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Research Fields and Tasks

  IWH covers a wide range of research fields with the focus on the world history since the 16th century, while also promotes studies of the ancient and mediaeval history.In addition to the study of histories of individual countries. IWH has been doing cross-period,cross-regional and trans-national researches,exploring the patterns in the development of human society, especially the unity and diversity,and historical experiences in the political, economic and cultural developments of nations in the world since the 1 6th century.Scholars of the institute also study historiography and developments of methodology.