The Global History Podcast is an educational show designed for students, teachers, and anyone interested in the early modern world. We are dedicated to sharing histories both early modern and global, from approximately the 16th to the early 19th centuries.
Sujit Sivasundaram on the Age of Revolutions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Sujit Sivasundaram speaks about his new book, 'Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire,' discussing the age of revolutions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Stephen Whiteman on Landscape, Space, and Global Connections at the Kangxi Emperor’s Estate at Rehe
Stephen Whiteman speaks about his book, 'Where Dragon Veins Meet: The Kangxi Emperor and His Estate at Rehe', discussing the study of landscapes, digital art history methods, and Qing history.
Janet Gyatso on Medicine, Buddhism, and the Body in Early Modern Tibet
Janet Gyatso speaks about her book, 'Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet', discussing topics including the entanglement of Buddhism and medicine in Tibet, the cross-cultural influences of diverse medical traditions on Tibetan medicine, and the importance of adopting a non-Eurocentric perspective when studying ways of knowing, debating, and gathering information about the human body and the natural world.
Craig Lambert and Steven Mentz on Approaches to Late Medieval and Early Modern Maritime Worlds
Craig Lambert and Steven Mentz discuss their new book, 'The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800' (edited by Lambert, Mentz, and Prof. Claire Jowitt). They discuss topics including how the volume situates itself in scholarship on the late medieval and early modern oceans, the importance of interdisciplinary approaches in writing about the sea, and the significance of the period 1400-1800 in the history of maritime worlds.
Suman Seth on Climate, Medicine, and Race in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire
Suman Seth speaks about his book, 'Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and Locality in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire', discussing topics including ideas about the process of 'seasoning', undergone when a person migrated from one kind of climate to another, gender and susceptibility to disease, and the entanglement of transatlantic slavery and abolition with ideas about race and medicine.
David Veevers on Transcultural Interactions and the English East India Company in Early Modern Asia
David Veevers speaks about his new book on the history of the early modern English East India Company in Asia, titled 'The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600 - 1750', discussing subjects including the relationships between the Company and Asian 'elites', Company servants and the formation of ethnically mixed families, and the importance of studying the British Empire today.