Modern Era

The French Revolution of 1789 marks the beginning of the Modern Era. From the onset of the Modern era until today, Western society, and perhaps even global society, has been undergoing continuous processes of change, unprecedented in scope and speed, rooted in the eighteenth century. During this era, Capitalism evolved into a dominant financial method, but Marxism arose as a backlash. Throughout the past 240 years, the nation-state became the prime category to divide the world, the industrial revolution took place and continues to transition the world in the form of the digital and internet revolutions. Humanity undergoes two World Wars, The Holocaust, and unprecedented genocides. These are only some of the topics touched upon in Modern Era Studies. Our researchers study nationalism, colonialism, the history of the United States, military history, secularism trends, racism, popular culture (cinema), gender, and more.