Gregory Hynes, DPhil in History:
Global History avoids isolation and insular understandings. For me, it highlights the importance of connections, interactions, exchanges, and conflicts between groups, communities, and nations to shaping identities and understandings in history. The picture can only be complete through looking at these interactions, and exploring the spaces between nation and national histories.
Riccardo Liberatore, DPhil in History:
Studying global history means taking part in a debate surrounding some of the big questions of our time, such as what it means to live in a global community and how globalization has shaped contemporary society.
Eiko Honda, DPhil in History:
Global history means engaging the history of human as part of the history of the globe, beyond nation- or human-centred thinking. I practice global history as a way to uncover histories of environmental thoughts that have long remained invisible in other methods of history writing. Environmental history is, I believe, inherently global.