Category Archives: Culture

Gruyère: The Latest Round in the Food Culture Wars

Food is Culture! This proclamation is a both a popular idea and a serious anthropological approach to food, cuisine, and agricultural production. Food historians take the cultural dimensions of food production and consumption seriously as revealing important social dynamics. Food … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural History, Culture, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Environmental History, European Studies, European Union, Food and Cuisine History, Francophonie, French History, Globalization, History in the Media, Italian History, Material Culture, Renaissance Art and History, United States History and Society, World History | Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter at Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University students, faculty, and staff are actively involved in the Black Lives Matter movement in Illinois. The Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University is responding with creativity and activism to a recent racist vandalism attack on … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History of Violence, Human Rights, Humanities Education, Northern Illinois University, Political Culture, The Past Alive: Teaching History | Leave a comment

Torture and Secrecy

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tortured detainees.  CIA agents and interrogators used a variety of brutal and inhumane methods to torture terrorism suspects during repeated coercive interrogations. Those are the findings of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Committee … Continue reading

Posted in Atrocities, Civilians and Refugees in War, Culture, History of Violence, Strategy and International Politics, Terrorism, War and Society | Leave a comment