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Faculty earn NEH honors for religious history, art history research

Faculty earn NEH honors for religious history, art history research

December 12, 2018

Aaron Hughes and Peter Christensen have each been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grants.

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Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

January 4, 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.

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Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

Award supports book on Ottoman Railway

September 7, 2016

Peter Christensen’s book shows how the late 19th-early 20th century German-designed train stations, bridges, and other structures along the Ottoman Railway show the trademarks of imperialism and elements of emergent nationalism.

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NEH grants support three Rochester professors

NEH grants support three Rochester professors

March 30, 2016

Susan Uselmann and Thomas Devaney were awarded “Enduring Questions” grants, which aim to help in “the development of a new course that demonstrates the enduring value of the Humanities by extending beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.” Peter Christensen has received a Summer Stipend.

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History on the tracks: The Berlin-Baghdad Railway

History on the tracks: The Berlin-Baghdad Railway

November 25, 2015

As a historian of architecture and infrastructure, I also see in these images a striking historical resonance: that this refugee drama is playing out, as it has so often before, on Europe’s railways.

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