American Studies | Colloquium in AMST-Globalizing Early American History
G620 | 15057 | Dierks


Course meets with HIST-H650

Instructor: Konstantin Dierks

This course is meant to serve graduate students doing exam
preparation for American History from the 16th into the 19th century,
as well as those developing dissertation projects seeking to
globalize American history.  Because the trend to globalize American
history is an incipient one -- though rapidly gaining momentum -- we
must begin by asking theoretical questions about the relationships
between Atlantic history, hemispheric history, Pacific history,
transnational history, and global history.  After comparing and
analyzing these “geographical turns” in the writing of American
history on a theoretical level, we will scrutinize some exemplary
monographs with the aim of extracting the most effective teaching
narratives, research programs, and writing techniques for the
globalizing of American history.