october 2023

5oct6:15 pm- 8:00 pmCrooked Plow: Translating Social Justice in Brazil

6oct9:30 am- 5:30 pmCelebrating István Deák: Historian, Teacher, Provocateur

20oct - 21oct 203:30 pmoct 21Translated Desires: Translation, Ibn al-‘Arabi, and the Multilingual Islamic Past

november 2023

9nov4:10 pm- 6:00 pmIslamic History Workshop: "Rhetoric, Emotion, and the Religious Education of 'The Multitude’”

9nov5:00 pm- 6:30 pmEroticizing Bloodlust: The Ongoing Legacies of Sexual Prohibition Laws

Martha Howell (co-editor with Peter Arnade and Anton van der Lem). Rereading Huizinga: Autumn of the Middle Ages, a Century Later. 2019: Amsterdam University Press.

Pamela Smith (ed.). Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges across Eurasia. 2019: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Stephanie McCurry. Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. 2019: Harvard University Press.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: How History is Used in Senate Politics Concerning Climate Change Denialism

U.S. Senator Senator Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to the Community University community on Monday, February 6, 2023 regarding Climate Change, U.S policy and his new book : “The Scheme: How the Right Wing Used Dark Money to Capture the Supreme Court, and the Damage the Court is Doing to the Fight Against Climate Change.” View a recorded video of this event by clicking here.

Columbia University and Slavery: A Research and Justice Initiative

The Columbia University and Slavery project is a research and justice initiative examining Columbia’s connections to the history and legacies of enslavement. The ongoing work aims to provide a fuller and more nuanced picture of Columbia’s past, while also helping to inform conversations about the university’s role in the present. 

Confluence: A History of North American Rivers

Rivers have always been the lifeblood of the continent, yet their human histories have remained largely hidden from public view. Our goal is to create a publicly accessible digital platform for mapping and narrating lived history along North American rivers.