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Faculty Baden Lecture - Susanna Throop

“Rewriting the Narrative: Decolonizing the History of the Crusades”

How does history get written and who decides what story to tell? Put another way, why does everyone from white nationalists to IS talk about the crusades? Come learn about the crusades, how historians work and how I’m trying to influence my field, and why the study of history inevitably connects to the political debates of the twenty-first century.