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Faculty - Michael Lang

Associate Professor of History

315 Stevens Hall, 207-581-1964

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Email: lang at maine dot edu

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

My field of research is modern Europe with emphasis in intellectual history, international relations, and the connections between the two. I define Europe within the context of world history and strive for a reflective understanding of the historical practice. I teach the European survey as well as advanced and graduate courses in international affairs, globalization, the history of theory, and methodology.


Representative Publications:

  • “The Harmony of Interests,” in Arnold J. Toynbee e il mondo oltre le civiltàSilvia M. Pizzetti et al., eds. (Milan: Edizioni Unicopli/University of Milan, forthcoming)
  • “Evolution, Rupture, and Periodization,” in Cambridge History of the World, V.1: Introducing World History, David Christian and Marnie Hughes-Warrington, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2015)
  • “Histories of Globalization,” in Companion to Global Historical Thought, Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthi, and Andrew Sartori, eds. (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 399-411.
  • “Globalization and Global History in Toynbee,” Journal of World History (2011) 22, no.4: 747-783.
  • “It’s Only a Job: The Social Organization of Indifference in Losey’s ‘Mr. Klein,’” Jura Gentium Cinema, 2010.
  • “Globalization and Its History,” The Journal of Modern History, (2006)  78, no. 4: 899-931.
  • “Modern, Postmodern, World,” in Palgrave Advances in World History, Marnie Hughes-Warrington, ed. (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2005).
  • “Mapping Globalization or Globalizing the Map: Heidegger and Planetary Discourse,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (2003), 36, no. 3-4: 239-250.
  • “Globalization Discourse and the European Perspective,” Global Dialogue (2003),  5, no. 3-4: 118-127.
  • “Germany between Nietzsche and Wagner,” Intellectual News: Review of the International Society for Intellectual History, 2003, 11/12: 86-89.
  • Reviews and other pieces in European History Quarterly, the Journal of World History, the Journal of African American History, and the African American National Biography.


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