History courses are peopled with the prestigious, the wealthy, the powerful. What about the vast majority of humanity - women, people living outside the urban centers, everyday workers - whose daily lives are mostly absent from the narrative we often teach? The 2011 Summer Institute focused on the experience of life for common people in world history and the very real challenges scholars and teachers face in studying these voices, which are often absent from document archives.
Where are the Maya People in History?, Rosemary Joyce
Everyday Life in Han China, Michael Nylan
The Sītā Mystique, Sally Goldman
Women Artists /Women and Art in Chechov, Anna Muza
Roman Women: Problems and Possibilities, Jason M. Schlude
Daily Lives of Adolescent Kenyan Girls, Martha Saavedra
Teaching Silences: Women as Change Makers in the Middle East, Melanie Tanielian