Everything Has a History

  • A Crocodile’s Gaze

    Everything Has a History

    Danielle Alesi | Mar 30, 2021

    Crocodiles have been our gods, predators, commodities, and pests, and though they inhabited this planet long before us, our histories are intertwined.
  • The Fateh Al-Khayr

    Everything Has a History

    Fahad Ahmad Bishara | Feb 25, 2021

    The transnational history of the Fateh Al-Khayr, a pre-oil-era dhow, is in tension with its future as a symbol of Kuwait's national past. 
  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s Illustrated Envelope

    Everything Has a History

    Alexandra F. Levy | Jan 28, 2021

    A hand-illustrated envelope connected one budding historian to her mother and Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy.
  • The Faema E61 Espresso Machine

    Everything Has a History

    Jonathan Morris | Dec 23, 2020

    How a mini espresso machine redefined coffee, its brewing technology, and the business models that it supported.

Most Recent

  • Protose Cutlets

    Adam Shprintzen | Nov 25, 2020

    Everything has a history, including Protose cutlets, an early 20th-century meat substitute.
  • Porcelain Pigments

    Elisabeth Berry Drago | Oct 28, 2020

    A set of colorful porcelain paints reveals a gendered history of artistic production.
  • The Pith Helmet

    Carina Ray | Sep 23, 2020

    Everything has a history, including the pith helmet.
  • The Japanese Bullfrog

    Amy Stanley | Aug 26, 2020

    A chance encounter with a bullfrog in Japan made Amy Stanley reflect on her relationship to her research.