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Anthropology University of Pennsylvania

    • Social Sciences

    Slavery in Philadelphia at America’s First “White House”

    Slavery in Philadelphia at America’s First “White House”

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America

    Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America

    • 1 hr 5 min
    • video
    Making a Monument: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center

    Making a Monument: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center

    Making a Monument: The Fall and Rise of the World Trade Center: Minoru Yamasaki's design for the World Trade Center, unveiled in 1964, was harshly criticized, only gradually gaining a place in the hearts of New Yorkers and tourists alike in the years that followed the towers opening in 1972-73. After they were destroyed on September 11, 2001, the twin towers were lionized. Like monuments in all ages, the World Trade Center has had its meaning defined and changed several times in response to the needs, expectations, and memories of the people. Dr. David Brownlee, Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art at Penn, recounts the story of the World Trade Center as he explores the making of monuments in the modern world.

    • 58 min
    • video
    Love Hurts: Salacious Tales of Romance in the Ancient World

    Love Hurts: Salacious Tales of Romance in the Ancient World

    Around Valentine's Day we usually think of the sweet and romantic side of love, but it is not always candy and roses. Join Dr. Jennifer Wegner, Associate Curator of the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum and Dr. Ralph Rosen, Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania at the Penn Museum as they explore the harsher side of love and relationships with salacious tales of romance in the ancient world.

    • 57 min

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