Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Kathleen McGarvey

rss feed

Kathleen McGarvey's Latest Posts

New research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

New research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

October 16, 2020

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study migration in the Americas in a ‘temporary research center’ supported by a Mellon Sawyer Seminars grant.

Continue Reading

Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

October 6, 2020

John Barry ’69 (MA) says that the virulence of the 1918 flu made it a very different disease than COVID-19, but the lessons of that pandemic still resonate.

Continue Reading

Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

September 16, 2020

The pioneering Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody,” making medieval English texts available to scholars and students around the world.

Continue Reading

Rochester artists look to avant-garde past in new site-specific installation

Rochester artists look to avant-garde past in new site-specific installation

September 16, 2020

Where traces of a once vibrant artistic residency program still stand, University art professor Allen Topolski and his artist daughter, Aster, seek to understand the present through what came before.

Continue Reading

A  ‘different kind of wonder’

A ‘different kind of wonder’

May 27, 2020

The European Renaissance’s engagement with the Arctic is a little-known chapter of history but a relevant one today, when the region once again has become a site of anxious attention.

Continue Reading

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

May 13, 2020

The assistant professor of history is the first recipient of the award, which will support research for his forthcoming book, In the Wake of the Raid: Piracy, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz.

Continue Reading

Ethicists: COVID-19 pandemic a ‘wake-up call’

Ethicists: COVID-19 pandemic a ‘wake-up call’

April 23, 2020

Philosophy faculty explore moral dilemmas presented by the crisis and how they intersect with larger structural questions.

Continue Reading

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

One of the world’s oldest globes is ready for its close-up

February 26, 2020

Rochester professor Gregory Heyworth and his Lazarus Project colleagues have created a 3-D model of one of the treasures of the New York Public Library, the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the first globes to show the New World — and to warn “Here be dragons.”

Continue Reading