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.


Here we highlight the five videos most viewed on the USC Dornsife YouTube channel in 2015.


Richard Fox’s new book on Abraham Lincoln views the former president’s impact through the lens of his looks, his accessibility and his sacrifice.

Dornsife Global

In Fall 2011, international student Songyu Zhu came to USC Dornsife from China to study history. Since then, her life “is broader and more brilliant.”