Artist A.K. Burns is researching and developing new video work and related sculptures.
Holly Case’s Academy project explores symbolic WWII politics as they relate to the war in Ukraine and the 1990s wars in Yugoslavia, foremost via the idea of tracing "tained" history.
Mariana P. Candido’s study examines the roles of West African women as leaders and commoners, free and enslaved, during the era of the slave trade and European imperialism.
Serhii Plokhii, the Harvard University historian of Ukraine and the Cold War, offers a definitive account of this conflict based on his latest book, "The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History" (Norton, May 2023).
Artist Haley Mellin focuses on nature conservation to advocate for environmental justice and biodiversity.
Tiffany N. Florvil discusses her work on a biography of Black poet and activist May Ayim (1960-1996).
Kathleen Thelen traces the origins of the Amazon economy to the late nineteenth century.
Lorrie Moore’s novel-in-progress focuses on the experience of her father's boyhood trip to Nazi Germany.
Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor offers insights into her groundbreaking work on stage and screen, in conversation with German producer and director and Academy trustee Volker Schlöndorff.
Ian Buruma considers the confused national loyalties, ideological delusions, and sheer opportunism that can lead to collaboration in wartime.