Historian and author Patrick Manning began his career studying African history. Over nearly six decades, his focus expanded to link African studies more closely to world history, examining the African Diaspora, human migration patterns, and community life. Today, Manning's work centers on developing a coherent theory for understanding world history: humanity as a system. Read More »
How do we document the past and present? What behaviors, perspectives, and trends add new understanding to human society? How is information science reshaping our view of history?
What fuels large-scale social change? How has the rise of capitalism influenced economic, political, and social affairs? How have human networks contributed to today’s greatest crises?
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