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Historian Stephanie McCurry tells how women and slaves drove old Dixie down.Peter Nichols
When the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union in 1861, its founding fathers reckoned that they could build a nation and fight a war while uniting the Southern population behind their cause. Most of “the people” were not consulted on the wisdom of their project. What the C.S.A.
Undergraduate Emily Belfer looks at how London theaters represented the enemy over two world wars.Peter Nichols
Senior Emily Belfer was casting about for a meaty topic for her honors thesis in history. She had completed the sequence of honors courses in junior year that prepares students to research and write a substantial, original paper. The subject matter should be something she cared about, she was told—something she would be eager to spend lots of time on.
A conversation with music historian Jeffrey Kallberg.Loraine Terrell
On March 1, the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin. He lived only 39 years, composed almost exclusively smaller works for the piano, rarely performed publicly, yet has remained one of the most popular of the Romantic composers.
Grad student Sarah Dowling's poetry scrutinizes constructs of safety.Priya Ratneshwar
The term "security posture" is used primarily in the world of corporate technology to define the level of risk to which a system or organization is exposed.
Roman historian Campbell Grey helps curate exhibition exploring America's Roman inheritance.Priya Ratneshwar
College students help develop virtual museum of West Philadelphia history.Priya Ratneshwar
Penn undergraduates have played a vital role in developing a virtual museum of the historic neighborhood that surrounds the Penn campus. The West Philadelphia Community History Center, spearheaded by Walter H.
Classical scholar James Ker presents the first comprehensive cultural history of one of antiquity's most studied death scenes.Peter Nichols
It may be true that we only die once, but the death of the famous, especially a classical icon who wrote often and eloquently about death, can be analyzed and interpreted, retold and represented over and over again.
English professor Nancy Bentley probes the artistic dimensions of shock and awe.Peter Nichols
In September of 1896, more than 40,000 people came to Waco, Texas, to watch a new kind of public entertainment: the full-throttled, head-on collision of two steam locomotives.
Undergraduate Brooke Palmieri curates exhibit about the places in which we read.Peter Nichols
Where do we read? And how do those places affect our reading?
Art historian Holly Pittman analyzes the oldest seal found on the Arabian Peninsula.Peter Nichols
In 2008, a soil-survey team was working on a barren dune field in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. On the surface of the sands, at a place that had been recently disturbed by herders and livestock, the surveyors picked up a two-centimeter, minutely inscribed cylinder. No potshards or any other signs of pre-modern habitation were found.
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