Did you know that Mongolian Rock is a thing!? I suppose it would be disingenuous to say that ‘Rock’ would be an exclusively Western product, despite it’s origins and cultural association largely framed by Elvis, The Who, The Rolling Stones,
Ideas In Review
The Student Project has stood out to me as something that has challenged our ability to both think critically and originally. Our brief was to discover something unbeknown to the larger audiences that historical scholarship traditionally caters to, and do
Doing transnational history … By cooking?
Its not even been a week since the official end of MO3351 (and the end of my third year), and I’m already bored. Between trying to find a job, keeping up my Duolingo streak (trying to stay in the top
A Global Network of Private Members Clubs
I live about an hour outside of New York City. Every winter for the past few years I’ve taken a train to Manhattan and attended an annual networking event hosted by the St Andrews Alumni Club of New York—what’s our
What a Semester
I went into this semester possibly overly optimistic, perhaps naively so. There was something about the beginning of this year (calendar year, not academic) that just felt like it was going to go right… then the world surprised us,
St Andrews at the Periphery of the Reparations Debate
A month or two ago I was listening to the Economist’s pretentiously named Intelligence podcast. Normally, this is something I play in the background while cooking or cleaning, but this episode was different. Early on it mentioned the University of
Building a Structure
I am thinking about the structure of my project. I think the structure would suit an extended project proposal for an area of greater research potential. It is interesting thinking of it this way. While I think it will
What Happened Next?
When we study transnational history, we so often look at different communities and cultures and the character and effects of their interactions. We look for the greater meaning and effect in these interactions and how they can inform our
The Hour of Reflections – A Semester of Transnational Thought
Having been through an eventful and in many ways challenging semester, I am quite proud to say that my fellow students as well as yours truly are all rooted deeply in transnational perspectives and new units of analysis for our
Spanish Flu in Spain, America, France, and… China?!
Although the Spanish Flu Project fell through this did not prevent me from preparing a blog post on the subject, as I found the topic rather fascinating even before the current pandemic. Having done further research on the matter I
Last Blog Post – Final Thoughts
My last blog post is more of a thank you, though it unfortunately is nowhere near as thrilling as Grant’s amazing haiku. This module has been a wonderful experience, both because of the people in it as well as the
Where be Hungarians?
Edit: I’ve been preparing this post for a while now, and it turned out to be my magnum opus, as well as a culmination of my series of Hungarian themed posts. Release the Kraken! Enjoy! Where be Hungarians? I touched
Dogma and mysticism – a brief transnational history of the duality of faith
It is widely accepted that the two most foundational influences of western civilisation are Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions. However, few scholars go the extra mile in deriving actual teleological significance from these foundations, with the most remarkable exception being the
The Universal S: A Global Pre Digital Meme
Do you recognize this symbol? Chances are that the answer is yes. But what is it? Is it an S? An 8? A sideways infinity sign? You’ve probably seen it in children’s notebooks and on graffitied walls, or maybe you
The Naturist Movement
Two weeks ago Bernhard and Milinda opened class with a discussion of the transnationality of nudism and ‘the global naturist movement’. While this light-hearted conversation was clearly meant to be only a quirky way to pass the time until everyone