Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Cultural History Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

9,033 Full-Text Articles 6,654 Authors 2,081,773 Downloads 224 Institutions

All Articles in Cultural History

Faceted Search

9,033 full-text articles. Page 9 of 178.

Freemasons: Patrons Of The Enlightenment Arts, Jacob Money 2019 Bowling Green State University

Freemasons: Patrons Of The Enlightenment Arts, Jacob Money

Honors Projects

The Enlightenment is known as a time of great advances in science, political theory and individual rights. What is often not given proper consideration are the advances made in the fine arts. Out of this time period came the Hudson River Valley School of painting, a return to Greco-Roman architecture, and the explosion in popularity of the performing arts. In each of these cases, the historically secretive organization known as the Freemasons had a role in the patronage of these artists, architects and composers. Most people are aware of the Masons through popular media and although countless conspiracy theories surround ...


The Curious History Of Jeppsons Malört: From The Repeal Of Prohibition To Cult-Status In Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Pothier 2019 Buffalo State College

The Curious History Of Jeppsons Malört: From The Repeal Of Prohibition To Cult-Status In Chicago, Illinois, Andrew Pothier

The Exposition

This research project explores the curious ascension of Jeppson Malört, a brand of bäsk brännvin - Swedish style wormwood liquor - produced by the Carl Jeppson Company of Chicago, Illinois. This research considers Jeppsons From its earliest production and marketing, by Carl Jeppson, a Swedish immigrant to the United States during Prohibition as a legal medicinal beverage during prohibition, and later to its present-day cult-beverage status in Chicago. It is, however, Malörts relative regional-centric acclaim that raises the essential question of this research. First, how is it that Malört became a cultural staple - a Chicagoans right-of-passage beverage, so to speak - yet remain ...


The United States Print Media And Its War On Psychedelic Research In The 1960s, Jessica M. Bracco 2019 Buffalo State College

The United States Print Media And Its War On Psychedelic Research In The 1960s, Jessica M. Bracco

The Exposition

The social climate of the 1960s denied the possible usefulness of psychedelics as drugs that could be considered therapeutic. The government attacked the research of psychedelics by demanding a stricter proof of efficacy, with the 1962 Kefauver Harris Amendments to FDA regulations, in order to conduct research on these drugs. Also, the government moved to classify these drugs as "Dangerous Drugs" making it a felony to manufacture, sell, possess, or consume these class of drugs. Furthermore, propaganda was spread to the American people, via the print media, claiming the proclivity of the drug for recreational use and the dangers this ...


Analysis Considering The Significance Of The Use Of Naval Blockades During The Napoleonic Wars, John J. Janora 2019 State University of New York, College at Buffalo

Analysis Considering The Significance Of The Use Of Naval Blockades During The Napoleonic Wars, John J. Janora

The Exposition

During the course of the 18th and 19th centuries the British Navy took an age old method of manipulating and dominating an enemy, the naval blockade, and perfected it. The blockade was going to be used by a generation of admirals, captains, and crews in a way that would cause pain, financially, physically and psychologically, on a large swath of the western world, much of it specifically centered on ensuring that Napoleon and his aggressively expansionist France would pay too dear a price if they tried to move off of the European mainland. The British Navy and their continued use ...


Wish You Were Here, Janie Stamm, Janie I. Stamm 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

Wish You Were Here, Janie Stamm, Janie I. Stamm

Graduate School of Art Theses

The State of Florida is under threat from the effects of climate change. Rising sea levels are creeping up on to Florida’s coast, eroding the beaches and encroaching on heavily populated cities. Over my lifetime I will watch the water spill over the streets of my home town. I will watch the water flood the Everglades, pushing saltwater into freshwater habitats. I will watch the water begin to drown the state, taking Florida’s many little known histories along with it. This thesis serves as a document of Floridian life during the Anthropocene.

Within this thesis, I tell the ...


