The Rafael del Pino Foundation collaborates with the Global History Lab (GHL) at Princeton University. This laboratory offers the following courses A History of the WorldHistory of Globalisation y History DialoguesThe programme is a series of workshops and lectures, research projects and truly global conversations between scholars and students from around the world. The programme is made up of workshops and conferences, research projects and truly global conversations between scholars and students from around the world.

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  • Start of the course - September 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 Global History Lab (GHL) at Princeton University combines the diverse strengths and interests of faculty in the Department of History with a commitment to and multiperspective of global history that foregrounds global encounters as an impetus for learning, thinking, and connecting across borders. Through a series of courses taught in conjunction with partner institutions around the world, such as the Rafael del Pino Foundation, it offers a vibrant programme of workshops and lectures, research projects and truly global conversations, not only among scholars, but also among students from diverse backgrounds.

In September 2023, the GHL moved from its founding location at Princeton University to the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge.

The GHL and the Rafael del Pino Foundation offer the following courses A History of the WorldHistory of Globalisation y History DialoguesThe courses invite you to study world history in order to understand how we are connected in the globalised world in which we live. The courses are innovative, both in their pedagogical approach and in their humanitarian focus.

The academic coordination of this course in Spain is the responsibility of Professor Nicolás Prados Ortiz de Solórzano.

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Application deadline: 📢📢 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.

  • Nicolás Prados Ortiz de Solórzano

    Nicolás Prados Ortiz de Solórzano holds a PhD in History from Oxford University. His first book, "Cuba in the Caribbean Cold War" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) analyses the origins of the Cuban revolution from a regional perspective. His work focuses on the historical development of political concepts such as democracy, dictatorship and revolution during the 20th century.

  • 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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