Past Projects

Our faculty have been involved in a range of collaborative projects that seek to explore the world from the vantage point of multiple historical fields and academic disciplines.

The Euchaita / Avkat Project


John Haldon served as project lead on this archaeological project in north-central Anatolia. The research project sought to integrate a number of different approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis

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Defortification of the German City

Defortification of the German City

Yair Mintzker specializes in German-speaking Central Europe from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The Defortification of the German City, 1689-1866 tells the story of the metamorphosis of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German cities from walled to defortified places.

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Environmental History, Digitization, and GIS

Screenshot of GIS software

Emmanuel Kreike focuses on the intersection of war / violence / population movements, environment, and society. He is interested in how violence and forced migration destroy human landscapes and how people rebuild lives and livelihoods in often alien environments. Kreike combines models and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences with approaches from environmental science and forestry.

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The Roaring 'Twenties

White woman covering her ears; below is text that says "Shut out the noise"

Emily Thompson is a historian of sound. By offering a website dedicated to the sounds of New York City circa 1930, her aim is not just to present sonic content, but to evoke the original contexts of those sounds, to help us better understand that context as well as the sounds themselves. The goal is to recover the meaning of sound, to undertake a historicized mode of listening that tunes our modern ears to the pitch of the past.

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