This course introduces students to the analysis and interpretation of the past with the aim of studying continuity and change over time. It equips students to use a wide variety of evidence to examine, interpret, revisit, and reinterpret the past. These include written documents, oral communication and objects such as buildings, artefacts, photographs, and paintings. Moreover, students will also be introduced to debates among different methods of studying and interpreting the past, and the relation of these debates to our present. Therefore, this course will provide a grounding in some of the broad themes within the global history literature with an eye on their contemporary relevance.