Redefining the Field of History

How does one tell the history of any given country or actor?  What role should social processes have in the discussion and analysis of international relations and politics? What is the significance of collaboration among historians?
 
Watch Professor Gienow-Hecht discuss the recent controversy and debate among historians as well as current developments and innovations in the field. 
 
Jessica Gienow-Hecht is Professor of History at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in the Department of History, Freie Universität Berlin. For the past six months, she has been a visiting researcher at Sciences Po through the Alfred Grosser Chair.
 
Gienow-Hecht’s research focuses on the role of culture in international relations. Her current project explores the links between humanitarianism, gender and self-representation in American foreign relations since the late nineteenth century. 
 
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