History

Colonialism and the Western Museum

The difficult struggle between saving antiquities and practicing cultural colonialism.

In Wake of the Tomahawk

In Serbia, traces of postwar trauma can be found in the use of a single word.

Cannons in a Quiet Park

Lingering ultranationalism continues to plague Serbian politics, identity and attempts to seek justice.

Going Down With The Ship

The captain going down with the ship is a trope used in literature and movies, although it does stem from reality. Captain Smith's decision...

Mes Aynak’s Intrinsic Cultural Value

One of the many reasons that weighing ethical dilemmas is such a challenge is because we're often faced with a conflict between measurable and immeasurable value. We see this often...

Frederick Douglass Prize Winner will be the 2015-2016 Schaenen Scholar

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics is proud to announce that Christopher Hager will be the 2015-2016 Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics. Dr....
A photo of the Buchenwald concentration camp today.

Repurposing Buchenwald: Housing Refugees

Should refugees seeking asylum be housed in former concentration camp barracks? Schwerte, Germany, is planning to house 20 asylum seekers in a satellite post...

Conflict Antiquities: Is there a Future for the Past?

This Guest Scholar post was written by Rebecca Schindler, professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University.  Seven thousand years of history in the Middle East...

The “M” Requirement: Building Bridges

Due to recent campus controversies, DePauw University’s administration is in the process of deciding upon an additional distribution requirement to the curriculum. If passed,...

Hypocrisy: The Universal Trait of Mankind

Hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. Hypocrites are usually disliked and...