“The History of Now” will ask students to trace the historical roots of current problems, drawing on original research and the latest scholarship in the field. What can the history of industrialization tell us about climate change? How did colonialism and the Cold War shape today’s conflicts in the Middle East? What can past episodes of mass migration help us understand about the refugee crisis and its impact on societies? What are the roots of contemporary populism and the crisis of liberal democracy? Students will create a web-based study guide to bring their insights to a wider audience.