A few weeks ago, we kicked off our annual lecture series, Without Limits: Interdisciplinary Conversations in the Liberal Arts. If the size and rapt attention of the audience is any indication, this year’s theme, Citizenship, clearly resonated with the campus, and why wouldn’t it?
The first event in this year’s “Without Limits: Interdisciplinary Conversations in the Liberal Arts” series raised important questions about how citizenship—both in the U.S. and our campus community—is defined, whom it excludes or marginalizes, and how it might be reconceived through struggle and transformation.
Heather Morrison, associate professor of history, had a modest objective for her fall “Youth Culture in Europe” lecture on Romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
After a decades-long struggle for legitimacy within the academy, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program was granted department status last spring.
In her first experience teaching history’s senior seminar, Meg Devlin O’Sullivan upheld department tradition by assigning a 25-30 page seminar paper in her course “Alcohol and Alcoholism in the United States: Drinking Cultures, Reforms, and Recoveries.”