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Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester’s early residents of color

Clark History Professor Janette Greenwood

  Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents—people of color—pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century. The photos are those of the late William Bullard, of Worcester, a photographer…

Clark history professor’s new book examines complex world of prostitution in 18th-century Paris

In her new book, “Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris,” Clark University associate professor of history Nina Kushner explores the world of the eighteenth-century Parisian demimonde, in which women sold sex, company, and even love to the men of the elite in exchange for being “kept.”  In “Erotic Exchanges” (Cornell University…

Clark University prof. publishes collection of essays about beauty

Beauty matters. It defines identity and causes controversy. A volume of essays about how beauty has done so over the course of the twentieth century—all across the world—has recently been released by Thomas Kuehne, Clark University professor of history and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History, and Hartmut Berghoff, director of the…

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct disciplines,…

Did you hear? Lecture explores the historical power of rumors

Rumors that they had been emancipated fueled many slave uprisings in Europe’s Atlantic colonies during the early modern era, according to Clark University historian Willem Klooster. In his Sept. 20 lecture “Improvised News: Rumors in the Age before Mass Media,” held in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons, Klooster described the power of rumor in…

Paul Ropp to receive the Lund Community Achievement Award

Paul Ropp, research professor of history, has been selected to receive the 2012 John W. Lund Clark Community Achievement Award. “Jack Lund believed that individuals with drive, passion, and vision can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, and you exemplify exactly what Jack had in mind with this award,” Clark University President…

Professors appointed to Klein, Scotland endowed chairs

Clark University President David P. Angel recently announced the appointment of Professor Douglas Little as the first holder of the new Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Endowed Chair in History and International Relations at Clark University and the appointment of Professor of Political Science Sharon Krefetz as the next holder of the Andrea B. and Peter…

Clark Guggenheim Fellow explores societies 'struggling for beauty'

Thomas Kuehne, Clark University Professor of History and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History, was recently awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in support of his proposed book-length essay, “Struggling for Beauty.” “Struggling for Beauty” will focus on the rise of “beauty” in modern world societies since the…

Bland-Lee history lectures to focus on Cold War, hot topics

Historian Marilyn Young will deliver this year’s Bland-Lee lectures, “Necessary Wars of Choice:  Counterinsurgency and the American Way of War” and “Korea:  Turning up the Heat on the Cold War,” respectively at Clark University on Wednesday, March 17, and Thursday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Grace Conference Room of the Higgins University Center,…