News Archive


September 25th, 2020

As the Fall Semester continues and October approaches, it is readily apparent that this school year – unsurprisingly – is progressing a bit diffe…

Teaching in an Uprising: Readings on Race and Democracy

June 3rd, 2020

“In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder by four police officers, we’ll still read these texts, but understanding our discussions would be informed by events through which my students were living—and, likely, participating in—I wanted to offer some contemporary contextual readings by historians and other social scientists to guide us.”

Approaches to the Modern City

May 18th, 2020

This site was created by participants in the seminar “Approaches to the Modern City” at Georgetown University in Spring 2020. The course explored themes in the history of modern cities around the world. Each student chose one city to study over the course of the semester.

Professor Jamie Martin – “This Is Not the Time to Let the Market Decide,” The New York Times

April 22nd, 2020

“The success of this [WWI Allied] wartime supply system also showed how powerful international cooperation can be during a global crisis. It was no coincidence that several of the officials who had run this system moved into powerful positions at the League of Nations after the war, and one later helped to found the European Union. The League of Nations pioneered some of the earliest forms of international cooperation in matters of public health, economic policy and the policing of contraband.”