The New World History
Original title: La Nouvelle Histoire du Monde
In the 19th century, the West wrote a world history in which it played the leading role. Today, the East is regaining the importance it once had, and the world is once again becoming multipolar; a global warming is underway… These events have a long history, made up of environmental, technological, religious, societal, demographic and political connections.
Global history is a new field of research that connects these dimensions through transdisciplinarity. Its challenge is to put into dialogue social sciences, history, geography and economy… to shed light on the past, the matrix of our present. To do this, the focus is on different scales. We will navigate from the biographical level, when a human life testifies to underground processes that would otherwise go unnoticed, to an overview, in order to identify ongoing processes over long distances and durations.