Edinburgh Centre for Global History

About us

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History exists to facilitate cooperation between global historians of different regions and different periods across the University of Edinburgh, and to provide a supportive environment in which postgraduate and staff research can flourish. 

Our members are researchers drawn from across the University of Edinburgh who have interests in the history of global connections and the movements of people, objects, images and ideas, and historians of individual regions interested in working collaboratively to identify comparisons and connections, from antiquity to the contemporary world.

Our main research themes include:

Any other research topics of a global nature are also welcome.

History and Objectives

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History was formally established on 1 January 2019. It serves to build on and expand the University of Edinburgh’s long tradition of studying the histories of migration, diaspora and slavery.

Governance Structure

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History is built around a governance structure that encourages collaboration.

Affiliated Staff and Students

Our staff and students have a wide range of research interests in global and transnational history, which we approach from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.