Happy Hour: Discovering Faulkner’s American South in 1990s Pakistan with Dr. Saima Sherazi

Sponsored by the ESU Central Pennsylvania Branch The 1990s found agrarian societies in Pakistan undergoing profound transitions, not unlike the American South in the first part of the twentieth century. William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury” captures the stark confrontation between waning Southern aristocracy (the Compson family) and the ascendant middle class represented by […]

Happy Hour: The Great Siege of Malta and the Fate of Empires

Sixteenth century European historians will find this ESU Happy Hour fascinating and one of tremendous significance. The Great Siege of Malta, a four-month battle from May 18 to September 11, 1565, is considered one of the most ferocious conflicts in military history. Rarely have the odds been so unequal and the stakes so high. In […]