Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the Graduate School of Education discusses her work exploring depictions of slavery in children’s books.
Digital humanities scholars are orchestrating an epic crowdsourcing effort to sort and transcribe handwriting on thousands of documents discarded hundreds of years ago, known as the Cairo Geniza.
Poor posture was considered a real threat to the nation’s health through much of the 20th century. Beth Linker of the School of Arts and Sciences is investigating the history of this forgotten “epidemic” and how its legacy is reflected in notions of health and disability today.
Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy’s assassination on the campaign trail was just weeks after he called for a fair draft, unbiased housing legislation, and an end to the war
15 undergraduates took part in the inaugural Encompass fellowship, a project run by Penn Hillel, with a tour around Israel examining cultural and political sites with a focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Josephine Park, professor of English and interim director of the Asian American Studies Program, on the poetry that originated in Japanese-American internment camps, and poetry by incarcerated populations.
The School of Design professor and chair of the Fine Arts Department discusses the challenge of designing a war memorial, and shares which memorials he finds most compelling.
An Asia expert looks back on lessons learned and unlearned, and the war’s effect on the Vietnam generation and the country today.
Joan DeJean’s book of French society in the 17th and 18th century is not unlike a modern soap opera, complete with high fashion, murder, bad investments, and family betrayal.
Historian Alex Chase-Levenson talks the impending wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Americans’ fascination with the British royal family.
Penn students Helen Fetaw, Nathaniel Gertzman, and Ramon Garcia Gomez joined Penn chaplain and professor Chaz Howard to lead a Black History Month tour of South Street.
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Donovan Schaefer of the School of Arts and Sciences contributed an opinion piece about Treptow, a Soviet war memorial and mass grave in Berlin.
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