News & Views
Carson Eckhard, majoring in history and English, with minors in urban studies and Africana studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, received a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom
To understand how ideas about racial difference took root in American history, Makiki Reuvers, a Ph.D. candidate in history, examines 17th-century encounters between British colonists and Native Americans.
Traveling Black’ - Mia Bay’s new book explores the intertwined history of travel segregation and African American struggles for freedom of movement.
Interview: Sophia Rosenfeld, PhD.The author of "Democracy and Truth: A Short History" responds to the moment
Research seminar (HIST245, “Petrosylvania: Reckoning with Fossil Fuel”) led by Prof. Jared Farmer looks at Pennsylvania’s—and Penn’s—role in the fossil fuel economy and, by extension, climate change
Amy Gutman (President UPenn) and Wendel Pritchett (Provost UPenn) - Statement regarding the assault on the U.S. Capitol
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Penn and Slavery Project
The augmented reality (AR) tour of Penn’s campus is the first of its kind among peer institutions that are investigating their historic ties to slavery. The AR…
The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach. Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.