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Honoring William Still on his 200th birthday. A conference, a website, and more are planned on campus and around the city to celebrate the abolitionist who helped nearly 1,000 enslaved people to freedom.
Benjamin Nathans - Stalin’s Lawyers at Nuremberg. The Soviets were not just part of the prosecution team at Nuremberg; they were instrumental in defining the crimes of which the Nazi leaders were accused. (The New York Review of Books)
Lee Cassanelli - Afghanistan reclaimed, again. While we may be dismayed by the outcome of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, we should not be surprised. We saw the same thing happen in Somalia in the 1990s.
Aron Brouwer "It was a fatal mistake that politicians (inside and outside Germany) did not take Mein Kampf seriously"
Sarah Xia Yu - Masks and Geopolitics in Richard Pearson Strong’s photos of the Manchurian Plague Epidemic, 1910—1911
Mary Frances Berry - To honor John Lewis, we must turn back the rising tide of voter suppression. It has been a long and tumultuous year for voting rights since we lost one of their greatest defenders
Jared Farmer: Heirlooms of Conquest: Trees + Justice in Los Angeles. First episode of LENS.cast a new podcast from UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies.
Grant Stanton - Before July 4, American colonists celebrated Pope’s Day — an anti-Catholic rallying cry. Religious vilification united early Americans
Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.
Julia Leikin (Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics and Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress)
Russia’s Mediterranean Moment, 1770-1829
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.