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History Talk: Understanding the Middle East

In a recent, much publicized lecture — "It Takes a Historian to Understand the Middle East...Doesn't It?" — Jane Hathaway of Ohio State's History...

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History Talk: Violence Against Women

Violence against women has a long history in human communities. Yet, we live in a time when people across the planet are beginning to give greater...

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Armenians, Turks, and the Genocide Question

April 24, 2015 marks the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Beginning in 1915 in the midst of the strains of World War I,...

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Afghanistan: Past and Prospects

NATO "officially" ended its combat operations in Afghanistan in late December 2014, but the country remains fractured by ethnic and geographical...

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A Long View of Policing in America

How we understand policing in the United States depends not only on what issues we focus on but also how far back we look. In this episode of History...

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Rethinking Cuba Libre

This month History Talk hosts Patrick Potyondy and Leticia Wiggins explore the political climate of a nation that's remained on distant diplomatic terms...

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The People's Pope and the Changing Face of Catholicism

Join hosts Patrick Potyondy and Leticia Wiggins and their guests, historians David Brakke, Tina Sessa, and Daniel Watkins as they discuss Pope Francis...

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Race in the Classroom: Teaching Civil Rights

Join hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy in a conversation with historians—and award-winning teachers—Kevin Boyle, Stephanie Shaw, and Hassan...

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1989: The Year That Changed It All

Twenty-five years ago this autumn, the world watched in amazement as events in Eastern Europe transformed the planet. Socialist states that had looked a...

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4th and Goal? The Past of the American University and the Future of the NCAA

History Talk continues its exploration of the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA...

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