Archive: Department of History

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Why Democrats Can’t Govern Effectively, According to a Historian

Michael Kazin, Ph.D. and a professor in the Department of History at Georgetown, wants to chart a course forward for the Democratic party by studying its long evolution – from…

February 28, 2022

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The Untold Story of the Windy City: Georgetown Professor Paints New History of Mexican Americans in Chicago

Mike Amezcua’s new book, Making Mexican Chicago, tells the story of the Windy City as it was built by its Mexican and Mexican-American population, exploring the ways in which…

February 18, 2022

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Has the Black Death’s Impact Been Overstated? New Medieval Data Complicates Understanding 

Timothy Newfield, an assistant professor in the Department of History, is the co-author of a new paper on the impacts of the bubonic.…

February 17, 2022

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Transcription Event for Georgetown Slavery Archive Honors DC Emancipation Day

More than 100 Georgetown students, staff, faculty, alumni and descendants of individuals enslaved and sold by the Maryland Province of Jesuits in 1838 participated in a weeklong…

May 8, 2020