The idea of a “Global Middle Ages”—involving experimental, transhumanities work that requires humanities scholars to step outside their disciplines and specializations, and dynamically engage with social scientists, and computer technologists to make sense of an interconnected past—now seems to be an idea whose time has come.
Heng, Geraldine and Michael Widner. “An Experiment in Collaborative Humanities: Envisioning Globalities 500 – 1500 CE,” in Humanities and the Digital. Ed. David Theo Goldberg and Patrik Svensson. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. pp. 267–282.