How does Africa figure in “real and imagined ways” to the African American experience? Professor of History and International Affairs Nemata Blyden spoke with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck about the customs and traditions—from religion and food to language and music—that carried over from the African continent centuries ago and can still be seen today.
PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lost.
The words, wisdom and remarkable legacy of “The First Lady of the World” are being brought to life in an accessible digital archive through the painstaking work of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, a GW-chartered research center within the Department of History.
Assistant Professor Joel Blecher discovered drafts of important works on Islamic thought which date back to the 15th century. The uncovered manuscripts reveal how medieval Islamic scholars drafted and revised their understanding of Muhammad’s teachings to the early Muslim community.