People debate history all the time, but the best arguments come from historical figures themselves. On Monday, November 12 at 4 p.m. the History Department is holding the fourth Debate of the Dead at the Varsity Theater. Past debates have included dead queens, religious reformers, and presidents (not to mention an incident in which Freddie … Continue reading Debate of the Dead: History Department to highlight World War I soldiers
Five hundred years after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of a church, he is known as the leader of the Reformation. John Calvin was a Protestant reformer whose doctrines gave birth to Calvinism. St. Teresa of Ávila was a Spanish nun who pushed for Carmelite reform and eventually founded and oversaw … Continue reading Celebrate Reformers at the Dead Reformers’ Debate
Saul Bellow once said, “Take our politicians: they’re a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of clichés the first prize.” Nobody understands this better then BYU’s History Department, which is why they are putting on a Dead Presidents’ Debate! Yes, … Continue reading Dead Presidents’ Debate! October 5th
What is the role of women in society? This is a hotly debated topic that no one seems able to reach a consensus on. Recently, BYU’s History Department thoughtfully resuscitated four dead queens to teach us more about the topic: Empress Cixi of the Ching Dynasty; Hurrem Sultan; Joan of Arc; and Martha Ballard, queen … Continue reading Dead Queens Discuss Modern Women’s Issues
You think the current political scene is bad? How about adding President’s Lincoln, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, and Jackson to the mix. That should make it better, right? If you were in attendance at the History Department’s Dead Presidents’ Debate on October 5th, then you already know the answer: It only makes things messier. The Debate The … Continue reading Students Seek Advice From Dead Presidents and Dead Queens
It’s that time of year again, where we get to dress up as our favorite characters, monsters, or people. There are so many options that it can be hard to pick your costume. To remedy that, here are costume ideas based on your FHSS major or minor. History or Women’s Studies Last year, History professor … Continue reading Halloween Costumes Based on Your Majors and Minors
Have you ever wondered which historical figure you are? Take our quiz and find out! What is your favorite class? Religion Clothing design Electrical engineering Business Military science What would you do if someone disrespected you? Turn the other cheek Tell them to eat cake Think: “I’ve been called a ‘tyrant’ and an ‘uninhibited egoist,’ … Continue reading Which Historical Figure are You?