The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Witch Hunts

This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting objects and archival documents from Social Climates: Power and the Environment in the Archives, an exhibition currently on view in the Kempner Gallery at Columbia’s RBML. Drawing on a wide array of RBML collections and materials, Social Climates explores the interconnections between culture, history, politics, […]

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Scarcity and Cataclysm in the Ancient Mediterranean

This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting objects and archival documents from Social Climates: Power and the Environment in the Archives, an exhibition currently on view in the Kempner Gallery at Columbia’s RBML. Drawing on a wide array of RBML collections and materials, Social Climates explores the interconnections between culture, history, politics, […]

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Reforming Nature

This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting objects and archival documents from Social Climates: Power and the Environment in the Archives, an exhibition currently on view in the Kempner Gallery at Columbia’s RBML. Drawing on a wide array of RBML collections and materials, Social Climates explores the interconnections between culture, history, politics, […]

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When Diego and Frida Came to Columbia

In the spring of 1933, Diego Rivera was working on a mural commissioned by the Rockefellers for their new RCA Building (now known as Rockefeller Center). Donald Henderson CC 1925, MA 1926, was a politically active economics instructor at Columbia. In one week in May 1933 both found themselves targeted for their political beliefs.  […]

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