Since 2012, Jeremy Adelman, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University, has taught the online, open-access course, “A History of the World,” to learners around the globe.
Welcome to the Global History Lab
Princeton's Global History Lab (GHL) is a platform for learning, skill development and collaboration in the creation of new narratives across global divides. Using cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogical practices and training in oral history methods, the GHL educates students about the history of globalization and prepares them to become knowledge producers for a wider world. The program enlists universities and NGO’s to engage in a new model of global education through peer-to-peer exchanges. It pushes the study and application of history into new humanitarian frontiers by integrating displaced peoples and refugees into its network. It promotes human capabilities of understanding by developing narrative voices and listening skills between strangers. The GHL is committed to the pursuit of the production of knowledge about the global past globally — in a way that is innovative, economical and reaches across the world’s fractures.
In the summer of 2020, the GHL received a multi-year grant from the Open Society University Network (OSUN). With its new OSUN partners, the Central European University (CEU) and Bard College, this fall the GHL will be able to expand its global reach to international students at nineteen institutions and NGOs worldwide. With this expansion comes a move from Princeton's Department of History, where the GHL was founded in 2012, to the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton’s Global History Lab (GHL) is continuing to partner with a worldwide network of universities and NGOs to teach history in these challenging times. Through a series of courses taught in conjunction with these partner institutions, as well as a vibrant program of...