Everything Has a History

  • Pomegranate Husk Reliquary

    Everything Has a History

    Corinne Kannenberg | Apr 27, 2023

    Sometimes, material objects can be found only in textual reports.
  • St. George’s Ribbon

    Everything Has a History

    Brandon Schechter | Mar 29, 2023

    As Russia wages war on Ukraine, its imagery has leaned heavily on an old icon.
  • The Ghost of Ash Lawn

    Everything Has a History

    Mariaelena DiBenigno | Feb 27, 2023

    James Monroe’s Highland is haunted—but not as the public imagines it.
  • Trees and the College Campus

    Everything Has a History

    Elizabeth Stice | Jan 30, 2023

    The tree has become an essential symbol of college life.

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  • The Philadelphia Lazaretto

    David Barnes | Dec 28, 2022

    Quarantine at the Lazaretto met many migrants when they arrived in 19th-century Philadelphia.
  • The 20-Sided Die

    Ian Tonat | Nov 29, 2022

    From basements to Fifth Avenue boutiques, the 20-sided die represents the rise of all things geek in contemporary culture.
  • The Short Telescope

    Simon P. Newman | Oct 27, 2022

    American universities are not the only ones who must confront legacies of the slave trade.
  • WAR Dolls

    Krista Grensavitch | Sep 28, 2022

    In the 1980s, education was one way feminists hoped to prevent child abuse and assault.
  • The Peach Tree

    Robert Antony | Aug 30, 2022

    From their wood to their fruit, peach trees form a powerful guard against evil in Chinese folklore.

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