History Archive

Vaughn Scribner, Central Arkansas University – Taverns

The tavern was a special place in colonial America. Vaughn Scribner, assistant professor of history at

Peter Filkins, Bard College at Simon’s Rock – H.G. Adler

History is recorded by those who have written it down. Peter Filkins, professor of literature at

Andrew Morris, Union College – When Natural Disasters Became National Disasters

On Union College Week: The federal government hasn’t always paid out after natural disasters.   Andrew

Shauna MacDonald, Villanova University – Women Lighthouse Keepers

The history of lighthouses includes many women. Shauna MacDonald, associate professor of communication at Villanova University,

Chris Lamb, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis – Rachel Robinson

Most people know Jackie Robinson, but what about Rachel Robinson? Chris Lamb, professor of journalism at

Sarah Finley, Christopher Newport University – Hearing Voices of Women Past

Women are speaking louder than ever in certain areas of society. Sarah Finley, assistant professor of

Adam Ramey, NYU Abu Dhabi – Politics of Dust Bowl Settlers

The effects of the Dust Bowl are still present in California. Adam Ramey, associate professor of

Rachel Plotnick, Indiana University – Pushing Buttons

Do you like pushing buttons? Rachel Plotnick, assistant professor of cinema and media studies at Indiana

Lorie Vanchena, University of Kansas – World War I Poetry

We’ve seen and heard a lot of stories from WWII – but what about WWI? Lorie

Christopher Fee, Gettysburg College – Perceptions of the Vikings

Are we romanticizing the Vikings too much in popular culture­? Christopher Fee, professor in the English