Peter Partoll

Peter Partoll is a 2019 Alcuin Intern. He is currently a rising senior at Hillsdale College studying history and German. He spent last summer studying abroad in Germany and is especially interested in medieval history. In addition to his German skills, he is also studying Latin and Italian. Outside of school and work, his hobbies include reading, music, brushing up on his German, and watching soccer. After completing college, he plans on going to graduate school to study medieval history. 

Recent blog posts by this author

The Difference Between Fourth of July and Bastille Day

To celebrate Fourth of July, Donald Trump added a large military theme to the parade. Many observers, and critics, noted that this looked a lot like the traditional French celebration of Bastille Day, which will be celebrated this Sunday, July 14th...

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

Did you know that the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery did not apply to ALL slaves? Most see slavery as a simple black-vs.-white issue. But those who do may not realize that the “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast — Cherokee,...

Has the Vatican-China Accord Really Made a Difference?

In September 2018, the Vatican signed an accord with the Chinese Communist Party in an effort to better the situation of Chinese Catholics and to normalize relations with China. A month later, the Chinese destroyed two Marian shrines, and...