History

Fall/20

David Nirenberg studies the intertwined—and sometimes violent—histories of faith communities.

Spring/20

Brent Staples, AM’76, PhD’82, goes behind the work that earned him one of journalism’s highest honors.

Summer/19

Cecelia Watson, AMʼ05, examines the history—and occasional hatred—of punctuation’s most daunting mark.

Spring/19

Erich Rosenthal, AM’42, PhD’48, escaped Nazi Germany to attend UChicago. His parents remained and perished. Decades later, his son Ted Rosenthal has memorialized their tragic family history in music.

Spring/19

Among the rare books and manuscripts in the Regenstein lurk other amazing artifacts.

Feb/97

From our archive: Allan Bérubé, EXʼ68, wrote Coming Out Under Fire to tell the history of gay men and lesbian women in World War II. (Photography by Bart Everly)

 

Winter/19

An evening of book club gossip about Maude Hutchins, Muriel Beadle, and Hanna Holborn Gray.

Winter/19

This cinematic lip-lock made history.

Fall/18

Matinee idol and Oscar nominee Sessue Hayakawa is widely remembered as a UChicago alumnus. But was he? We tried to separate fact and myth in the storied actor’s biography.

Fall/17

Remembering Martin Luther’s far-reaching legacy half a millennium after the 95 Theses.

Spring/17

Mitsuye Yamada, AM’53, transformed her family’s internment experience into poetry.

11.08.2015

His views on Thucydides, Hutchins, Sturm und Drang, and more.