News & Views
Mary Frances Berry - To honor John Lewis, we must turn back the rising tide of voter suppression. It has been a long and tumultuous year for voting rights since we lost one of their greatest defenders
Jared Farmer: Heirlooms of Conquest: Trees + Justice in Los Angeles. First episode of LENS.cast a new podcast from UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies.
Grant Stanton - Before July 4, American colonists celebrated Pope’s Day — an anti-Catholic rallying cry. Religious vilification united early Americans
Mary Frances Berry - Supreme Court decision rules Arizona’s laws constitutional. While the Voting Rights Act should be interpreted broadly, the latest decision has a patina of fairness.
Anders Bright – MADE BY HISTORY - Ohio’s vaccine lottery scheme is working — so why does it bother us? Lotteries were once vehicles for the public good. But then Americans got skeptical about the role of chance.
The Tokyo Olympics and politics of the pandemic: Frederick Dickinson, a professor of Japanese history and director of the Center for East Asian Studies, explains Japan’s history with the Olympics and why he’s certain this year’s games will happen.
OMNIA PODCAST - Season 2, Episode 7: Repair, Part II Breanna Moore and others speak about how institutions can perpetuate racial inequalities and the work that remains.
Sarah Gordon (UPenn), and Kevin Waite (Durham Univ-UK) - California is finally confronting its history of slavery. Here’s how. Los Angeles is finding success at reshaping its commemorative landscape
Nick Foretek - In a riveting story of rebellion, intrigue, love, betrayal, and exile, a Syrian revolutionary finds solace in the philosopher Sadiq Jalal al-Azm’s wine.
Jared Farmer and other Penn Professors on THE WORLD AT OUR FEET. It’s our tiny oasis in a vast universe, and it’s feeling fragile. Five faculty give us the latest on Earth and its prospects.
Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Over thirty historians in the standing faculty with a broad range of research specialties advance our understanding of the past.
The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach. Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.