How do environmental humanities scholars teach global stories without losing sight of the particularities of life? This was the question of a graduate seminar on Space, Nature & History taught by Elizabeth Hennessy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2015. Students’ answers are offered here in the form of essays, book reviews, sample syllabi, and active-learning lesson plans to help teach global-scale classes through the lens of particular stories—from the history of cotton to computing networks.

For a longer introduction to the site and how we are rethinking global histories, start with this page.