A lecture presented by Professor Margaret O'Mara is being featured on the C-SPAN series Lectures in History. Professor O'Mara's presentation is focused on the U.S. presidential election of 1968.
Over the past academic year, faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Department of History have organized a series of discussions on race and racial justice in the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its aftermath.
Faculty Book Corner
Touted as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans," the Mediterranean port city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the city's incorporation into Greece in 1912 provoked a major upheaval that compelled Salonica's Jews to reimagine their community and status as citizens of a nation-state. Jewish Salonica is the first book to tell the story of this tumultuous transition through the voices and perspectives of Salonican Jews as they forged a new place for themselves in Greek society.