Tales from Under Grounds III: Drinking and Gambling

This is the final in a series of three posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1580: Researching History, Fall 2015. *** Matthew Parker, First-Year Student Alcohol and Parties at the University of Virginia Drinking has been a part … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds III: Biblical Art and The Architecture of Monticello

This is the second in a series of three posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1580: Researching History, Fall 2015. *** Carolyn Ours, Second-Year Student “He has made everything beautiful in its time”: Biblical Art and Typography Through … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds III: Circuses and Light

This is the first in a series of three posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1580: Researching History, Fall 2015. This semester marks the third time I have taught the University Seminar course Researching History. The course gives … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds II: War

This is the final of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. *** Turner Labrie, First-Year Student Virginia and The Spanish American War In February of 1895, the Spanish-controlled island of Cuba erupted in rebellion. … Continue reading

Tales From Under Grounds II: Regional History and Mr. Jefferson and His University

This is the third in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. *** Zach Buettner, First-Year Student The Early History of Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest School, founded by Robert Stringfellow Walker … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds II: Pastimes, Play Time, Illustration, and Literature

This is the second in a series of four blog posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of fall semester 2014 students from USEM 1570: Researching History.  The following is the abridged version of the students’ final projects, featured at their outreach program, … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds II: Plato, Darwin, Early Medical Practices, and Peaceful Protests

This is the first in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History, Fall 2014. Last semester, I taught USEM 1570: Researching History for the second time. The course gives first-year students the … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds: Mr. Jefferson, his Women and his University

This is the last in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. *** Laura McCarthy, Second-Year Student Martha Jefferson Randolph: Her Time in the Spotlight Martha Jefferson Randolph was born to Thomas … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds: Literature and U.Va. Societies

This is the third in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. This is the abridged version of the students’ projects, featured at their outreach program, Tales from Under Grounds. *** Abby … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds: Women’s Suffrage, Coeducation, and Israeli Statehood

The following blog post is the second in a series of four, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from fall semester’s USEM 1570: Researching History.  This is the abridged version of the students’ projects, featured at their outreach program, Tales from … Continue reading