During the COVID-19 pandemic, history instructor Lindsay O’Neill sends copies of personal letters from iconic periods of the 20th century to her students, giving them a deeper connection to past lives. [3¼ min read]


From the Victorians’ morbid fascination with death to the Civil War’s profound influence on American mourning rituals to our current tendency to ignore or deny the inevitability of our eventual demise, USC Dornsife scholars explore our dramatically evolving attitudes toward death and mortality.