Sleuthing the Origins of ‘Global History’

Marc-William Palen Blog Post

Marc-William Palen
Centre for Imperial & Global History, University of Exeter

Cross-Posted from the New Global History Forum

History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another.

—Max Beerbohm, 1896.

Historians are often charged — sometimes correctly — with precipitously proclaiming a “new” field of study: a field that, upon further investigation, is shown to be remarkably similar to earlier turns in the historiographical timeline. The post-colonial and subaltern “turns” of the 1980s are cases in point, as they, however unwittingly, tended to ignore the prodigious and overlapping work

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Douglas Priest Blog Post


Sole Food is the H-Dance History blog.  Blog posts will highlight recent works, events and other relevant material to the fields of Dance Studies and Dance History.

On November 14-17, the Society for Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance will be holding a conference titled "Decentering Dance Studies: Moving in New Global Orders" and will take place in Riverside, California and is being hosted by UC Riverside.  The conference celebrates the 20 year anniversary of UC Riverside's PhD in Critical Dance Studies.

This brings up a couple of interesting points for scholars of