GLOBALGESCHICHTE an der UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
GLOBAL HISTORY at the UNIVERSITY of VIENNA
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BRIEF INFORMATION

Global History has become a topic of central interest in recent years. Global History deals with the historical processes which occurred in the various regions of the world and the various groups of people inhabiting these regions of the world. With the help of concepts like interaction, interconnectivity, and condensation Global History describes and analyzes in which way, by which intensity, and when regions and social groups around the world were, and are, connected with one another. History is conceived both as an element and as result of local, regional, national, and global developments, conflicts, actors, and interests that are interconnected in manifold and frequently hierarchical ways.

Eurocentrism in history is replaced by a multifocal and global perspective. Diversity and variety in a global historical view turn out to be historical processes.

Starting with the winter semester 2008/2009 the Master Program Global History and Global Studies will be offered at the University of Vienna. Contents, methods, techniques, and theories of Global History and of another discipline of Global Studies will be taught in this revised Master Program. Applicants who hold a Bachelor degree in the humanities, the cultural and social sciences or jurisprudence or a comparable degree may be admitted.

Interdisciplinary networks at the University of Vienna and internationally combine within Global History teachers from various branches of the humanities, social and cultural studies. Global History at the University of Vienna is part of an Erasmus Mundus-Program together with the University of Leipzig, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Wroclaw. This mobility program of the European Union enables students from all over the world to study Global History at Vienna as part of their European Master Global Studies - a European Perspective.