Coming late to the imperialist game, Germany acquired African colonies—in present-day Namibia, Tanzania, Cameroon, and elsewhere—only in the 1880s and promptly lost them with the Treaty of Versailles. Despite the brevity of its empire, its colonial venture had an enduring impact on architectural practice with the functionalist, less-is-more aesthetic associated with modernism.
The product of 20 years of fieldwork, Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium: Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography is populated by the peasantry of the late Byzantine era—agricultural workers, mothers, the priest, the miller, and even the local witch. It has won accolades for Sharon E. J.
In The Women of Totagadde: Broken Silence, Helen E. Ullrich ’60 explores a 50-year period during which women’s education became a possibility—and then a reality—in India. Looking at one South Indian village, Ullrich considers how that shift has altered women’s lives and society at large. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)