Michael Goebel on the interplay between migration and nationalism [summer repeat]

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The Historias squad is on summer holiday. Yet never you fear, we are pulling some classics from the archive. We hope you enjoy this conversation with one of the finest in the business – Dr. Michael Goebel.

How do nationalist ideas emerge, evolve, and spread? How do urban spaces and the migration of people factor in?

Dr. Michael Goebel joins Steven to discuss the arc of his research, ranging from nationalism in twentieth-century Argentina, to anti-imperialist activism in interwar Paris, to comparing urban inequality in specific global port cities between 1850 and 1950. He also comments on his interest in putting into dialogue discrete fields of history, the benefits of this engagement, and the impetus for co-creating the Global Urban History Network.