Global History at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Global history emphasizes the study of processes that transcend regions, nations, and even any single civilization. These processes include colonialism and imperialism, nationalism, international relations, environment, religion, ideologies, labor, migration/diaspora, industrialization, peace and war, science and technology, slavery, women/gender, commerce/trade, popular culture, and demography. Those doing global history attempt to see these and related developments from a planetary, transnational perspective, applying historical insights to diverse peoples and cultures in ways not possible from the vantage point of established regional and national history.