New book centers refugees and displaced people as historical narrators
Jan. 17, 2023

A new book, “The Right to Research,” edited by Kate Reed, a doctoral student at the University of Chicago, and Marcia Schenck, professor of global history at the University of Potsdam, situate refugees and displaced people as the subjects of history, instead of the marginal refuse of the main event.

Shifting the Means of (Knowledge) Production: Teaching Applied Oral History Methods in a Global Classroom
Nov. 21, 2022
Schenck, M. C., & Wetzel, J. M. (2022). World History Connected19(3).

In this essay, we turn to oral history to ask in what ways a pedagogy informed by oral history methods might contribute to a more epistemologically open and diverse global history. We…

Princeton’s Global History Lab reaches students on the margins
Nov. 2, 2022
Written by Alexandra Jones for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

In the Global History Lab (GHL), Princeton University students can study the war in Ukraine, the Taliban’s recent takeover of Afghanistan and mass displacement in East Africa from people who have experienced those events firsthand. This one-of-a-kind online course brings together learners from all over the world with the goal of…

OSUN News | Higher Education on the Edge: Global History Lab Bridges Divides and Creates New Narratives
Nov. 1, 2022

By Alexandra Jones for the the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)

Simple ways universities can collaborate to bring more refugees into higher education
June 30, 2022

Through sustained partnerships, universities can share best practice and find new approaches to support refugee students.

It Takes a Higher Ed Network
April 13, 2022

In times of crisis it is important to develop a mosaic of responses and include, in the great liberal education tradition, a relentless focus on students’ well-being and safe access to educational opportunities. Bard College is doing just that with its twenty-five-year global engagement with liberal arts and sciences, and the January 2020…

Migrant Lives, Global Stories
Feb. 21, 2022

How can migrants speak? And what can listening to them reveal about the system of national sovereignty, the persistence of legal exclusion, and the longing for home?

“No Words”: Refugee Camps and Empathy's Limits
Feb. 21, 2022

This is the first installment of Migrant Lives, Global Stories, a five-part series on the global migrant crisis presented in partnership with the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.

Actor Forest Whitaker lauds Princeton Global History Lab partnership
June 28, 2021

In a post on The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) blog, artist, social activist and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker praises the organization's partnership with Princeton…

Teaching History Globally
Dec. 16, 2020
Written by Pooja Makhijani

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.

The course situates the study of global history in a global classroom,…