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Re: Is Global History still possible or has it had its moment?

Thanks for the interesting comments, Professor Owens. Your description of your database initiative immediately reminded me of AHA President Patrick Manning's presidential address in Denver earlier this year. He and his colleagues at Pitt are building what sounds like an enormous database for world history data of all kinds (the "World Historical Dataverse" http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/about.php). He urged us all to submit data in any form. Perhaps you are collaborating with that group already.

Re: Is Global History still possible or has it had its moment?

From T Mounkhall-SUNY New Paltz- World history's relationship to other sub-fields of our discipline is fundamentally complementary not adversarial. I am looking at a photograph of an indigenous village high in the Sierra of Oaxaca State, Mexico,which is half way between Oaxaca City and Vera Cruz. The photo was taken in 1935 and is now being shown for the first time at the Textile Museum in Oaxaca. The photo shows the church in this pueblo. Local historians would be very interested in the materials used in its construction.

Re: Is Global History still possible or has it had its moment?

Professor Adelman’s essay reminds us that place remains important in a rapidly globalizing world. I have lived for over 40 years in the U.S. state of Idaho, most of that time in a rather isolated mountain valley. Throughout almost all of those years, I have held some sort of office in a Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), including during the years of greatest activity of the pro-Nazi Aryan Nations.

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