Swan named inaugural Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History and Archaeology
Claudia Swan has been named the inaugural Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History and Archaeology. A lecture and reception to celebrate her appointment were held Feb. 22 in the Kuehner Family Court in Anabeth and John Weil Hall.
Mustakeem to lecture on medicine, Black history at three universities
Sowande’ Mustakeem, in Arts & Sciences, will discuss her 2016 book, “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” for three universities during the spring semester.
Research reveals how redlining grades influenced later life expectancy
Research by sociologist Michael Esposito in Arts & Sciences shows how the racialized logic that informed redlining continues to influence the distribution of privileges and risks across neighborhoods, resulting in stark health inequalities.
Recent Chinese protests could ‘undercut President Xi’s legitimacy in the long run’
Recent Chinese protests over COVID-19 restrictions provided a blueprint for future activism to prevent government from infringing on civil liberties, says Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture in Arts & Sciences. That could spell trouble for President Xi’s administration.
West must grasp Putin’s worldview to avoid further surprise
In the rapidly changing conflict in Ukraine, Russian national narratives offer insight into President Vladimir Putin’s next move, says James Wertsch, an expert on Russia and international affairs.
Honoring the fight for freedom
The Freedom Suits Memorial in downtown St. Louis honors enslaved men and women who sued for their freedom before the Civil War. Here’s how the WashU community contributed to the decades-long effort.
Roediger presents ‘Presidential Legacies’ session
Most presidents have 100 years until they fade from Americans’ memory. Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger in Arts & Sciences will discuss his research into this and the broader national collective memory on Sept. 29.
Bedlam in the New World
A Mexican Madhouse in the Age of Enlightenment
A rebellious Indian proclaiming noble ancestry and entitlement, a military lieutenant foreshadowing the coming of revolution, a blasphemous Creole embroiderer in possession of a bundle of sketches brimming with pornography. All shared one thing in common. During the late 18th century, they were deemed to be mad and forcefully admitted to the Hospital de San […]
New partnership empowers principals to ‘dream big’
The principals at seven local schools are poised to achieve big goals after participating in the SLPS Principal Redesign Fellowship, a bold new partnership between St. Louis Public Schools and the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis.
University joins digital initiative SlaveVoyages
Washington University in St. Louis has joined SlaveVoyages, a collaborative digital initiative that compiles records related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. William Acree, co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE²), says membership provides university faculty and students an opportunity to both benefit from and contribute to SlaveVoyages’ critical scholarship.