At times of momentous change, many take solace in creating — and the UMBC is no exception, adding to a long history of pandemic-inspired work.
Stories like The Decameron give us a window into medieval life during the Black Death – and how some of the same fissures opened up between the rich and the poor.
KR Gaddy’s new book tells the true account of the Edelweiss Pirates, German teenagers who resisted the Nazi regime with acts from playing forbidden music to disseminating anti-Nazi flyers.
Attitudes toward single women have repeatedly shifted – and part of that attitude shift is reflected in the names given to unwed women.
Muslims visit the shrines to observe the martyrdom day of Hussain. Shiite Muslims believe that Hussain was third in line of 12 divinely appointed spiritual and political successors.
For Meryl Carmel, M.A. ’94, history, a walk in the park led her on a 10-year journey to publishing her book Finding Kate.
At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to do it right.
For the first time in 217 years, a Japanese emperor will cede his place on the imperial throne.
One of the challengers at this year’s Oscars is “The Favourite,” a film set in the early 18th-century court of British monarch Queen Anne. But how does the portrayal of these women stack up against the historical reality?
Every so often, we'll chat with an alum about what they do and how they got there. Today we catch up with Lauren Bucca '13, English, who, after an internship in the Medieval...