Wed, 29 Sep 2021
Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, “Black Past Lives Matter: Digital Kormantin” builds on history professor Michael Jarvis’s work as part of the Ghana summer field school.
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study human migration as part of a “temporary research center” supported by a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.
Wed, 12 May 2021
Distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians will be honored during this spring’s commencement ceremonies.
Mon, 10 May 2021
Stewart Weaver, a professor of history whose teaching interests include Great Britain, Ireland, India, exploration, and the environment, offers an explainer on the partition of Ireland, which took place a century ago.
Fri, 30 Apr 2021
Stuck indoors on a tiny island in Bermuda during a COVID lockdown, Rochester historian Michael Jarvis dug into his files to learn more about Bermuda’s previous experiences with imported epidemics.
Thu, 08 Apr 2021
In an essay in the Washington Post, history PhD student Kevin Sapere argues the pandemic has made it “all the more relevant” to compensate housework.
Thu, 11 Mar 2021
Three women in the history PhD program have completed a video project showing the wife of Lincoln’s secretary of state as more influential than typically depicted.
Wed, 03 Mar 2021
Work to preserve testimonies of a people and their culture is recognized as an “outstanding model of applied environmental history scholarship.”
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
At the University for more than 25 years, she was among the first scholars of her generation to see Native Americans as major, rather than secondary characters, in the American story.
Fri, 18 Dec 2020
In medieval and Renaissance Europe and in the Arab world, it was widely believed that "when Saturn and Jupiter are found in the same area of the zodiac—in other words when they are in conjunction—there are profound effects on Earth," says historian Laura Ackerman Smoller.