Connections in Global History

  • Roland Wenzlhuemer (Prof. Dr., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)


The academic field of global history has recently started to enter into a phase of consolidation that necessitates us to rethink the scientific aims of the field, the questions it tackles as well as the instruments that it has at its disposal. In this regard, the article seeks to reconceptualize the notion of global connections that is so central to the field. It suggests to analytically focus on four aspects of global connections that have often been neglected: their role as mediators, their existence in the plural, their subtlety as well as their relation to other connections or disconnections.

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Wenzlhuemer, R. (2019). Connections in Global History. Comparativ, 29(2), 106–121.