It is a three-day journey from Hamilton, N.Y., to Teriberka, Russia, on the Barents Sea. Jessica Graybill, associate professor of geography and Russian and Eurasian studies, made the trek last July with student interns Yang Zhang ’21 and Isobel Hooker ’21, checking in for a week’s stay at one of the village’s first Airbnbs.
This summer, the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y. staged the world premiere of Blue, an opera exploring police brutality in black communities. A pre-show discussion with Colgate professors on topics such as institutionalized racism preceded each of the production’s seven performances, and several of the shows included post-show talkbacks as well.
George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies Graham Hodges is featured on The Academic Minute. Hodges’s newest book, Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day, delves into the history of oppression in the north, the slave-owning past of New Jersey, and some of the state’s most famous black Americans.
What happens when empires fall apart? The rise of China’s Ming dynasty in the 14th century is a study in the answer to this particular question. According to David Robinson, Robert H.N. Ho Professor in Asian studies and professor of history, “You pursue one question and it leads to another — it has a kind of […]