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Give War and Peace a Chance

Andrew Kaufman, University of Virginia 

January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Is Tolstoy’s masterpiece still relevant today?

14 mins

Learning History from Film

Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington

Gone With the Wind, The Patriot, Born on the Fourth of July—some of America’s most important historical moments have been shown through film. While these movies often get the facts wrong, by watching them we can still learn something about the period when they were made.

12 mins

Drinking nature

Lytton Musselman, Old Dominion University

This Christmas, you might be having some bourbon in your eggnog or a hot buttered rum or two, but one biologist is making his own cordials and spirits from wild roots, berries, and mushrooms.


13 mins

Multicultural Holidays

Delores Phillips, Old Dominion University

Holidays are filled with tradition but what happens with multicultural families have to agree on a menu for the big feast?

11 mins

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