Eiko Honda, DPhil in History:
I work on the intellectual history of the transnational naturalist and polymath Minakata Kumagusu (b. Japan: 1867—1941) as a way to narrate epistemologies of science that emerged outside the paradigm of Western modernity at the turn of the century.
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.