Object of Study



October 19, 2022

The Botany of Poetry

What does a 19th-century herbarium have to teach us about plants and politics?

Prof. Jan Mieszkowski

September 6, 2022

Restored or Conquered?

In Russian Literature 371, students discover cultural messages in an 18th-century medallion that impact world events today.


March 28, 2022

Dragonglass, They Call It

In Anthropology 308, obsidian offers a glimpse into ancient human lives and cultures.


December 18, 2020

Structure of a Cell

Biology 372 looks at cellular contractility.


September 28, 2020

Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum?

Waves and particles take center stage in two courses with Prof. Joel Franklin ’97

July 4, 2020

Miniature in Ivory

An American Studies seminar will explore Jews and race in the early Atlantic world.

June 1, 2020

#MeToo With The Early Moderns

Hum 212 studies the art of Artemisia Gentileschi, who took on the patriarchy in the 17th century.

December 17, 2019

Positive Associations

Students in Math 113 investigate a curious polytope.

September 24, 2019

Follow the Script

A pioneering chapter book takes center stage in Art 368

June 4, 2019

The Great Migration

Humanities 110 looks at the art of Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence.

March 22, 2019

Migration Story

Aztec codex provides clues to the origins of Tenochtitlan.

February 25, 2019

Inventing the Future

A look into Sociology 380: Networks and Social Structure

September 5, 2018

The Games of Life

A look into Economics 315: Game Theory

May 22, 2018

Connecting the Dots

A look into Music 308: Music as Material Culture.