College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Anton Rosenthal

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2612


History of cities; social and cultural history of Latin America; global history. 


Research Profile:

His long-term research interests are primarily in the themes of urban public space, transportation, popular culture and streetlife in early 20th century Latin America, though he has also been publishing material on the worker press of the region and on teaching. He is developing an interest in the visual history of Latin America, particularly in the southern cone region, ranging into the contemporary period.

Recent Publications:

Teaching Profile:

In recent years his courses have moved toward the global in scope and toward specific themes in coverage. Following the surrealists, he takes a collage approach, bringing in films, photographs and a wide array of alternate voices that often are in juxtaposition, forcing students to analyze a range of materials before coming to their own conclusions regarding culture, ethics, the legacies of colonialism and the importance of space.

Recent Courses:


  • HIST 303: Sin Cities
  • HIST 308: Key Themes in Modern Global History
  • HIST 337: History, Ethics, Modernity

Calendar of Events

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