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Nov 23, 2018



Today we talk with Dr. Edward J. Watts, author of Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny (Basic Books, 2018) about how Rome transitioned from a republic to an empire, and the politics of economics and social accountability.


You can find his book here.


The /r/AskHistorians discussion thread for this...

Nov 16, 2018

A special release podcast today: interviews that Brian Watson did with Brant Ellsworth of Children's Folklore Review and Willa C. Liburd Tavernier for Open Access week at Indiana University. This podcast episode is licensed under CC-BY. 

Nov 10, 2018

This week we are joined by Caitlin Smith-Oyekole, a Ph.D. candidate in American literature at the University of Notre Dame, where she focuses on doubt in American literature from the Great Awakening to the Civil War.

Previous projects have focused on print culture and musical practice in colonial New England, the...

Nov 2, 2018

Today on AskHistorians aloud, hillsonghoods answers the question "How did people throughout ancient history explain static electricity?"


Link to question and answer: here.