For most of its history, what is now Belgium was either a part of a larger territory, such as the Carolingian Empire, or divided into a number of smaller states, prominent among them being the Duchy of Brabant, the County of Flanders, the Prince-Bishopric of Liège and County of Luxembourg.
Due to its strategic location and the many armies fighting on its soil, since the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), Belgium has often been called the "battlefield of Europe" or the "cockpit of Europe".
The vast arid interior of Algeria, like the rest of French North Africa, was never considered part of France.
One of France's longest-held overseas territories, Algeria became a destination for hundreds of thousands of European immigrants, known as .
View transcript In this oral history, Deborah Heller discusses adjusting to Smith from Brooklyn, issues of diversity, the social pressures and her life after Smith, including her marriage, divorce, and coming out process, her involvement within the LGBT community, and her current work to establish an LGBTQQ alum affinity group.
I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.
In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.
By the mid-1960s, these activities were replaced with growing interest in civil rights: trips to the South to register African-Americans; agitation for different social regulations on campus. Smith women became more politically aware and active during this decade. Ames also describes the campus atmosphere, the lack of diversity, the benefits of single-sex education, her post-Smith experiences living abroad in Mexico and Japan, and her various career choices.
View transcript In this oral history, Carolyn Carr discusses her work within the Art department (including spending a summer studying art in Italy), how it affected her later career, her experiences taking a class with Sylvia Plath, and her transition to Smith from a small town in Virginia.