From: Philip Curtin, The Johns Hopkins University
The doctoral world history program at The Johns Hopkins University can be used either to establish a teaching competence in world history, or else as a major field with a dissertation of intercultural or comparaive scope. Graduate students prepare four fields for preliminary examination. One of these can be in comparative and world history, usually prepared by participation in two semesters of the graduate section of a course called "The World and the West" followed by participation for one semester in a seminar on Comparative History. Whether comparative andworld history is treated as a major field, or only as a field for teaching preparation, each student is expected to have a a principal interest in a time-place field (such as modern China, or Latin American history)
The department also offers a seminar in Comparative and World History, as a place where students, faculty, and visitors present the resurch results comparative history, or in aspects of Latin American and non-Western history.
A joint degree in history and anthopology is also available.
As of the fall semester of 1995, twelve doctoral candidates were participating in this program. The faculty memnbers associated with the program are:
Herman Bennett (Latin America and Africa)
Philip Curtin (Africa and Comparative)
Franklin Knight (Latin America)
William Rowe (China and Comparative Urban History)
A. J. R. Russell-Wood (Latin America and Lusophone world)
Ronald Walters (United States and comparative popular
For further information contact any of the above at (410) 516- 7575, or by mail at Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, 21218.
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