The Grizzly, May 9, 2019, Courtney A. DuChene, William Wehrs, Sam Isola, Johnny Myers, Thomas Bantley, David Mendelsohn, Thomas Garlick, Zack Muredda 2019 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, May 9, 2019, Courtney A. Duchene, William Wehrs, Sam Isola, Johnny Myers, Thomas Bantley, David Mendelsohn, Thomas Garlick, Zack Muredda

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper

Kingston Out, Varner in for Bear Bash • Ursinus Reacts to Symbol of Hatred • Q&A with President Blomberg • Ursinus Graduates First Wave of Education Studies Majors • Breakaway Student Productions' One Act Festival Premieres Four Student-Written Plays • Ursinus Fulbright Scholar, Jason Bennett '19, to Research Theoretical High-Energy Physics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands • Opinions: Swarthmore Scandal Speaks to Greater Issues with Fraternity Culture; The United States Should Shorten its Work Week • Athlete Spotlight: Running Back Sam Ragland '21 • The "Thanks for a Fun Two Years" Award: You, the Fans • Bears Win Conference Championship


Index To Peggy Parent Lutz Interview, Kara Skokan 2019 Linfield College

Index To Peggy Parent Lutz Interview, Kara Skokan

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Margaret "Peggy" (Parent) Lutz, Linfield College class of 1943.


Index To Mitsue Endow Salador Interview, Melvin van Hurck 2019 Linfield College

Index To Mitsue Endow Salador Interview, Melvin Van Hurck

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Mitsue (Endow) Salador, Linfield College class of 1945.


Index To Hulda Beckley Fitzsimons Interview, Melvin van Hurck 2019 Linfield College

Index To Hulda Beckley Fitzsimons Interview, Melvin Van Hurck

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Hulda (Beckley) Fitzsimons, Linfield College class of 1944.


Index To Roberta Schmalz Campbell Interview, Ruby Guyot 2019 Linfield College

Index To Roberta Schmalz Campbell Interview, Ruby Guyot

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Roberta (Schmalz) Campbell, Linfield College class of 1949.


Index To Tom Kilpatrick Interview, Melvin van Hurck 2019 Linfield College

Index To Tom Kilpatrick Interview, Melvin Van Hurck

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Tom Kilpatrick, Linfield College class of 1948.


Index To Jack Shannahan Interview, Elisia Harder 2019 Linfield College

Index To Jack Shannahan Interview, Elisia Harder

Linfield College Public History Project: World War II as Experience and Memory

This index provides a time-stamped overview of the subjects discussed during an oral history interview with Erwin "Jack" Shannahan, Linfield College class of 1945.


Make History Accessible: The Case For Youtube, Rohit Kandala 2019 University of Connecticut

Make History Accessible: The Case For Youtube, Rohit Kandala

Honors Scholar Theses

Public interest in history is alarmingly low, and this thesis aims to help reverse that trend by recommending the adoption of YouTube as history’s community tool. The majority of this thesis assesses YouTube’s merits as a suitable platform for enthusiasts and professionals alike to share their interests and thereby grow the public’s interest in history. This paper also includes other authors' sentiments on digital history and incorporates it into the argument.


1st Place Research Paper: Countering The Current: The Function Of Cinematic Waves In Communist Vs. Capitalist Societies, Maddie Gwinn 2019 Chapman University

1st Place Research Paper: Countering The Current: The Function Of Cinematic Waves In Communist Vs. Capitalist Societies, Maddie Gwinn

Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize

"A case study of the Czechoslovak New Wave and New Hollywood compares the functioning of cinematic movements under Communist and Capitalist societies. The period of the 1960s-70s in which these movements take place is emblematic of the shift from modernist to postmodernist structuring of society, which will be analyzed through the framework of Frederic Jameson, Alain Badiou, and Jean Baudrillard."


The Grizzly, May 2, 2019, Courtney A. DuChene, Skylar Haas, Sam Isola, Johnny Myers, Shelsea Deravil, William Wehrs, Jen Joseph, David Mendelsohn, Tom Cardozo 2019 Ursinus College

The Grizzly, May 2, 2019, Courtney A. Duchene, Skylar Haas, Sam Isola, Johnny Myers, Shelsea Deravil, William Wehrs, Jen Joseph, David Mendelsohn, Tom Cardozo

