The Rafael del Pino Foundation is collaborating with the University of Cambridge and offers exclusively in Spain A History of the World-History of Globalisation y History Dialoguestwo courses within the framework of the Global History Lab (GHL) of the university. The GHL is a platform that invites young people between 17 and 25 years old a to study world history in order to understand how we are connected in the globalised world in which we live. Through workshops and conferences, research projects and global conversations between academics and students from around the world, learning, skills development and collaboration in the creation of new narratives across global boundaries are encouraged.

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  • Start of the course - 20/09/2024

  • Completion of the course December

  • Duration - 12 weeks

  • Language - English

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If you wish to participate in the "Global History Lab or you need additional information, please contact Carlota Taboada (Academic Coordinator of the Programme) via email, by clicking on the following button.

Course description

The online course A History of the World-History of Globalisationthrough state-of-the-art technologies, innovative pedagogical practices and training in oral history methods, trains its students in the study of the history of globalisation and prepares them to become knowledge generators in an increasingly globalised world.

The Global History Labthat the past September 2023 moved from its founding site at Princeton University to the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge, brings together universities y non-profit organisations with an engagement with and multi-perspective of global history, which foregrounds global encounters as the impetus for the learningthe thinking and the link across borders. It also promotes human understanding skills by facilitating communication and listening.

The Global History Lab (GHL) combines the diverse strengths and interests of History Department faculty with an engagement and multi-perspective of global history that foregrounds global encounters as an impetus for learning, thinking, and connecting across borders.

The academic coordination of this course in Spain is the responsibility of Professor Nerea Fernández Cadenas.

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Application deadline: 📢📢 from 17 to 30 June 2024 📢📢📢

Selected participants are exempted from the registration fee.

What documentation is required?

Essay: Write 400-500 words telling us how we are connected in this globalised world we live in.

Motivation letter: Write 300-400 words explaining why you want to participate in this course, what you think you will learn and what you think you will be able to use what you learn.

Course structure

  • Lecture 1: Peoples and Plunderers
  • Lecture 2: Warfare and Motion
  • Lecture 3: Clashing Worlds
  • Lecture 4: Atlantic Worlds
  • Lecture 5: Indian Ocean Worlds
  • Lecture 6: The Worlds that Merchants Made
  • Lecture 7: East Asian Dynamism and the Seventeenth-Century Global Crisis
  • Lecture 8: Empire and Enlightenment
  • Lecture 9: The World in Revolution
  • Lecture 10: States and Nations
  • Lecture 11: Global Frontiers
  • Lecture 12: Empires and Nations
  • Lecture 13: Worlds in Motion
  • Lecture 14: Empire Redux
  • Lecture 15: Retreat of the Elephants
  • Lecture 16: The World, 1914
  • Lecture 17: Civilization and its Discontents
  • Lecture 18: Worlds at War
  • Lecture 19: Atrocities
  • Lecture 20: Aftermaths
  • Lecture 21: Recoveries
  • Lecture 22: Inventing the Third World
  • Lecture 23: Crisis and Globalization
  • Lecture 24: The Cunning of History

Academic Direction of the Course

  • Jeremy Adelman

    Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Fields: Economic, Latin America and Caribbean Areas of Interest: Economic History, Global, Imperial History, Intellectual History, Political History.

  • Nerea Fernández Cadenas

    Nerea Fernández Cadenas holds a degree in History from the University of León and a PhD from the same institution. She was awarded the prize for the best final degree and master's degree. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She teaches undergraduate and master's degree courses related to Ancient History, cultural heritage and the reception of Antiquity. Her research focuses on Visigothic slates as a source for analysing rural society and the reception of Late Antiquity in the modern world. He has lectured at several universities such as the University of Crete (Greece), Tübingen (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland). He has carried out research stays at the University of Salamanca and the University of Lincoln (UK). He has several publications in international journals such as the Al-Masaq Journal and the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS). His article "A Critical Review of the Signs on Visigothic slates" has been awarded as the best article published in JMIS (2021).

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