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  • Policing and Social Justice Lab

    Policing and Social Justice Lab

    This lab addresses contemporary debates over mass incarceration and police misconduct, ultimately creating a comprehensive database of thousands of police-civilian encounters and homicides in the city of Detroit and beyond.

  • Immigrant Justice Lab

    Immigrant Justice Lab

    A collaborative public humanities project that produces a wide range of scholarly artifacts for and with community partners working in immigrant advocacy in Michigan.

  • Repositioning the Uganda Museum

    Repositioning the Uganda Museum

    This Mellon Foundation-backed project will repatriate objects from the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to the Uganda Museum in Kampala.

  • Season 2, Episode 3: Full Interview with Professor Nancy E. van Deusen

    Nancy E. van Deusen is professor of history at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is the author of Between the Sacred and the Worldly: The Institutional and Cultural Practice of Recogimiento in Colonial Lima and The Souls of Purgatory: The Spiritual Diary of a Seventeenth-Century Afro-Peruvian Mystic, Ursula de Jesús. Hayley Bowman: Why and how, by your estimation, did……

  • Season 2, Episode 3: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: What happens after we die? An ominous question, one that captures our imagination as all-too-mortal human beings. This question can seem, well, unseemly, even macabre. Death and the beyond, however fascinating, are concepts that elicit dread and are regarded as best-suited for cemeteries or funerals. Those of us who look to the afterlife peacefully,……

  • Season 2, Episode 2: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, amidst countless other scandals and negative advertising, a photograph surfaced of democratic candidate, Joe Biden, kissing his adult son, Hunter Biden, on the cheek. Right-wing TV host and commentator,  John Cardillo, called the image, and thus the Bidens, “creepy” in a tweet on October 22nd.……

  • Season 2, Episode 1: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: Let’s consider, for a moment, the space of a museum. You might picture grand, wide hallways with marble floors, your steps echoing as you walk. On your left and right, paintings from across the world hang in groupings, illuminated by tasteful, recessed lighting. Along one wall, a shiny glass case displays small objects of……

  • The University of Michigan and the Great War

    The University of Michigan and the Great War

    Using the University of Michigan campus as a base, this exhibit explores how local stories connect to the global events of the First World War.

  • Season 1, Episode 3: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say? And whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect.   “Find a crack. The big lie.  A kernel of truth. Conceal your hand. The useful idiot. Deny everything. The……

  • Season 1, Episode 2: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say and whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect. Audio (Edison Phonograph): I am the Edison Phonograph. Created by the great wizard of the new world, to delight those……

  • Season 1, Episode 1: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say and whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect.   Imagine you’re sitting on the subway. You look up and you see someone staring at you. Is there……

  • Season 1, Episode 3: Evidence of Absence: Lilli Segal, the KGB, and the AIDS Crisis

    Season 1, Episode 3: Evidence of Absence: Lilli Segal, the KGB, and the AIDS Crisis

    Dive into the lifecycle of a “fake news” story from the 1980s and learn how a lie about one of the twentieth century’s most critical health epidemics—HIV/AIDS—was used to push particular narratives for political gain during the Cold War.

  • Season 2, Episode 3: Envisioning Eternity: Women and Purgatory in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World

    Season 2, Episode 3: Envisioning Eternity: Women and Purgatory in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World

    During the seventeenth century, Spaniards attempted to map and situate not just the Americas, but also otherworldly spaces like Purgatory. How did women participate in this knowledge production?

  • Season 2, Episode 2: The Unnatural Vice: King Henri III, Sodomy, and Modern Masculinity

    Season 2, Episode 2: The Unnatural Vice: King Henri III, Sodomy, and Modern Masculinity

    The content of sodomy accusations has changed a lot over the past millennium. How does sexuality help forge conceptions of masculinity, both in sixteenth-century Europe and today?

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