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The Global History Podcast
exploring cross-cultural encounters in the early modern world
The Global History Podcast
Feb 15, 2021
Stephen Whiteman on Landscape, Space, and Global Connections at the Kangxi Emperor’s Estate at Rehe
Stephen Whiteman speaks about his book, 'Where Dragon Veins Meet: The Kangxi Emperor and His Estate at Rehe', discussing the study of landscapes, digital art history methods, and Qing history.
Aug 28, 2020
Janet Gyatso on Medicine, Buddhism, and the Body in Early Modern Tibet
Janet Gyatso speaks about her book, 'Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet', discussing topics including the entanglement of Buddhism and medicine in Tibet, the cross-cultural influences of diverse medical traditions on Tibetan medicine, and the importance of adopting a non-Eurocentric perspective when studying ways of knowing, debating, and gathering information about the human body and the natural world.
Aug 2, 2020
Craig Lambert and Steven Mentz on Approaches to Late Medieval and Early Modern Maritime Worlds
Craig Lambert and Steven Mentz discuss their new book, 'The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800' (edited by Lambert, Mentz, and Prof. Claire Jowitt). They discuss topics including how the volume situates itself in scholarship on the late medieval and early modern oceans, the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in writing about the sea, and the significance of the period 1400-1800 in the history of maritime worlds.
Jul 22, 2020
Suman Seth on Climate, Medicine, and Race in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire
Suman Seth speaks about his book, 'Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and Locality in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire', discussing topics including ideas about the process of 'seasoning', undergone when a person migrated from one kind of climate to another, gender and susceptibility to disease, and the entanglement of transatlantic slavery and abolition with ideas about race and medicine.
Jul 9, 2020
David Veevers on Transcultural Interactions and the English East India Company in Early Modern Asia
David Veevers speaks about his new book on the history of the early modern English East India Company in Asia, titled 'The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600 - 1750', discussing subjects including the relationships between the Company and Asian 'elites', Company servants and the formation of ethnically mixed families, and the importance of studying the British Empire today.
Jun 26, 2020
Clare Griffin on Histories of Medicine, Trade, and Translation in the Early Modern Russian Empire
Clare Griffin speaks about 'official' Russian court medicine, the challenges of reconstructing the 'unofficial' medical practices of the broader population, and the participation of the early modern Russian Empire in global trade networks of medical commodities, which brought products like sassafras and rhubarb to Moscow from as far away as the New World and East Asia, respectively.
Jun 17, 2020
David M. Carballo on Archaeology, Material Culture, and Writing a Deep History of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
David M. Carballo speaks about his new book, 'Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain' (Oxford University Press, 2020), which takes into account centuries and even millennia of archaeological and historical developments across such areas as warfare and weaponry, plant and animal domestication, and trade and exchange, inviting us to view the Conquest of Mexico and the forging of New Spain on a broader temporal canvass.
Jun 9, 2020
Hugh Cagle on Nature, Disease, and ‘Assembling the Tropics’ in the Portuguese Empire
Hugh Cagle speaks about his research on the creation of the idea of the ‘tropics’, focusing on knowledge about nature, medicine, and disease in the Portuguese Empire during the late medieval and early modern periods.
Jun 2, 2020
Nükhet Varlık on Plague, Public Health, and Healing in the Ottoman Empire
Nükhet Varlık speaks about her research on plague, public health, and healing in the early modern Ottoman Empire, including the importance of considering the Ottoman experience in the broader history of plague, the links between Ottoman imperial expansion and the spread of plague, and practices of healing in early modern Ottoman society.
May 26, 2020
Sebestian Kroupa on Global Histories of Science and Medicine in the Early Modern Philippines
Sebestian Kroupa speaks about his research on the Bohemian Jesuit pharmacist Georg Joseph Kamel, who was stationed in the colonial Spanish Philippines at the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th, and about how Kamel’s life, work, and correspondence can illuminate the ways knowledge was produced in cross-cultural, cross-imperial, and cross-oceanic settings in the early modern world.
May 12, 2020
Monica H. Green on the Black Death and the Global History of Disease
Monica H. Green discusses the global history of disease, including the global black death, the ways in which historians and scientists can collaborate in writing global histories of disease, at what point a disease can be called global, and the role of colonization and trade in spreading disease.
May 3, 2020
Bronwen Everill on Abolition and Empire in West Africa
Dr. Bronwen Everill speaks about abolition and empire in West Africa in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Apr 26, 2020
Sujit Sivasundaram on Islands in Global History
In this segment, we hear from Professor Sujit Sivasundaram on the importance of islands in global history.
Nov 17, 2019
Barbara E. Mundy on Hybrid Maps and Cultures in Colonial Mexico
On this episode, Professor Barbara E. Mundy speaks about some of the complex, fascinating, and important visual and indigenous sources of colonial Mexico.
Oct 29, 2019
Sebastian Conrad on Approaches to Global History
On this episode, we will be discussing Prof. Sebastian Conrad’s well-known critical approach toward the burgeoning discipline of global history, entitled What Is Global History? So, how does one go about writing the history of the world, and who is global history written by and for whom? Listen on to find out more.
Mar 5, 2019
Alan Strathern on Religion and Political Authority in the Pre-Modern World
Join us for episode 1 of the Global History Podcast, in which we speak with Dr. Alan Strathern about religion and political authority in the pre-modern world.