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Then and Now: Global History and Culture

Welcome to our podcast. Current episodes feature lectures from my global culture and history course at the University of Minnesota. The podcast title (Then and Now)  reflects the relationship between today's events with the history forces from the past.

When the podcast began in 2006, it was a project with students in my global history course. We worked together to: (a) review of history topics in the course' (b) special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its artistic production through music; (c) special interview episodes with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events; (d) 'podcast rebroadcasts' that other history podcasters gave permission to rebroadcast one of their episodes; and (e) music videos that featured important slides from the unit PP presentation. Every episode featureded some of the best independent music artists from a website that makes available podcast-approved songs. Share comments about the podcast with the course instructor, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu  I am an associate professor  at UMN.  Visit my personal website for other history-related content and other information, http://arendale.org  

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Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also check out David's other four podcasts and social media channels at www.davidmedia.org  Thanks for listening. 

Dec 3, 2021

(Bonus) This document contains the instructions for the history simulation that applies Gandhi's principles to a contemporary protest issue.


Nov 24, 2021

(Bonus) European colonialism and colonization was the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over other societies and territories, founding a
colony, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. For example, colonial policies, such as the type of rule implemented, the nature of...


Nov 22, 2021

(Bonus) Postcolonialism is the critical academic study of the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism, focusing on the human consequences of the control and exploitation of colonized people and their lands. More specifically, it is a critical theory analysis of the history, culture, literature, and discourse...


Nov 20, 2021

(Bonus) Imperialism is a policy or ideology of extending the rule over peoples and other
countries, for extending political and economic access, power and control, often through employing hard power, especially military force, but also soft power. While related to the concepts of colonialism and empire, imperialism is a...


Nov 7, 2021

(Bonus) These are the readings for the series Western Imperialism. The guide provides the discussion questions that we explore during the lectures.