History Archive

Adam Rosenblatt, Haverford College – Forensic Science, Mass Graves and the Call to Care

Identifying individuals in a mass grave isn’t only a scientific matter. Adam Rosenblatt, visiting professor of

Tracy Betsinger, SUNY Oneonta – Vampire Legends

Vampires are more than just Dracula. Tracy Betsinger, associate professor in the department of anthropology at

Omer Gokcumen, University at Buffalo – The Ghost Species of Ancient Humans

The origins of humanity are being re-written. Omer Gokcumen, assistant professor of biology at the University

Robert Garland, Colgate University – Refugees Past and Present

The refugee crisis is ongoing. Robert Garland, professor of the classics at Colgate University, examines a

Simon Haeder, West Virginia University – Lessons from the Past on Healthcare

Governments taking away healthcare is actually quite rare. Simon Haeder, assistant professor of political science at

Sahana Mukherjee, Gettysburg College – History and National Identity

We like taking pictures of moments that reflect the best of our shared history. Sahana Mukherjee,

Joseph Bennett, Carleton University – De-Extinction

Should we bring species back from extinction? Joseph Bennett, assistant professor and conservation biologist at Carleton

Shelby Putt, Indiana University – Functional Brain Networks and Early Stone Tools

To view history, let’s dig into our brains instead of the Earth. Shelby Putt, postdoctoral research

Mary Bendel-Simso, McDaniel College – The New History of Detective Fiction

Detective fiction has been around longer than Dickens and Poe. Mary Bendel-Simso, professor of English at

Lorie Vanchena, University of Kansas – Poetry of World War I

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