Transnational History and its Discontents

Solicited by the OAH International Committee Endorsed by the OAH-Japanese Association for American Studies Japan Historians' Collaborative Committee

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Nationalism and Transnationalism; Theory and Methodology


This roundtable discussion will offer an opportunity to reflect on the state of the field and the prospects of the project of 'transnationalizing' U.S. histories in the modern age, some twenty to twenty-five years after the project’s 'programmatic moment' and at a time when it has been subjected to various critiques and reformulations.  

Session Participants

Chair: Dirk Bönker, Duke University

Panelist: Paul A. Kramer, Vanderbilt University

Panelist: Charlotte Anna Lerg, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Panelist: Celeste Day Moore, Hamilton College

Panelist: Yu Tokunaga, Kyoto University

Panelist: Chad Williams, Brandeis University