History Archive

Jerald Podair, Lawrence University – When History Rhymes

Being a sore loser in a presidential race has historical precedent. Jerald Podair, professor of history

Lou Roper, SUNY New Paltz – Making Slavery ‘Normal’ in English America

On SUNY Distinguished Professor Week: The history of slavery should continue to be talked about. Lou

Ian Reifowitz, SUNY-Empire State College – Republic or Democracy?

On SUNY Distinguished Professor Week:  Is the United States a republic or a democracy, and why

Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University – Polarization: Then and Now

The ancient past can show us similarities to the polarized times of today. Rachel Hadas, board

Shannen Dee Williams, University of Dayton – America’s Real Sister Act

On University of Dayton Week:  Popular films can have a positive impact on certain groups, but

Amit Kumar, University of Texas at Austin – Doing Good Feels Surprisingly Good

Want to feel good? Do good. Amit Kumar, assistant professor of marketing and psychology at the

Timothy Hampton, University of California Berkeley – Cheerfulness, Then and Now

Have you been cheerful lately? Timothy Hampton, Aldo Scaglione and Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professor of

Olivia Holmes, Binghamton University – Is an Embryo A Person? The Medieval Tripartite Process of Ensoulment

The abortion rights debate will go into the future, but it started long ago. Olivia Holmes,

Rachel Gevlin, Birmingham-Southern College – What Novels Can Tell Us About Gendered Responses to Adultery

Novels have always been a way to understand a time and place. Rachel Gevlin, assistant professor

Christopher Junium, Syracuse University – A Sulfurous End For The Dinosaurs

Why did the asteroid that heralded the end of the dinosaurs have such a profound impact?