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

Tag: Thomas Fleischman

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.

Continue Reading

An academic understanding of hate

An academic understanding of hate

November 29, 2018

Listening to the news, it can feel as though acts of violence—particularly violence inspired by bigotry and hate—are on the rise, and unfortunately the numbers back that up. How are we to make sense of this rise? Three Rochester researchers sat down for an academic conversation about hate and intolerance, discussing reactions to recent incidents of hate, important lessons from history, and the psychology of stereotypes and intolerance.

Continue Reading

History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

January 31, 2018

Students in professor Thomas Fleischman’s class didn’t write a research paper at the end of their class about the environmental history of the Erie Canal. Instead, they produced a podcast series, and Fleischman is already planning for a second season.

Continue Reading