A History of Surrealism

Visitors look at the painting The Visit from 1939 by Paul Delvaux during the 2011 exhibition Surrealism in Paris. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann As the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism’s scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture. By Dr. Natalya Lusty / 02.08.2016 Associate Professor of Gender and[…]

How Native American Food is Tied to Important Sacred Stories

The First Salmon ceremony being performed. U.S. Department of Agriculture , Public Domain Indigenous people from around the world revere certain traditional foods as sacred.  By Dr. Rosalyn R. LaPier / 06.15.2018 Associate Professor of Environmental Studies The University of Montana The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling, on June 11, that asked Washington state to remove culverts that block the migration of salmon.[…]

Rediscovering a ‘Lost’ Roman Frontier from the Air

Rewriting history from the air. William S Hanson Scrutinizing archives of aerial photography, we have been able to identify as Roman two more walls that will transform our understanding of the frontier of the Roman Empire in Eastern Europe.    By Dr. William S. Hanson and Dr. Ioana Oltean / 09.16.2013 Hanson: Professor of Roman Archaeology,[…]

Cheating, Bribery, and Scandal: How the Ancient Greeks Did the Olympic Games

In a world where few believed in an afterlife, this-worldly glory mattered immensely. Shutterstock When fame and glory are at stake, human nature seems to dictate that some people will cheat. By Dr. Julia Kindt / 08.18.2016 Associate Professor and Chair Department of Classics and Ancient History University of Sydney Is cheating at the Olympic Games a symptom of modernity?[…]