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Ebner Featured in HISTORY Article on Mussolini, Fascism

April 13, 2022

Associate Professor Michael Ebner, an expert on the history of Italy and fascism, was featured in the HISTORY article "How Mussolini Seized Power in Italy—And Turned It Into a Fascist State."

Lasch-Quinn’s “Ars Vitae” Featured in Sapientia Book Symposium

April 7, 2022

The Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Divinity in Chicago published a book symposium on "Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living," written by Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, in its periodical Sapientia. 

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Lasch-Quinn Discusses History of DC Settlement Houses in Washington Post Article

February 22, 2022
Professor Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn was quoted in the Washington Post article, "In 1902, a remarkable and charitable house opened in a part of Southwest D.C. known as Bloodfield." 

Allport Quoted in Atlantic Piece on Role of History in Ukraine Crisis

February 10, 2022
Alan Allport, professor of history, was quoted in The Atlantic article, "Vladimir Putin Is a Product of Modernity." 

In Memoriam: Peter T. Marsh, ‘Gifted Teacher, Accomplished Scholar’

February 4, 2022
Peter T. Marsh, professor emeritus of history, died at home in Birmingham, England, on Jan. 4. Marsh joined the Maxwell School in 1967 and served as department chair from 1968-70.

Griffiths Comments on Secession Movements in the US in CSM Article

February 3, 2022
Rarely has there been a time in American history without some kind of active secession movement, but calls for separation today are often more fragmented. Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, says many of these groups are too small even for his database.

In the Washington Post, Griffiths Discusses Secessionist Movements

January 3, 2022
In the Washington Post article, “Secession might seem like the lesser of two evils. It’s also the less likely,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, says, “In the long run, there will be another secessionist movement in the United States. It will just happen. No country is permanent. It will change. It will break apart in some way.”

Allport's Britain at Bay Wins Historical Writers' Association 2021 Crown Award for Nonfiction

November 30, 2021
"Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War: 1938-1941" (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2020), written by Professor of History Alan Allport, won the Historical Writers' Association 2021 Crown Award for nonfiction.

Excerpt of Lasch-Quinn's Ars Vitae Published in Montréal Review

November 23, 2021
An excerpt of "Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living” (Notre Dame Press, 2020), written by Professor of History Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, was published in The Montréal Review

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Art of Living, Virtual Memories Show Podcasts Feature Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

October 4, 2021
Lasch-Quinn, professor of history, discussed her book, Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living, which explores how different philosophies of the ancient Greeks and Romans continue to play out in our modern era.

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