how people thought about vaccines and the roots of contemporary conflict between the two sides through history.
Diverse Ways of Thinking; and The Roots of Contemporary Conflicts.
The theme of Diverse Ways of Thinking will help us understand the past’s diverse peoples on their own terms and to get a sense of how they understood each other and the world around them. In doing so, we will attempt to recognize, confront, and move beyond some of the narrowness with which people and scholars in the West (Europe and the United States) have understood other peoples of the world, particularly during periods of increased globalization. It will also address the historical nature of ideologies and world views that people have developed to conceptualize the differences and inequalities covered in the previous theme.
The theme of The Roots of Contemporary Conflicts explores the deep historical roots of conflicts between people with different ideological systems. Its goal is to understand the global context of specific conflicts, their roots in specific historical contexts, and the global nature of their causes. This integrates the previous four themes within a historical case study that is both rooted in the past but also helps explain the dramatic changes we are experiencing in the immediate present.
Our approach will be eclectic and inter-disciplinary, as we will examine these themes from the vantage points of history, science, literature, film, primary sources, journalism,
art, and political theory.