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Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

April 8, 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.

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History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

March 11, 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.

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Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

March 3, 2021

Work to preserve testimonies of a people and their culture is recognized as an “outstanding model of applied environmental history scholarship.”

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Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

February 19, 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.

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The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

December 18, 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.  

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American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

December 11, 2020

A shift starting in the late 1960s has targeted poor families with unnecessary investigations and child removals at the expense of services, argues Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz.

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What does East Germany’s rise and fall have to do with pigs? A lot, actually

What does East Germany’s rise and fall have to do with pigs? A lot, actually

November 19, 2020

The communist state’s approach to industrial pig farming foreshadowed its demise, a Rochester historian argues in his new book.

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Rochester historian recognized with third book award

Rochester historian recognized with third book award

November 6, 2020

Brianna Theobald scores unusual ‘hat trick’ of academic accolades for her book on Native women’s reproductive histories and activism.

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The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

October 23, 2020

The CDC’s vulnerability to political interference is rooted in its role working in health risk assessment, write University of Rochester health policy historian Mical Raz and her coauthor in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

October 19, 2020

History professor Brianna Theobald earns two awards for her book “Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century”

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