Century of Violence
What is modern about mass violence happen?
Reading the Body
How have our perceptions of what is considered normal/abnormal; beautiful/ugly; infected/uninfected changed over time? How do these changing medical and cultural representations of the body reflect larger societal shifts? How does illness change our perceptions of our bodies and our identities?
How have Americans remembered the Civil War - what it meant, what it accomplished, and what it failed to accomplish? Who belonged in the national community and who would be excluded?