The Editors of World History Connected welcome you to the February
2014 issue online now at: <http://www.worldhistoryconnected.org/>
The February issue of World History Connected offers a forum on architecture in world history designed to extend its recent treatment of art in world history (Vol. 9 no. 2, June 2012). Articles gathered and introduced by Thomas Mounkhall explore the many ways architecture connects civilizations due to the spread of architectural styles, serves to give shape to and/or literally house ideological convictions from communism to imperialism, and forms a significant part of the vocabulary of travel literature. They also include an examination of how the meaning of the architectural style known as "classical" in the West came to embody colonial thought. The value to the teaching of world history flowing from these scholarly articles is made explicit in a concluding essay that fully bears out the significance of the connection between scholarship and teaching for practitioners of world history.
Much the same can be said for three additional articles in this issue which address why the Indian Ocean should remain the subject of both teaching and research; employs a Document-Based Question approach to the role of women in Egypt from 1900 to the present day to teach the complicated interactions of colonialism, anti-colonial nationalism, feminism, and conceptions of modernization; and reminds us that the shaping of war-time memories--in this case, war memorials--falls within the realm of commercial as well as political struggle over the meaning of the past.
The subject of memorializing the past is itself a prime area of future interest to the editors of World History Connected. This is a timely interest given the efforts to memorialize the passing of one hundred years since the First World War, and many other major historical events, in the coming years.
Those seeking to publish in World History Connected should also keep in mind forthcoming topics on research and teaching which include imperialism, Vietnam, the role of the military in world history, religious conversion in world history, and graphic world histories and the First World War.
Marc Jason Gilbert
Hawaii Pacific University
FORUM: Architecture and World History
Introduction to the Forum on Architecture and World History Guest Editor: Tom Mounkhall
Imperial History in Pictures: Goetze Murals in the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office by Alexander Mirkovic
Tatlin’s Tower: The Monument to the Future that Never Was by Ralph Croizier
World History through European Colonial Architecture by Pilar Maria Guerrieri
Santo Domingo Church and Convento, Oaxaca, Mexico: Architecture as a Window into Early Modern World History by Tom Mounkhall
Rebecca Kinsman and the Architecture of Macao, 1843–1847 by Kimberly Sayre Alexander
Architecture and World History Themes, Concepts, and Pedagogy by Tom Mounkhall
Teaching the Indian Ocean as World History by Thomas Anderson
‘Privates to the Fore’: World War II Heritage Tourism in Hong Kong and Singapore by David Schumacher
Using the Document Based Question to Teach Historical Concepts: Gender and Women’s Roles in Modern Egypt by Kit Adam Wainer
Architecture in World History: Digital Resources by John Maunu
Dabhoiwala, Faramerz, The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution (Jonathan Anuik)
Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts, ed., Trafficking in Slavery’s Wake: Law and the Experience of Women and Children (Alyssa Bowen)
Robert C. Williams, The Forensic Historian: Using Science to Reexamine the Past (Michael Clinton)
Susan Kingsley Kent, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919, A Brief History with Documents (Natalie Coe)
Brent Nongbri, Before Religion: a History of a Modern Concept (Terry D. Goddard)
Patrick Vinton Kirch, A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai’i (Christine Skwiot)
Leila Koivunen, Visualizing Africa in Nineteenth-Century British Travel Accounts (Elize Van Eeden)