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History Postdoctoral Fellows to offer exciting new courses this winter

History's three postdoctoral fellows, Drs. Eric Fillion, Amy Fedeski, and Megan Welton will teach new courses this winter term. 

Eric Fillion (Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian History) will be teaching HIST 400-001: A Global History of Music. This Topics in History course is being offered as an upper-year 4.5-unit seminar. This course traces the movement of artists and producers, shellac records and cassette tapes, sheet music and radio broadcasts, as well as local and diasporic audiences within or between cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rabat, Montreal, Honolulu, New York, Tokyo, London, and Kingston (Jamaica). 

Amy Fedeski (Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History) is teaching HIST 241-001: Modern Jewish History. HIST 241: Modern Jewish History is a 3.0-unit lecture course that will explore Jewish history from Enlightenment to the present day. The course will take in political, social, economic and cultural developments on a grand scale, exploring what modernity meant for Jewish people from Paris to Baghdad and beyond.

Finally, Megan Welton (Marjorie McLean Oliver Postdoctoral Fellow) will be teaching HIST 241-002: Combating Crisis in the Global Middle Ages. This 3.0-unit lecture course will explore the ways individuals and communities reacted to catastrophes of all shades in the Middle Ages. In this course, students will deeply examine the ways in which societies throughout the medieval world responded to crisis from c.500 to c.1500. Each section of the course will be arranged thematically, addressing ‘Crises of the City’, ‘Crises of the Body’, and ‘Crises of Faith.’ Throughout, the goal will be to investigate how manifold crises forced medieval societies to deliberate on proper responses and remedies, triggering intense debates about how to live and with whom to associate. 

Class enrollment is open now until the add/drop deadline in January 2023. Check SOLUS for specific course dates and times. 

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