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How have the conditions we associate with "intimate life," matters of sex, sexuality, marriage, and more, been subject to state power in the twentieth-century United States? This three-part lectures series features historians whose research addresses such questions in the context of a post-slavery nation in which race also structured state rules governing intimate life.

February...Read more

In 1618 the German physician Michael Maier published an extraordinary multimedia emblem book, Atalanta fugiens, or “Atalanta fleeing.” The book offers its readers an alchemical interpretation of the Classical myth of Atalanta as a series of fifty emblems, each containing a motto, a copper plate engraving by the renowned...Read more

We are saddened to acknowledge the passing of Abbott "Tom" Gleason, an esteemed teacher, scholar, mentor, colleague, and friend. The Providence Journal obituary can be found here. In an all-campus email, President Christina Paxson noted "we have lost a...Read more

The History faculty has new books for your consideration. Professor Jennifer Johnson's The Battle for Algeria: Sovereignty, Health Care, and Humanitarianism will appear this November from University of Pennsylvania Press. Professor Caroline Castiglione's ...Read more