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Global and Transnational History

Academics in this group investigate the connections between different regions of the world. We are interested in how identities and boundaries were negotiated; how goods, ideas, beliefs, and people moved; how they were received and adapted, and transformed the places to which they moved; in how individuals managed to organise networks across borders; and how different communities and cultures interacted in different ways and spaces across the world.

Our research expertise ranges from the late medieval and early modern world right through to contemporary history, from the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, to the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe and European-Asian relations. We study the environment (natural and otherwise), diplomatic relations and kingship, global trade flows, hybrid and global objects, empires, migration and diaspora, transnational movements, political ideologies, and international organisations. What brings us together is a shared interest in transnational, spatial, and global approaches.

Northumbria’s Global and Transnational Research Group is a founding member of NETWoRC, the North-East Transnational and World History Research Centre, which brings together academics, graduate students, and early career researchers from across the North East. As part of that we organise a regular brownbag lunch session held here at Northumbria, research seminars, conferences, symposia, and training workshops. Follow us via our blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please contact the group’s organiser and convener, Felicia Gottmann.

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