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Column: Partnership in the Japanese and American Imaginary: Gender and the Mediation of Difference in Hayao Miyazaki’s and Walt Disney Studio’s Animated Movies

Column: Partnership in the Japanese and American Imaginary: Gender and the Mediation of Difference in Hayao Miyazaki’s and Walt Disney Studio’s Animated Movies

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This paper compares two animated movies made by Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and Princess Mononoke (1997) and two movies made by Disney Studios: Little Mermaid (1989) and Pocahontas (1995). The argument focuses on the mediating role played by female characters in these movies. They build the bridge between opposite worlds, creating models of partnerships. Miyazaki’s movies show the difficulties involved in creating partnership despite difference, whereas Disney’s movies idealize marriage as the ultimate model of a partnership that glosses over issues of differential power.

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(c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 13, Fall, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Column: From Plato to Ebola?: Introducing World History in a First Year Seminars on Epidemics

Abstract: How can world historians take advantage of interdisciplinary general education requirements to introduce new students to the methods and uses of history? When survey courses are not institutionalized, specialized courses that draw on individual faculty members’ expertise and fit into general education curricular niches may be the best option. This essay describes my efforts in a First Year Seminar on Epidemics and Empires to teach a broader range of students to how world historical approaches and methods both introduce them to a bigger, more complicated world, and provide tools to understand it.

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(c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The Ancient Asheville Project: Making Ancient and Medieval World History More Meaningful

The Ancient Asheville Project: Making Ancient and Medieval World History More Meaningful

Abstract: This essay introduces an assignment that leverages the local community and the interests of students to make learning about ancient and medieval world history more meaningful and engaging and helps students to better grasp the commonalities and differences between the ancient or medieval and the modern world.
Keywords: teaching, world history, ancient history, medieval history

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(c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Teaching a World History Capstone Course on Globalization by Mark B. Tauger

Teaching a World History Capstone Course on Globalization by Mark B. Tauger

Certainly almost every reader has had the experience of producing a capstone project, as a student composing it or an instructor supervising it (or both). By now most colleges and universities require students in every major to demonstrate what they have learned by completing a substantial final project that is characteristic of work of professionals in that major field. Capstone courses round out the major and help students acquire a level of mastery of their subject that can lead to a job or a graduate or professional program.

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As examples of the potential of globalization for student research, I have asked the editor to include with this article three excellent student papers from the capstone course I offered in Spring 2014.

Student paper, Brandon Brown TaugerBrownGlobalizationTeachingFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
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Student paper, Christopher Pederson TaugerPedersonGlobalizationTeachingFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org

(c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History

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The Middle Ground Journal Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History
Editors: Dr. Birgit Schneider and Dr. Hong-Ming Liang

This forum has two goals. It seeks, in general, to establish a platform for discussing different approaches to teaching world history, including different class formats, different course structures and content, etc. In addition, it strives to evaluate the use of book reviews as a tool for teaching and assessment. The forum is based on my teaching of HIST3029, “Transnational History: A New Approach to the Past” at the University of Hong Kong in the spring semester of 2014. My own class shall merely serve as a starting point; I would like to encourage contributors to share their experiences or ideas about these two (and other related) aspects of teaching. This can include (and is not limited to) different contents, methodologies, and formats of teaching in the broad context of world history. The forum is intended as a space in which the gap between teaching and research is bridged through reflection on teaching per se, and especially teaching as it relates to research and the academic discipline.

Submissions to the forum should be in one of the following formats:
– Case studies outlining specific courses and their approach to relevant topics of this forum (3000-4000 words)
– Discussions of methodology, assignments, or other teaching or assessment tools (500-1000 words)
– Comments discussing existing case studies (up to 500 words)

Case studies and longer discussions will be peer reviewed, while comments will only undergo review by the editor and be posted as is (unless irrelevant or inappropriate).
The Middle Ground Journal is an open-access, refereed journal of world history and global studies housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association (MWWHA). We do not charge fees any type to our authors, readers and reviewers. Additional information on the journal is available at: https://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal  and at: http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm

General inquiries on the journal should be sent to Professor Hong-Ming Liang, Chief Editor, HLIANG@CSS.EDU

Forum Introduction – Professor Birgit Schneider, Ph.D. Schneider IntroForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
Book Review: Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population – Matthew Connelly SchneiderConnellyForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
Book Review: Melancholy Order – Joo Hun Han SchneiderHanForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
Book Review: Salt: a world history – Hu Ke SchneiderHuForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
Book Review: The Europeanization of the World – William Edward Wilson SchneiderWilsonForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
First Reflective Essay – Class Schneider First ReflectionForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org
Second Reflective Essay – Class SchneiderSecondReflectionForumSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org

(c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 10, Spring, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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On Tour in the U.S. West with the World history Survey

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On Tour in the U.S. West with the World history Survey

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Visualizing the World: Cinemas Use in the World History Survey

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Visualizing the World: Cinemas Use in the World History Survey

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Teaching Students to Fly: Faculty-Designed Study Abroad in the Czech Republic

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Teaching Students to Fly: Faculty-Designed Study Abroad in the Czech Republic

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United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, The Netherlands — The North Star Project, Summer Report Number Twenty-Six — The Middle Ground Journal

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30/07/2013 · 10:56 AM

King Richard III On Teaching Column The Middle Ground Journal

These sixteenth-century pieces of literature from two prominent English authors set the stage for one of the most notorious people in history, King Richard III of England. Richard, duke of Gloucester (1452-1485), was the third son of Richard Plantagenet, duke of York, and the formidable Cecily Neville. The duke of York was the most senior male member of the York branch of the Plantagenet family who was kin to the ruling Lancastrian family. The head of this family was King Henry VI, a monarch with a weak and malleable personality. By the time young Richard was three years of age, the two rival branches of the royal family became embroiled in a civil war spanning the next thirty years.

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