Students enrolled in History 355: Reacting to the Past engage in historical role-playing games informed by classic texts. This  year, the class explored the intricacies of the French Revolution and the restoration of democracy in ancient Athens. To help them get into character, students are encouraged to dress appropriate to the person or persona they're portraying. With robes, wigs, and tricorne hats, students debate the creation of policies that helped shape the modern world as we know it now. Professors don't only let students have all the fun, professors Wendy Closterman, Ph.D. and Greg Rose, Ph.D., get into the spirit themselves dressing up for the time periods at the beginning of the term to set the stage for this hands-on class.

Click the images below to see more of one of the class sessions.