Global History Lab


Global History Lab covers the span of world history from 1300 to the present. Major themes include: the history of science and health, trade and war, and migration and statelessness, and the changing human environment.

The Global History Lab makes it possible to study our past in a classroom without walls, working with learners from different cultures and social backgrounds. Princeton professor Jeremy Adelman offers the Global History Lab as a combined course, including students at Princeton University,  and MOOC students from 125 different countries on EdX. Thanks to a partnership with InZone at the University of Geneva, this course also integrated and actively supported groups of refugee learners in refugee camps in the Horn of Africa and Jordan. This partnerships benefited from collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Azraq and Kakuma refugee camps, CARE in Azraq refugee camp and British Council in Amman, and from financial support from Princeton University, the University of Geneva and the Ford Foundation. We express our sincere appreciation to all who contribute to the implementation of this global learning project.


Jeremy Adelman
Jeremy Adelman
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

Jeremy Adelman directs the Global History Lab at Princeton University. His most recent book, Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013) is a chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers. Professor Adelman is also the editor of five books and coauthor of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (4th edition, 2014). He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship. Currently, he is working on two books.