Call for Applications MA in Global History at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin
The MA program in Global History seeks applicants for its fall 2014 entry.
The MA in Global History at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin (Joint Degree) is an innovative program, which is dedicated to exploring the various trajectories of cross-border entanglements around the globe. Unlike programs that treat global history as an extension of imperial or economic history, our approach emphasizes the entanglements between specific regions and global structures. By focusing on comparisons, connections, and processes of global integration, the program helps students understand the forces that have continuously shaped and restructured the world. The history of migration and trade, of empires and nation-states, of religion and the environment, of ideas, of communication and war have all contributed to linking different parts of the world, albeit unevenly.
The joint-degree MA program is a two-year graduate program taught predominantly in English. Students will work with preeminent historians at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin. The program is based on close cooperation between the History and Area Studies departments including prominent specialists of virtually all parts of the world, and enables students to specialize in the region of their interest. They will acquire an understanding of macro-processes and of change on a global scale. But more importantly, they are encouraged to acquire in-depth knowledge about the history of a specific region that they will learn to situate in the context of global structures and transformations. Combined with the vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment of Berlin and its various, internationally acclaimed archives, libraries and museums, the MA in Global History grants students the opportunity to engage with one of the most innovative and productive fields of scholarly inquiry today in one of its key academic centers.
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