From Sacrifice to Snack

student project

From Sacrifice to Snack

In ancient Peruvian culture, even the dead ate peanuts. Originating from the peaks of the Andes mountains, peanuts are not nuts at all but legumes and are more closely related to beans than cashews. For approximately 7,500 years, peanuts survived as a popular staple in humanity’s diet, and, in ancient times, religious rituals offered peanuts as sacrifices to the gods.

What’s it like to be an undergraduate researcher?

SHPRS students share their involvement in the Undergraduate Research Experience

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies places undergraduate students into research assistant opportunities when they apply to be part of the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE). 

Each semester, faculty members within the school offer research assistant positions to undergraduate students who want to learn more about research, want to gain experience in research, or who want to dive into a new topic. 

The Research Defense: How to Prepare for the M.A. Capstone

This post is the last post in a series focused on highlighting outstanding defense videos from the graduating class of fall 2022. Here, Shanna and Jason debunk 5 myths about the capstone and offer their advice to help you succeed.

The ASU M.A.

History in the Wild podcast: The Western New York Podcast

Blog post and podcast by Steven Seide

Making this podcast was certainly a learning experience. It was a true struggle from tip to tail. There were two significant specific results from the process. I learned a lot about a topic that I felt as though I should have been taught at some point in my early education.

History in the Wild podcast: The Brothers’ Grimm Stories

Blog post and podcast by Gene Gravett

My name is Gene Gravett, and I’m non-binary—my pronouns are they/them. I am graduating this spring with a major in History and a minor in Political Science through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. I hope to be accepted into a Master’s Program in Education Policy after a year off from school.

History in the Wild podcast: One Influential Film

Blog post and podcast by Danny Casillas

Hi everyone, I’m Danny Casillas and I’m the host of the podcast “One Influential Film.” I’m currently wrapping my undergrad and I’m expected to graduate with two degrees; History and Film and Media Studies.

History in the Wild podcast: Mythological Monster Mash

Blog post and podcast by Rachel Welshans

Hi! My name is Rachel Welshans and I’m finishing up my senior year of my history undergrad degree. I signed up for HST 485: History in the Wild with Professor Marissa Rhodes because I saw that the goal of the class was to learn how to present historical information in a podcast format.

History in the Wild podcast: The Divided States of America

Blog post and podcast by Corinthia Davis

Hello everyone! My name is Corinthia Davis and my pronouns are she/her. I am a History major, with a minor in Political Science. After serving in the Air Force a few years, I decided to get out and pursue my bachelor’s online.

History in the Wild podcast: From Whose View

Podcast and blog post by: Kylee Mamon

Creating a podcast was something I had dabbled in prior to taking HST 485: History in the Wild course at ASU. My knowledge was limited, and I did feel intimidated in taking this course.