Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depended upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, historian W.
Researchers from UNH have been awarded funds from NASA’s Space Archaeology program to investigate the transition of indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures in the U.S. Great Lakes region to agricultural-based communities prior to European contact between AD 1200-1600.
This past summer, communication major Mary Callaghan '13 poured her heart and soul into her Carsey Social Innovation Internship at More Than Wheels in Manchester, N.H. There she learned how an organization like More than Wheels can really transform people's lives.
Remember in high school when you were assigned to read Shakespeare and finished a play not quite knowing exactly what Shakespeare meant? You’re not alone. In fact, Shakespeare is so challenging that even those who study his works marvel at the different ways they are interpreted.
A baboon chased Assistant Professor of Geography Joel Hartter into the Indian Ocean in South Africa. In Uganda, hippos chewed grass underneath his tent—while he was in it. He has stumbled upon armed poachers, outrun an elephant, and almost died from African Spotted Fever in the worst case doctors had ever seen.
In the travel-writing course that I teach for the UNH summer program in Cambridge, England, we talk a lot about the difference between tourist and traveller, how the first conjures up images of bellowing Americans demanding ice with their Cokes. How the second is a gentler visitor, a guest fuelled with respect for the host culture, a curiosity to learn more.