Professor Charles Wilkins interviewed on WBUR and NPR’s Here & Now, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.
September 27 2016
Professor Wilkins discussed the history and culture of Aleppo prior to the conflict in Syria. As he described in his interview, “I can hardly put into words my emotions in seeing this city brought to its knees in this way.” Listen to the podcast of the program here.
The Department of History welcomes Professor Barry Trachtenberg to our faculty in the Michael H. and Deborah Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History
September 30 2016
Professor Trachtenberg received his Presidential Chair Medallion from President Nathan O. Hatch at a luncheon honoring him and the Rubins. Dr. Mike Rubin has taken a number of courses in our department after a distinguished medical career; Debbie Rubin is an active volunteer and board member of cultural institutions in Winston-Salem. Both are great friends and supporters of Wake Forest. The Department is honored by this gift and excited to develop the field of Jewish history under Professor Trachtenberg’s leadership.
Associate Professor John Ruddiman discusses the Broadway musical, Hamilton, on the Humanities Institute Podcast
August 30 2016
Humanities Viewpoints is a podcast featuring short conversations between host and Humanities Institute Assistant Director, Aimee Mepham, and a WFU faculty member working in the humanities. Check out Jake Ruddiman’s take on the musical–what it gets right, what it leaves out, and what may have captivated Lin Manuel-Miranda’s imagination.