Memory: Biology, Types, and Processes

Photo by ores2k, Creative Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – Introduction to Memory 1.1 – Introduction to the Process and Types of Memory Memory is the ability to take in information, store it, and recall it at a later time. In psychology, memory is broken into three stages: encoding, storage, and[…]

From Iron Lung to Independence

By Dr. Gabrielle Chapman / 06.23.2015 Associate Dean, Graduate School Syracuse University In September 1955 at the age of six, Mark O’Brien was roused from his sleep by a sharp pain in the pit of his stomach. His parents immediately phoned a doctor and rushed him to Boston Children’s Hospital. His memory of that night[…]

Tirana, Albania: Overcoming the Past

Tirana sign in Taiwan Square. (Photo by Aleksej Demjanski) Putting a corrupt past behind them. By Christopher Kinley / 05.29.2018 Graduate Student in History The Ohio State University Tirana is Albania’s capital and, with a population of nearly 1 million, over one-third of Albania’s inhabitants call the city home. What is now a bustling metropolis[…]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Shedding an Ottoman Presence to Recall a More Distant Past

White Tower in Thessaloniki, Greece The Ottoman Empire captured Thessaloniki in 1430 and ruled it until 1912.  The port became one of the Ottoman Empire’s principal trading centers. By Dr. Stacy E. Holden / 01.22.2018 Associate Professor of History Purdue University The people of Thessaloniki, Greece embrace the enigmatic White Tower as their city’s landmark. Seventy-five[…]