Social Sciences

  • Chris Burke '21 at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Political science and peace and conflict studies double major Chris Burke ’21, from Wellesley, Mass. describes his research in Prague as a Stone Fellow with the Center for Freedom and Civilization. 
    August 7, 2019
  • Wondering what’s happening in the classroom at Colgate? Here’s a real-time glimpse into academic life on campus — a syllabus from a course underway this semester.
    May 1, 2019
  • 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.
    January 22, 2019
  • A half-buried funerary figurine from the tomb of the Ming Prince of Qin, outside today's Xi'an, the provincial seat of Shaanxi Province (Photo by David Robinson)
    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 […]
    January 9, 2019
  • Indigenous outfits on display at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology
    As Halloween approaches, the issue of cultural appropriation in costumes is brought to the fore. To address stereotypes and celebrate indigenous identities, the Longyear Museum of Anthropology opened the Not a Costume exhibition on Sept. 27. “We felt it was important that the exhibition coincided with Halloween so we get people to think critically about […]
    October 30, 2018
  • portrait of Professor Bruce Rutherford
    On the Oxford University Press Blog, Associate Professor of Political Science Bruce Rutherford writes: Was [Egypt’s] January 2011 uprising an aberration, and has Egypt now returned to its historic norm of autocratic rule centered on the military? Or, was the uprising the first wave of a process of change that will resume and continue to shape Egypt and the region?
    October 29, 2018
  • Persson Hall with fall foliage
    Colgate students and faculty played the role of Supreme Court Justices, sans robes, during a debate on the legacy of one of the most controversial cases heard by America’s highest court in recent years. The September 25 forum titled “After Masterpiece Cakeshop: Liberty and Equality in the Mix,” honored Constitution Day by examining the aftermath […]
    October 3, 2018
  • Students walk outside of Case Library in the fall
    New international agreements with universities in Geneva, Italy, and Japan will provide Colgate students with exciting new ways to expand and deepen their educational opportunities both on campus and abroad starting in 2019. A five-year joint AB-MA program with the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) now offers students the ability to […]
    September 19, 2018