WashU Expert: Did 9/11 'change everything'?
Rewriting the history of the Pacific Ocean
Graduate student Heesoo Cho wants to challenge the idea that only scientific and commercial knowledge contributed to how people understood the Pacific Ocean in colonial America and the early republic.
Undergraduate History Prizes awarded in 2020-21
Our post-fact reality
Douglas Flowe: "Political division now constitutes separate realities"
The caretakers of Early Modern religious life
Alumna Amanda Scott recently published the first-ever book about Basque seroras, Early Modern women who held professional roles in the Catholic Church outside of monasteries.
Presidential transitions, new traditions
The public transfer of power from one president to the next has played a major role in reconciling political factions and creating solidarity among the populace at large after a contested presidential election. With the Election Day 2020 around the corner — and Inauguration Day a couple months after that — historian Peter Kastor and A&S grad Joey Vettiankal consider the historical precedents and wonder what will come next.
Writing the first draft of history
History major Gabriel Rubin, AB ’15, takes Wall Street Journal readers inside the Beltway as the new author of a storied political column.
How to become a saint in your lifetime
Mary Andino's research gives voice to women from southern Italy whose relationship to sanctity alarmed the Catholic Church in the early modern period.