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?
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?
What role has immigration played in the formation of America’s national identity and ideals? How have Americans understood and debated the social effects of immigration? How have immigrants portrayed their experiences and contributed to these debates themselves?