GLOBALGESCHICHTE an der UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
GLOBAL HISTORY at the UNIVERSITY of VIENNA
HOME MASTER PROGRAM GLOBAL HISTORY and GLOBAL STUDIES ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER

SUBJECTS of GLOBAL HISTORY

One approach to Global History could be by theory, f. e. when approaches of universal or world history are compared to contemporary claims by Global History as a history of (world-wide) interactions. 

All theoretical approaches within recent debates in the social sciences may be regarded as theories of Global History, f. e. theories and methods of the world system approach or theories of dependency.

Questions concerning periodization in Global History are of special interest. Most systems of periodization still focus on European history. But how, f. e., would the question for the epochs of Global History be answered when seen from West Africa?

Methods in Global History may be the search for interactions between various regions of the world or the comparison between regions.

Even local history is linked to Global History, f. e. when we inquire into the commodities of daily use (food, textiles and so on).