Department: Big Ideas Archive


Brexit and the White Working Class

Issue: Spring 2019

In the lead-up to England’s historic vote to leave the European Union, Robbie Shilliam, then working in the U.K. and […]

Tracking Down Lost Relics

Issue: Spring 2019

In the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade (1202–1204), European crusaders returned home not only with stories of battle and conquest […]

Are You Part Neanderthal?

Issue: Spring 2019

Depending on your ancestry, there might be a little bit of Neanderthal in you. About 2 percent, actually. That’s the […]

The Power of Cork

Issue: Spring 2019

David A. Taylor’s new book, Cork Wars, relates how the buoyant bark of a specific oak generated surprising wartime significance and intrigue.

Syllabus: History Meets Social Media Age: #lawsocialjustice

Issue: Spring 2019

Six sessions of Martha Jones’ History of Law and Social Justice course took the form of Twitter chats.

What are you reading?

Issue: Spring 2019

Our professors talk about books.

More Faculty Books

Issue: Spring 2019

New publications from Krieger School faculty.

The Science of Speculation

Issue: Fall 2018

Professor of philosophy Peter Achinstein’s new book, Speculation: Within and About Science, is a powerful intervention in the debate of the role of speculation in science.

Syllabus: Acting Up

Issue: Fall 2018

In Acting I, John Astin '52 uses his six decades of acting experience to teach a mix of students, from first-timers to those with significant experience.

Works in Progress

Issue: Fall 2018

A glimpse at ongoing faculty research.