July 26, 2017

How to Sit on the Iron Throne: Power and Violence in "Game of Thrones" and History

Summer 2017

Rival families fight for the throne by racking up the body count through political maneuvers, murders, battles, and betrayals. This summation is true as much for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones as it is for history, specifically the Atlantic world of early modern era. Historian Alex Dubé examines how our understandings of power and violence have fundamentally changed over time, and what modern day shows like Game of Thrones tell us about the present. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Tune in.

May 29, 2017

Summer Break

Here at WashU, campus is quiet while students and faculty take time to work, travel, and rest up over the summer vacation. While we're on break, we hope you revisit favorite episodes or check out ones you missed! You can browse the archive by topic or catch up on recent episodes

Have ideas for Hold That Thought in fall 2017 and beyond? Feel free to email Claire at cnavarro@wustl.edu.