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Writing the History of the GlobalChallenges for the Twenty-First Century$
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Maxine Berg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265321

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.001.0001

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Panel discussion: ways forward and major challenges

Panel discussion: ways forward and major challenges

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Writing the History of the Global
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Maxine Berg

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0013

John Darwin has assessed the contributions offered by archives of imperial history in analysing connections, interpretations, and control of empires over their conquered territories. Megan Vaughan has discussed the marginal place of Africa in current global history writing. Peer Vries has challenged the recent focus of global historians on connections, networks, exchanges and transfers. This history leaves out wars, violence, conflicts, and especially the state. Sufumi So and Billy Kee-Long So have sought more use of transnational biographies and narratives of individuals across time and place in Asia as well as Europe. Did some of these perceive themselves within wider world and global identities?

Keywords:   imperial archives, Africa, war, conflicts, state, transnational biographies, global identities

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