HL90 EI: Islam in Early America

We’ve got another new HL90 to check out this spring! Arianne Urus shared more about her class, “Islam in Early America.” Tell us more about your class and what students can expect to learn. Bringing together the Spanish Inquisition, Atlantic slavery, West African politics, and European imperialism, this course will examine how Islam and MuslimsContinue reading “HL90 EI: Islam in Early America”

HL90 DZ: Too Soon? Comedy in Europe’s Tragic Twentieth Century

No joke! One of our popular HL90 seminars is back! Kate Brackney told us more about European history, film, and comedy: What inspired you to teach this class? I thought up the title for this course years before teaching it; I’d bring up “Too Soon?” with colleagues, and we’d scheme about what might go onContinue reading “HL90 DZ: Too Soon? Comedy in Europe’s Tragic Twentieth Century”

HL90 ES: Prison Abolition

We’re excited about Thomas Dichter’s new HL90 this semester! Thomas told us some more about the class’s format and activism component. Tell us about your class! This course will give students an opportunity to apply historical and literary methods to studying the prison abolitionist movement, while also getting hands-on experience working with activists. Alongside ourContinue reading “HL90 ES: Prison Abolition”

HL90 AN: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance

Shopping starts this week! We’ve got lots of great HL90s to check out this spring. Sean Gilsdorf told us more about his class, “God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance”! Tell us about your class! Like the title suggests, this is a class about women who wielded power many centuries ago,Continue reading “HL90 AN: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance”

HL90 EM: Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas

Shopping week is around the corner! Have you got your list of HL90s to shop? Alan Niles shared more about his class, “Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas”: Tell us about your class! This class will engage with a simple question: what do we do with a written archive of colonialism that is weightedContinue reading “HL90 EM: Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas”

HL90 ED: Music and Resistance in the Modern United States

We’ve got more great HL90 seminars to check out! Lucy Caplan is teaching “Music and Resistance in the Modern United States” this fall, and talked to us about the Queen of Soul and explained critical karaoke to us! What made you want to teach this class? In one of my all-time favorite novels, Ralph Ellison’sContinue reading “HL90 ED: Music and Resistance in the Modern United States”