Category Archives: On this Day at Fordham

What is Global History at Fordham? (Part 2 – Prof. Chris Dietrich)

This is part of 2 of our new series, “What is Global History at Fordham?” Today, we hear from Professor Chris Dietrich, a member of Fordham’s Global History consortium, on what global history means to him and how it shapes his work.

“As a historian of U.S. foreign relations, the perspectives offered by a Global History methodology are invaluable to my research and writing on oil and decolonization.  It is impossible to understand the major questions faced by U.S. leaders without understanding the different contexts from which those questions arose.  In my own work, it has been fascinating to see how ideas and policies crossed traditional boundaries through international institutions like the Arab League, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and the United Nations.  Opportunities abound in New York City, which is a wonderful place to conduct this sort of work for all sorts of reasons, but especially because of the proximity of crucial archives for understanding the place of the United States in the world.”

You can follow Prof. Chris Dietrich on Twitter @CRWDietrich

Chris Dietrich

Comments Off on What is Global History at Fordham? (Part 2 – Prof. Chris Dietrich)

Filed under Faculty News, Faculty Profiles, Global History, On this Day at Fordham

This Week in Fordham History

Curious about the history of Fordham University? Enjoy a ‘blast from the past’ and read on to find out why  both The Washington Post and the Times Herald  featured articles about Fordham University on February 16, 1962.

Continue reading

Comments Off on This Week in Fordham History

Filed under On this Day at Fordham