The History of 2022
How can we understand the events, ideas, and conflicts that have featured in the news cycle during the past year? “The History of 2022” offers historically informed reflections on this year’s momentous events, providing an opportunity to understand our world in its historic context. Each week will feature a different History faculty member speaking on a major news topic of the year, showing what we can learn by approaching it from a historical perspective. The course is open to all students (newcomers and history veterans alike) who want to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of 2022, and who are curious to consider how studying history can offer a deeper and richer understanding of tumultuous times.
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Professor Jonathan Gienapp
- 1 unit, Credit/No Credit
- One lecture every week
- Attendance required
- Short readings may be posted in conjunction with some lectures
- Tuesdays, 9:30-10:20 AM
- Bishop Auditorium
Speakers and Topics:
September 27 Amir Weiner
Putin's War: Causes, Course, and Consequences of the War in Ukraine
October 4 Gil-li Vardi
War 2022. Is Conventional War Back?
October 11 Kathryn Olivarius
Fear and Abandonment: Remembering Yellow Fever, Syphilis, and HIV/AIDS in an Era of Long Covid and Monkeypox
October 18 Gabrielle Hecht
Trashed! A Waste History of our Planetary Predicament
October 25 Estelle Freedman
The Unsettled History of Abortion in the U.S.
November 1 James Campbell
The Politics of White Supremacy: Historical Perspectives
November 8 No Class - Democracy Day: Day of Civic Service
November 15 Jonathan Gienapp
Constitutional Originalism and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement
November 22 No Class - Thanksgiving Recess
November 29 Jennifer Burns
American Conservatism in the Age of Trump
December 6 Thomas Mullaney
The Taiwan Crisis: a Century in the Making
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