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AHA 2009

Transnational History: An Update

In November I wrote here about the promise and perils of transnational history. Here is an InsideHigherEd article that is much more optimistic (Pollyannaish?) about the trend. I was informed by a colleague that the just-completed AHA meeting in NYC held at least one panel on the topic, and apparently this article is based on one of those prominent panels. Among other things reported from the gathering, InsideHigherEd’s Scott Jaschik provocatively concluded as follows: Some observers here said that they believe transnational history has the potential to lead to dramatic changes in the profession. Rana Mitter, a professor of history Read more