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Undergraduate Kaneesha Parsard delves into the storied history of indentured Indian labor in the Caribbean.Blake Cole
Kaneesha Parsard was intrigued by her diverse cultural background from a young age. The daughter of Jamaican parents, Parsard's paternal grandfather is Indian, a lineage that is steeped in rich historical context.
Senior Valeria Tsygankova studies the Bishops' Bible as a material text to examine the relationship between religion and state in Elizabethan England.Priya Ratneshwar
Religious texts are often deemed timeless, but as the King James Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, we are reminded that they are products of history as well.
Graduate student Marie Grace Brown explores how women participated in constructing Sudan's national identity during the country's independence movement.Priya Ratneshwar
As the battle in Libya between rebels and Muammar el-Qaddafi’s regime grows increasingly violent and protests and uprisings engulf the Arab world, it’s easy to forget that Africa’s largest nation has been engaged in its own—albeit more quiet—revolution. In a referendum in January, the people of Southern Sudan overwhelmingly supported the division of the country into two.
In this video Q&A, Eve Troutt Powell provides a historian's perspective on the Egyptian uprising.Priya Ratneshwar
As the most populous country in the Arab world prepares for its new future, Frontiers sat down with Troutt Powell to discuss its past. In this video Q&A, she talks about the forces of history behind the revolution, its key players and its transformative impact around the world.
Junior David Dunning explores mathematic themes in the works of author David Foster Wallace.Blake Cole
Tennis ball trajectories are not often charted using parabolas—unless it's a David Foster Wallace novel. It's this exact combination of mathematics and literature that has always fascinated junior David Dunning, who aptly enough, is a double major in the two subjects, as well as a minor in philosophy.
A summer internship transports senior Suzie Connell into the thick of the Dreyfus Affair.Priya Ratneshwar
Amidst all the current hand-wringing over the potential death of print, it's hard to imagine a time when newspapers, posters and postcards could galvanize an entire country around an issue. But this past summer, senior Suzie Connell traveled to just such a period.
Department of History doctoral candidate William Kuby reveals centuries-old marriage practices that shed light on contemporary debate.Blake Cole
Personal ads, whether stuck in the back of a newspaper or posted on an online dating website, range from endearing to banal. Abbreviations like SWF have become ubiquitous in pop culture, even spawning movie titles.
Historian Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet's debut novel chronicles lives upended by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.Priya Ratneshwar
Music professor co-curates Smithsonian exhibit on the history of Harlem's Apollo Theater.Peter Nichols
A museum exhibit may not be the real thing, but with all sorts of genuine artifacts on display and plaques that explain their historical context and fit them into a story, it's certainly the next best thing.
Audio Q&A with American historian Thomas SugruePeter Nichols
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