World History field

The Tri-University Graduate Program’s World History Ph.D. field draws upon the expertise of a wide range of scholars and their research in our program. World history differs from other historical studies in addressing a wider range of topics, specifying previously neglected connections among arenas of human experience, tracing broad patterns in the past, and clarifying relationships among different scales of the world’s events and processes. World history studies aspects of historical change that transcend single nations or regions, including the environment, religion, ideology, labour, migration/diaspora, industrialization, colonialism and imperialism, social movements, slavery, racism, human rights, class, gender, science and technology, popular culture, trade and finance and demography.

These dynamic areas of history come together in our World History field. Over the last ten years, the Tri-University Program in History has developed significant expertise in World history. This exciting field reflects the ever changing faculty and their vibrant research contributions.