Streets of Victorian London

This course offers students the opportunity to explore aspects of the social and cultural history of London across the 19th century, including the city as a global capital, a center of immigration and ethnic politics, empire, political reform, capitalism and consumption, sexual politics, social criticism, and mass social movements. 

History on Film: Event series around the film, ‘Benedetta’ (2021), inspired by historian Judith Brown’s book, ‘Immodest Acts,’ December 5-7, 2021.

It is not every day that an academic history book inspires a film by one of the world’s leading directors, especially when its author is our former Wesleyan History Department colleague & former provost, Judith Brown! During the last week of our classes, in early December, Wesleyan University hosted a Read more…