Ursinus College Grizzly Newspaper

Hollywood Actor Visits Ursinus • UCDC Brings Dynamic Performances to COSA • Ursinus Student Makes History by Being First Student to be Accepted in Major Program • COSA Features Play About Racism on Campus • "Calling All Textures" Event Brings the Community Together • Sophomore AJ Belville Wins Scholarship to Study in Scotland for a Year • Opinions: We Must not Ignore China's Cultural Purging; Disney's Newest "Dumbo" Fails to Soar • Football Team Preparing for Fall Season with Spring Workouts • The "Fine, We'll do This Later" Award: Kayla Quinn • Bears' Playoff Push Falls Short


"A Trained And Trustful Soul" : Life And Literature Of A Black Louisville Artist In Minstrel America., Emma Christine Bryan 2019 University of Louisville

"A Trained And Trustful Soul" : Life And Literature Of A Black Louisville Artist In Minstrel America., Emma Christine Bryan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the century-long theatrical expression of blackface minstrelsy within the larger context of the United States, but specifically studies its popularity in Louisville, Kentucky from 1878 to 1925. This study is meant to bring to the fore the pervasiveness of blackface minstrelsy, and how it was used to demean, degrade, and oppress African American populations before, during, and well after Emancipation. This work is not meant to memorialize the craft of minstrelsy, however, but rather attempts to show how black individuals of the time were actively working to both reclaim the detrimental stereotypes of blackface minstrelsy, while also ...


The Rebel Made Me Do It: Mascots, Race, And The Lost Cause, Patrick Smith 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

The Rebel Made Me Do It: Mascots, Race, And The Lost Cause, Patrick Smith

Dissertations

Public memory is commonly tied to street names, toponyms, and monuments because they are interacted with daily and are often directly associated with race, class, and regimes of power. Mascots are not thought of in the same manner although they are present as part of everyday life. The childish or sometimes comedic nature of the mascot discounts it from many considerations of its influence, symbolism and history. Nonetheless this research focuses on the term “Rebel” as a secondary school mascot. The term possesses the trappings of race because the American vernacular ties the word to the Confederate States of America ...


Thinging : Powerful Objects., Tammy M. Burke 2019 University of Louisville

Thinging : Powerful Objects., Tammy M. Burke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The works in "Thinging” are inspired by desire, the genuine and the false, systems of real and perceived values, the quest for immortality, the allure of things, our use of them to make ourselves, and imagining pasts and futures via objects. The following concepts are threaded through the work: cathexis, ritual as a value builder, collections, hoarding, display, object history, exchange, use, and sign values, and vibrant materiality. At the heart of my investigation is the quest to examine the origins of object power, and by what measures it can be evaluated: value from belief, market value, and something perhaps ...


From Spacewar! To Twitch.Tv: The Influence Of Competition In Video Games And The Rise Of Esports, Robert Boyle 2019 Dominican University of California

From Spacewar! To Twitch.Tv: The Influence Of Competition In Video Games And The Rise Of Esports, Robert Boyle

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Since their inception in the 1950s, video games have come a long way; with that advancement came more popularity, a growing demand, and an evolving culture. The first person shooter (FPS) video game genre and the competitive scene that was born out of it is an ideal case study to analyze this change over time. To understand how video games became so popular, one must examine their history: specifically, their development, impacts the games have had on society, and economic trajectories. Similar to traditional professional sports, video games experienced a cultural shift around their lucrative profit margins and unfolding professionalization ...


Cultural Heritage Preservation In The Context Of Climate Change Adaptation Or Relocation: Barbuda As A Case Study, Martha B. Lerski 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cultural Heritage Preservation In The Context Of Climate Change Adaptation Or Relocation: Barbuda As A Case Study, Martha B. Lerski

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This case study introduces an arts camp methodology of engaging communities in identifying their key cultural heritage features, thus serving as a meta study. It presents original research based on field studies on the climate-vulnerable Caribbean island of Barbuda during 2017 and 2018. Its Valued Cultural Elements survey, enabling precise identification of key tangible and intangible art forms and biocultural practices, may serve as a basis for further studies. Such approaches may facilitate future research or planning as climate-vulnerable communities harness Local or Indigenous Knowledge for purposes of biocultural heritage preservation, or towards adaptation or relocation. I report on findings ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress