What is the English Reformation? When does the English Reformation begin? When does England become Protestant? Why and how was it accomplished? How is the English church different at the beginning of the sixteenth century and at the century’s end?
What can old maps teach us about world history? What sorts of evidence do they offer, and is displaying evidence the main purpose of these maps, or can they do other things?
How were spices used by medieval Europeans, and why were spices so valuable in medieval Europe?
How did the Columbian Exchange shape food culture in the modern world?
What were the links between abolition and imperialism in East Africa?
How does studying visual culture help us to understand history better?
Why did British imperialism take the form it did in India? How did this change the lives of colonial servants in India? Why did individual Britons go to India? What did they expect to find there? What common experiences did they have?
How did handwritten documents shape life in the early modern period? What can these documents tell us about the experiences of early modern people?
How have China’s economic and diplomatic ties to the outside world shaped its modern history?
Why did France’s empire expand to so many parts of the world in the early modern period? How did its expansion shape the history of the United States, Canada, Haiti, and other modern-day countries?
What social conditions contributed to the revolution? How did the United States seek to influence events in Mexico? How did artists and writers respond to the war?