I was really impressed by the quality of all the presentations, which have given me a lot to think about to refine my own work. Here are my comments on three of them. Georges – Why and how did similar
I have noticed that it is often when you think you have finally settled on a topic and an argument that you come across an article that invites you to rethink everything and broaden the scope and reach of your
As I am still researching my short essay on the links between environmental history, history of empire and transnational history, I would like to use this post to outline some of my thoughts. Having chosen to work on environmental issues,
I found the exercise of pair writing very challenging, and there might be several reasons for that. Firstly, as I am still in the process of very early research for my essay, I felt that my ideas were not formed
After many hesitations and detours about my research topic, I have finally settled on a study of the diffusion of climate anxieties and the establishment of environmentalist practices in the French colonial empire at the end of the 18th century.
This week’s readings have triggered a lot of questions and reflexions, which I look forwards to discussing tomorrow. I have however decided to dedicate this post to my first thoughts on my project, which has taken a significant step forwards
This week’s readings have revealed the tension on which the world studied by transnational historians is built: that of the necessary coexistence between openness and closedness, fluidity and reification of categories. Indeed, both Conrad and Sugata show that labour mobility
A few weeks ago, as I was explaining to my family that I would soon be taking a module on Global and Transnational History, my grandfather exclaimed that I would return from Scotland knowing “everything about everything” and become the