By Alan Karras,Laura J. Mitchell,Lauren Benton,Edmund Burke III,Trevor R. Getz,Candice Goucher,Martin W. Lewis,Robert B. Marks,Carla Rahn Phillips,William D. Philiips,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Theodore Jun Yoo

This selection of essays asserts the categorical price of global heritage study and instructing, displaying how the sphere contributes to the bigger historic career and delivering concrete feedback to advance extra interplay among the academy and the general public. The twelve members, each one with their very own educational components of curiosity, are skilled students and school room academics. Uniting them jointly during this quantity is their specialist dating with Jerry H. Bentley (1949–2012). This shared connection served as a catalyst to show off Bentley’s enduring legacy: a dedication to investigating large-scale questions with certain empirical facts that explains the human condition—documenting either styles of similarity and distinction in ways in which account for neighborhood and temporal diversifications. the quantity keeps Bentley’s meticulous cognizance to international old tools: specialise in scale, cross-cultural stumble upon, comparability, periodization, severe geography, and interdisciplinarity.

Encounters outdated and New in global heritage responds to provocations that Jerry Bentley tendered in his scholarship and during his specialist actions. participants interrogate the institutional settings, disciplinary proclivities, methodological offerings, and various resource bases of worldwide historical past study and instructing. a number of essays deal with the ways that present-day matters impact learn on neighborhood and international scales. different essays pay specific recognition to the creation and circulate of data throughout local, temporal, and classification limitations, in addition to among the academy and the broader public. Claiming the centrality of worldwide expert and targeted ways to old inquiry, researchers proceed the conversations that Bentley carried on via his personal scholarship, instructing, modifying of the Journal of worldwide History, engaging in public boards, and contributing to public discussions in regards to the position of heritage in knowing today’s international integration.

The stakes serious about asking questions in regards to the shared historical past of humankind proceed to extend within the present period of intensified globalization. it's incumbent upon students with the talents to paintings throughout linguistic, geographic, temporal, and disciplinary obstacles to teach the ways in which cross-cultural encounters occurred traditionally, and to indicate how such interactions play out within the associations, study rooms, and public debates the place historic interpretations are created and shared.

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