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Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire

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An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.

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Colombian Civil War Lasted Long After Ideologies Were Lost

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75 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Still Teaching Lessons of War

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor still endures as a monument to the suffering and sacrifice of American servicemen in the Second World War. The blitz on the Hawaiian naval base was the culmination of an increasingly strained pre-war relationship between the United States and Japan, according to Kurt Piehler, associate professor of history at Florida State University and director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience.

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Black Death ‘Plague Pit’ Discovered at 14th-Century Monastery Hospital

48 skeletons discovered in ‘Plague Pit’ – 27 of them children; Extremely rare discovery suggests community was overwhelmed by the Black Death

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Discuss Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary with WW II Expert

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Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

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After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels.

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UIC Historian Honored for Book on Buckley and Mailer

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Kevin Schultz has received the Robert F. Lucid Award from the Norman Mailer Society. The annual award, given for the most outstanding contribution to Mailer scholarship during the previous year, recognizes Schultz’s 2015 book, “Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties.”

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Pilgrims and Soil: What’s the Connection

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The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) November 15 Soils Matter blog post explains farming challenges the Pilgrims faced, and their survival thanks to help from the Wampanoag Native Americans.

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New Book Chronicles Arkansas Delta Oral History Project

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A new book provides a voice for high school students in the Arkansas Delta who participated in a collaboration with the University of Arkansas that encouraged them to celebrate their region’s history, customs and culture.

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Voting Day Round-Up! Research and Experts on 2016 Election

click to view recent experts and research related to the 2016 Election

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Sport economics expert available to talk about whether Chicago can expect an economic boon from Cubs' first World Series win in 100 years.

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AVS 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition

3-D Analysis of Renaissance-Era Artwork

During the AVS 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition being held November 6-11, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, Zachary Voras, a surface chemist at the University of Delaware in Newark, and his colleagues will explain how they study the complex dynamics behind the aging of Renaissance-era artwork.

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The Akko Tower Ship Wreck Probably Dates to the Nineteenth Century and Is Not Connected to Napoleon

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The shipwreck found at the foot of the Tower of Flies in Akko harbor is beginning to share its secrets. In a new study combining maritime archeology and metallurgy, research student Maayan Cohen of the University of Haifa managed to unravel the chemical composition and microstructure of the ancient nails used in the construction of the ship. Her study enabled the dating and identification of a ship that has puzzled researchers for over half a century. “Even the most experienced investigators from the police forensic identification unit would have been proud of the work done here,” the research team declared. “The chemical composition and other evidence show that the nails were manufactured in the first half of the nineteenth century, probably in England.”

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New Book Looks at Postwar History of Genetic Disease

Many think of eugenics as a scientific and social movement of the past, which quickly fell out of favor after World War II. In recent decades, however, the specter of eugenics has been making something of a comeback as tests for genetic disorders have become more readily available to expecting parents.

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Explore the History of Medicine and Public Health

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Stay Tuned: New U-M Bristle Mammoth Exhibit Highlights the 'Unfolding Process of Discovery'

On the fourth floor of the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History, in a large gallery set aside for temporary exhibits, a room has been built to display the remains of an ice age mammoth pulled from a farmer's field near Chelsea on Oct. 1, 2015.

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Leading Native American History Scholar at SUNY Geneseo: “Much Hangs in the Balance at Standing Rock”

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Small Town Tales: Historian Seeks Stories of 'Going Home' at Flint Hills Discovery Center Exhibit

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Kansas State University students and Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor of history and director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, are collecting stories about average Americans and their hometowns

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The Not-So-Spooky, Yet Still Sort-of-Spooky, History of Halloween

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Witches, Transformers, princesses, and goblins stalking neighborhoods at night for candy wasn’t always what Halloween was about. Hundreds of years ago, Halloween was about celebrating European harvest festival traditions. And as Catholicism began spreading globally, Halloween became All-Hallows-Eve – the night before the celebration of All Saints Day, which celebrated Catholic saints. Dr. Michael J. Altman, an assistant professor in the department of religious studies who specializes in American religious cultures, has researched the history and evolution of Halloween throughout the centuries

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UIC Historian to Lead Women's Studies Association

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University of Illinois at Chicago distinguished professor Barbara Ransby has been elected president of the National Women's Studies Association. Ransby, who has faculty appointments in African American studies, gender and women's studies, and history, will begin her two-year term next month.







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