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Tag: Department of History

History under a microscope

History under a microscope

November 13, 2017

The Future(s) of Microhistory symposium brings prominent historians to Rochester to discuss one of the most influential methodologies in their field in the last few decades.

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Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

November 6, 2017

100 years later, historian Matt Lenoe argues that the Russian Revolution was not a workers’ revolt, but a movement against predatory imperialism.

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Thinking about time

Thinking about time

November 3, 2017

Spring forward. Fall back. On two Sundays each year, as we move in and out of Daylight Saving Time, time itself suddenly starts to seem a little arbitrary. Every discipline in the University has its own way of constructing and thinking about time.

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<em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em> names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

Chronicle of Higher Education names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

October 22, 2017

The assistant professor of history is known for having students reenact battle scenes, conduct “rocket” tests, and write propaganda campaigns to try to bring the era of the Korean War to life.

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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

May 26, 2017

“I want our center to touch the life of every University of Rochester undergraduate,” says Joan Shelley Rubin, who was installed as the inaugural Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center in May.

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Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

April 13, 2017

To mark Jefferson’s birthday, Thomas Slaughter’s class is in for a rare treat: a historically accurate lunch, culled from the actual Monticello cuisine and prepared according to recipes taken directly from Thomas Jefferson’s Cookbook and Dining at Monticello.

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A new way to teach history in the 21st century

A new way to teach history in the 21st century

April 10, 2017

A “virtual” re-creation of early settlements on Smith’s Island, Bermuda, offers professor Michael Jarvis and his students immersive experience of the site they are working to excavate.

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Irish actor tells a story with <em>God Has No Country</em>

Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

March 28, 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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