Launched in 2019, History Dialogues seeks to expand the range of voices that research and write global history. Student-researchers, collaborating with each other and with local instructors, develop research questions that they answer with original oral historical and archival research. At the end of the course, they share their work with each other and the wider public, creating opportunities to see and explore connections, parallels, and intersections between their diverse projects. Committed to supporting a right to research, History Dialogues facilitates the research and creation of historical narratives by students from backgrounds whose experiences, not to mention authorial voices, have long been marginalized.
As part of the Global History Lab at Princeton University, History Dialogues works with a network of partner institutions to create a truly global classroom that includes refugee learners, displaced people, university students, and members of fractured societies around the world. The Global History Lab, founded by Jeremy Adelman in 2012, offers online courses to students at Princeton and partner institutions around the world. History Dialogues was created out of, and supported by, the Lab’s collaborative by Marcia Schenck, Professor of Global History at the University of Potsdam. The GHL is supported by the Open Society University Network and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
A global classroom
Our historians live and work in Spain, France, Uganda, Germany, Pakistan, Denmark, the United States, and more.
- University of Potsdam
- Sciences Po
- Fundación Rafael del Pino
- Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative
- The American University of Iraq Sulaimani
- Princeton University
- Panteion University
- Bard College Berlin
- Higher School of Economics
- Central European University
- American University of Central Asia
- Al Quds University
- Bard College
- Fulbright University of Vietnam
- Brac University
- Sapienza University
- University of Ibadan
- Rift Valley Institute
- Modern University for Business and Science
- Jusoor Refugee Education Program
- ADA University Azerbaijan
- European Humanities University
We are committed to a global history that takes difference seriously, and that includes language. Student-researchers are able to share their work in the language(s) of their choice. This means that not all parts of the site will be accessible to all viewers, a friction we consider inherent to the project of history across borders. At the top of every page, you will find a Google Translate feature that allows you to (imperfectly) translate the site’s content.