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New Book from Professor Jason Moralee: "Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity"

Monday, December 18, 2017

Professor Jason Moralee just published his new book Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity. This is the first book that follows the history of the Capitoline Hill into late...
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Cameron Smith : “Rethinking How We Learn Our History”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“Historical empathy is remembering that these are the real actions and emotions of people from the past. When we limit history to dates and names, we are forgetting the humanity of these people....

2018 Graduate History Association Conference Call for Papers

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The UMass Graduate History Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers this year’s annual graduate conference, "Critical Conversations: Breaking Barriers through Discourse and Dialogue."...
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943. Department of Defense

Professor Sam Redman, “Rosie the Riveters discovered a wartime California dream”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

“Following wartime opportunities west, ‘Rosie the Riveters’ found more than just jobs, though, when they reached the Golden State. And at the war’s conclusion, each had to decide whether her own...
Onlookers watch as the Ku Klux Klan initiates new members at a Miami golf course in the 1920s. Bettmann / Getty Images

Professor Julio Capó, Jr. “Why a Forgotten KKK Raid on a Gay Club in Miami Still Matters 80 Years Later”

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Although wildly different, the reason the events at Stonewall and La Paloma share some general overlapping threads is that queer joints have historically been key sites of resistance, change and...

Professor Audrey Altstadt, “The Azerbaijani Laundromat: Why It Matters”

Monday, November 27, 2017

“Money laundering reflects economic and moral damage to individuals and institutions and thereby threatens the stability and security of states, societies, and regions.”...