Paris, the city of lights.

Paris, the city of lights.

What city was the first to install public lighting? Why did Nicodemus, the man who visited Jesus in the dead of night, become more revered in the 1600s? And why did Benjamin Franklin become a night owl?

An article that I recently wrote for the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences answers these questions as it explores the history of our attitudes toward the night. Check it out:

Who’s Afraid of the Dark?

By Doug Peterson

History by the Slice