelman, ‘What is global history now?’, Aeon, 2 March 2017.
- R. Drayton and D. Mortadel, ‘The futures of global history,’ Journal of Global History, 13 (2018), pp.1-21.
24 January: From Area Studies to Global History
Presentation by Gabriele Marcon
- D. Chakrabarty, 'Postcoloniality and the artifice of History: Who speaks for "Indian" Pasts?’ Representations, 37, Special Issue: Imperial Fantasies and Postcolonial Histories (1992), pp. 1-26.
- G. Austin, ‘Reciprocal comparison and African History: Tackling conceptual Eurocentrism in the study of Africa's economic past,’ African Studies Review 50, no. 3 (2007), pp. 1-28.
- K. Pomeranz, ‘Scale, scope and scholarship: Regional practices and global economic histories,’ in S. Beckert and D. Sachsenmaier (eds), Global History, Globally: Research and practice around the world (London, 2018), pp.163-94.
31 January: Modernization, Modernity and Europe
Presentation by Augusto Castanho Da Maia Petter
- L. Hunt, ‘Modernity: are modern times different?’ in Hist. Crit. 54, 2014, pp.107-24.
- K. Manjapra, ‘Transnational approaches to global history: a view from the study of the German-Indian entanglement,’ German History, 32 (2014), 274-93.
- J. Osterhammel, The transformation of the world. A global history of the nineteenth century (Princeton, 2014)Part 1, ch.2, pp.45-76.
7 February: The History of Global Capitalism
Presentation by Guillaume Minea Pic and Luise Elsaesser
- J. Kocka, Capitalism, a short history (Princeton, 2016), introduction and ch. 4.
- R. Bin Wong, ‘Possibilities of Plenty and the Persistence of Poverty,’ in S. Conrad and J. Osterhammel (eds), An emerging modern world (Cambridge, Mass. 2018), pp.251-409.
14 February: Law, Laws and Universal Rights
Presentation by Eduardo Fernandez Guerrero and Pablo Canon
- P. Seed, Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge, 1995). chs 1, 2 and 3.
- L. Benton, ‘Possessing Empire: Iberian claims and interpolity law,’ in S. Belmossous (eds), Native claims. Indigenous law against Empire, 1500-1920 (Oxford, 2012), pp.19-40.
- R. Adorno, ‘Court and chronicle: a native Andean’s engagement with Spanish colonial law,’ in S. Belmossous (eds), Native claims. Indigenous law against Empire, 1500-1920 (Oxford, 2012), 63-84.
21 February: Empires
- D. Gosh, “Another Set of Imperial Turns?” American Historical Review 117:3 (June 2012), pp. 772-793.
- P. Kramer, ‘Power and connection: Imperial histories of the United States in the world,’ American Historical Review, 116 (December 2011), 1348-1391.
- E. Calderwood, Colonial el-Andalus (Cambridge Mass. 2018) - pages TBC.
28 February: Race and Hybridity
Presentation by Gilberto Mazzoli
- K. Burns, ‘Unfixing Race’, in M. Greer et al (eds), Rereading the Black Legend (Chicago, 2007), pp.108-204.
- C. Dean and D. Leibsohn, ‘Hybridity and its discontents: Considering visual culture in colonial Spanish America,’ Colonial Latin American Review, 12 (2010), 5-35.
- R. White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815, (Cambridge, 2012) - pages TBC.
7 March: NO SEMINAR
14 March: Slavery and Un-free Labour
Presentation by Ana Spariosu
- L. W. Bergad, The Comparative histories of slavery in Brazil, Cuba and the United States (Cambridge, 2007), ch.2.
- L. Benton and L. Ford, ‘Magistrates in Empire: Convicts, slaves and the remaking of the plural legal order in the British Empire,’ in L. Benton and R. J. Ross, Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (New York, 2013), 173-97.
- M. Rodrigo y Alarilla, 'Spanish Merchants and the Slave Trade', in J. M. Fadera and C. Schmidt-Nowara, Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Spain's Atlantic Empire (New York, 2013).