Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
Crossing Borders Across Venetian, Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, 1500-1800
How did the Ottoman, Habsburg, and Venetian empires interact with each other? How did their competition over southeastern Europe shape these borderlands and their inhabitants?
Women’s Fight for Their Inalienable Rights, 1630-1898
The English Reformation: Tradition and Change
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?
Thinking about World History: Historic Maps as Sources
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?
The Medieval Spice Trade
How were spices used by medieval Europeans, and why were spices so valuable in medieval Europe?
Foods of the Columbian Exchange
How did the Columbian Exchange shape food culture in the modern world?
Abolition and European Imperialism in East Africa, 1845-1893
What were the links between abolition and imperialism in East Africa?
Tudor Visual Culture
How does studying visual culture help us to understand history better?
Religious Change and Print Culture in the Reformation
How did the changes in religion during the Reformation shape the medium of print? How did religious leaders and thinkers attempt to interact with their audience(s)? How did the ways in which religious figures used print pave the way for modern mass media?