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The Almost War in the Balkans
The assassination of an Austrian Archduke was not the only source of tension simmering in the Balkans during the summer of 1914.
Ice Cream and Immigrants
Immigrants sold and shaped this delectable treat, yet even as Americans screamed for more they often complained about the immigrants who sold it.
The King’s Stone: Rocks and Ritual
When is a rock more than a rock? Discover the story behind several noteworthy stones in European history.
Poverty Point: World Heritage Site
Despite its name, Poverty Point is rich in history. Join UHP as we explore this newly designated world heritage site.
Coney Island's Storied Past
A historian and a literary scholar team up to take a look at the fantastical stories associated with Coney Island.
Getting Out of Hot Water
Thomas Jefferson enjoyed a warm bath here. Join us as we explore how and why American resort towns emerged.
Cats Before the Internet: Vernacular Literature
Find out about the first medieval European text to be written in vernacular with Victoria Lord.
Nick Gabaldón (1927-1951): A Southern California Surfing Pioneer
Surfing aficionados credit Nick Gabaldón as California’s first documented surfer of African and Mexican American descent. Join Alison Jefferson as she discusses his legacy.
Building by Design: Architecture and Medicine Intersect
Just what does the architecture of hospitals tell us about their history? Join UHP as we explore.
JUNETEENTH: A Day of Jubilation
Join UHP as we plan our celebration on June 19th of the little-known holiday, Juneteenth.
The St. Louis and the Refugee Crisis
in the Late 1930s
Join Diane Afoumado as she explains the difficulties faced by the passengers of one luxury ship in 1939.
Culture Contact and the Frobisher Voyages
Explore history from two perspectives and discover both the European and Inuit reactions to Martin Frobisher's expeditions to Baffin Island.
Frank Kameny: From Astronomer to Activist
Join Mary McPartland as she explains the significance of one man's life for the Gay Rights movement.
Who said that?
Michael Lynn takes us back to the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries to explore the science and magic of ventriloquism.
Keeping Fit: The Origins of American Sex Education
We take a peek at the very strange origins of American sex education.
A History of Seeing the Future: Tarot Cards in Early Modern Europe
Discover the truth behind the legends. Join Michael Lynn as he traces the evolution of tarot cards from game cards to fortune telling tools.
An Infamous Theft: The Stone of Scone
Sixty years later, Ian Hamilton would recall the most fateful night of his life as a cold one. Find out what happened during one of the most famous thefts in the history of England.
The Cult of Guinefort: An Unusual Saint
Who decides which holy people can be called saints? And what happens when a dog is declared a saint by the people of France? Michael Lynn explains the history of a most unusual saint.
Connections and Conflict
UHP's Cecily Garber interviews Dr. Derek Attig and uncovers the surprisingly controversial history behind the bookmobile.
Best Photo Collections Online
We share with you our favorite photo collections!
The Evolution of Coastal Defense
Most soldiers of the Cold War never fired a shot, but they had to remain vigilant. Marc Blackburn discusses how the United States defended itself from its enemies across the sea.
The Science of Keeping Fit
During World War I, military authorities worked hard to train recruits to "keep clean". Discover some of their methods for teaching men about venereal disease.
Olivia Remie Constable:
UHP honors friend and colleague, Olivia Remie Constable.
"His Purest Creation:"
How and why did children as young as twelve and thirteen become soldiers during World War II?
Prohibition Era Washington, DC in Photos
Get a glimpse of Washington speakeasies during Prohibition and learn about some clever ways to hide your hootch.
Walt Disney: The Stealth Conservationist
As Earth Day approaches, join Daniel Gifford as he explains the influence of Walt Disney's work on the development of environmentalism in the 60s and 70s.
Monks Behaving Badly
Devin Fitzgerald takes a look at some Chinese monks who behaved very badly indeed.
Hobo Americanus: Laborer on the Move
Hoboes didn't necessarily live up to their reputations as wayward free-loaders. Sheena Morrison takes us on part II of the history of the American Hobo.
The Hobo: Denizen of the Jungle
Take a ride on the rails with Sheena Morrison as she explains the life of the American Hobo in the twentieth century.
The Medieval Scribe:
The Art of Writing
Join Victoria Lord as she explains the difficulties and frustrations that drove medieval scribes to complain and even swear while copying religious texts.
A Valuable and Necessary Resource
Before caesarian sections became common medical practice, doctors and midwives often had to make a choice: either save the life of the mother or the child.
A Thousand Words
While the technology behind Instagram may be new, the idea of sharing images among many people is not.
Discover how societies have used images to influence social behavior.
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