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Isolation Reading for the Week of May 25

Every week we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Craig Blue, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, has chosen Contested Fields: A Global History of Modern Football as his staff pick. Enjoy!

Marriage and What It Means Now

The A-Z of Intermarriage, written by Rabbi Denise Handlarski, an intermarried rabbi, is part story, part strategy, and all heart, as well as a coming together of religious source material, cultural context, and personal narrative. In this post, Denise offers us all some advice that can help us through these difficult times.

On the Origins of A Short History of the Middle Ages

Our brand new blog launches this week, and we could think of no better author to help us kick off our virtual festivities! Barbara H. Rosenwein, author of the bestselling textbook A Short History of the Middle Ages provides us with a very insightful and fascinating trip back to the inception of her textbook project – a project that has now spanned decades and influenced thousands of young medievalists.

What Stalin can teach us about raising refugee children

Karl D. Qualls’s discusses his new book, Stalin’s Ninos, and the research that went into the project, revealing the Soviet transformation of children into future builders of communism and highlighting the educational techniques shared with other modern states.

The Lived Experience of Water

Recently released from UTP, The Wonder of Water: Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice is an edited collection that reminds us of our primordial belonging to and need for water – a relation so essential that it is often taken for granted in policy development and decision making.