Roe is gone, are birth control and same sex marriage next? Justice Thomas writes, “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."
Vietnam War Un-Essay Project
This "un-essay" assignment, which was used in an upper-level class on the Vietnam War, provides an alternate option for students' final research project--one that encourages creativity and experimentation in multimedia. The assignment prompt also defines the un-essay, offers examples from other courses, and provides evaluation criteria.
Vietnam War Oral History Project
In this assignment for an upper-level class on the Vietnam War, students conduct oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans. The project was designed to support the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The assignment prompt also provides links and resources for learning and conducting oral history interviews.
History 3254: The Vietnam War—Syllabus
This syllabus approaches the history of the Vietnam War through social history, engaging a variety of perspectives and teaching through oral history narratives and novels. The course schedule includes readings, films, oral histories, and other resources.
How the Law Can Help You: Creating a Pre-law Program in Your History Department
With the increasing need to justify the importance or even existence of your history department, creating a pre-law program can be an excellent way to increase course enrollment, draw positive attention from senior leadership, and attract donors, all while better preparing students for legal careers. Here’s how to do it.
Transfeminism or No Feminism at All
In the twilight of Roe, the need for trans-inclusive feminism is non-negotiable.
The Right to Bodily Autonomy: How the Histories of Sex Education and Abortion Shape Current Debates
Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and the likely decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are shaped by the histories of bodily autonomy as well as parental rights.
The End of Roe? A Historian Interprets the Alito Draft
Justice Alito's draft decision, poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, stands to drastically curtail women's rights and reveals a broader and alarming rejection of professional and academic expertise in shaping the rights of American citizens.
The New International Brigades? Ukraine’s Call for Foreign Volunteers Echoes Spanish Civil War
Numerous commentators have drawn a connection between the present wave of volunteers headed to Ukraine and the International Brigades, foreign fighters who went to depend Spain's Republican government in the Spanish Civil War. A look at the experience of those who went to fight in Spain may be instructive to understanding the role of foreign military volunteers today.
Making the Most of Your Postdoc
You received a postdoc, which means that—depending on the postdoc—you have the rare opportunity to direct your energies towards your own research and writing without the responsibilities that come with being a faculty member and with (hopefully) more resources than you had as a graduate student. So, how do you make the most of your postdoc?