August 2020 News

August 31, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Greg Grandin has been appointed as the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Grandin, who...
August 20, 2020
Most Americans don’t know that their morning cup of coffee connects them to the Ottoman Empire. Few are aware that this bygone Muslim state helped to birth Protestantism,...
August 20, 2020
Russian hackers and internet trolls sought to manipulate American voters throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as they are doing again in 2020. Their efforts...
August 17, 2020
Historians don’t just study history. We construct it. We puzzle pieces into meanings. Aided by our instincts and experiences, as well as by our research, we make sense of...
August 17, 2020
In 1920, as Americans were preparing to choose their next president, the country — just out of World War I — was still reeling from a flu pandemic that killed nearly 700,000...
August 16, 2020
Those Americans who believe that the Democrats are their best hope for thwarting the rise of authoritarianism must confront a basic question: Given that President Trump...
August 15, 2020
India became independent on August 15, 1947, or did it? Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous speech, ‘tryst with destiny’ delivered on the midnight of August 15, is remembered as the...