Mark your calendars for free pizza! The History Department is hosting an information session for all students considering declaring the history major or minor, or even if they're interested in taking a few classes. It will be held after the Yesenia Barragan talk (see below) at 6pm Thursday, October 2, in Slavin 112 (The Fishbowl). Pizza and refreshments will be served, and bring a friend!
The Department of History is proud to co-sponsor a talk by Yesenia Barragan, a doctoral candidate in Latin American History at Columbia University. Her talk is titled "To the Mine I Will Not Go: Freedom and the Abolition of Slavery on the Colombian Black Pacific, 1821-1852." It wil be held on Thursday, October 2, at 4:30pm in Slavin 112 (The Fishbowl). Please note that there will be a History Department information session for potential majors and minors immediately after the event, and pizza will be served!
The Department of History is pleased to announce that this year’s Reverend Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. lecture will be given by celebrated author, Adam Hochschild. Most famous for his book, King Leopold’s Ghost, Hochschild will be speaking about his newer work on World War I. The talk is titled “The War Within the War: An Unknown Story from World War I,” and it will take place on Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm in Ruane LL05. We hope you can join us to hear one of our nation’s most accomplished storytellers reflect on the events of a century ago. The lecture is generously supported by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, The History Department, and the Development of Western Civilization Program.
Dr. Matt Dowling is organizing a Great War Film Series for the Liberal Arts Honors Program, but history students are invited as well! All films will be at 4 p.m., so please mark your calendars!
Thursday, October 16: Sergeant York (US, 1941) in Ruane 206
Thursday, October 23: johnny got his gun (US, 1971) in Ruane 206
Thursday, October 30: Regeneration (British, 1997) in Ruane 206
Thursday, November 6: A Very Long Engagement (French, 2005) in Ruane 206
Thursday, November 13: War Horse (US, 2012) in Ruane 105
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Let's offer a huge congratulations to our very own Dr. Fred Drogula, this year's winner of The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. The award is given out annually to the PC faculty member who "best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students' academic and personal growth." Well done, Dr. Drogula!
Dr. Toby Harper, our newest hire in modern British history, offered an insightful perspective on the recent vote on Scotland's independence. It can be found here: http://ww.abc6.com/story/26567991/scotland-voting-on-independence?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10598070
Dr. Steven Smith recently published an essay titled “’A Rash, Thoughtless, and Imprudent Young Man’: John Ward Fenno and the Federalist Literary Network,” in Literature in the Early American Republic in May 2014. He also recently received the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Fellowship from the New York State Archives & the Archives Partnership Trust. Well done, Dr. Smith!