Fall 2021 Junior IS Poster Session

Thank you to all those who dropped by the Scot Center Governance Room on Thursday to support the juniors as they presented their work on Junior IS! Presenters included: Adam Ryan, Emma Swindell, Glenna Van Dyke, Megan Conklin, Milo Hoff, Minh Nguyen, Nicholas Rabaut, Patrick Colwell, Peter Barker, Sam Powers, and Tess Von Wallmenich. Great… Read More

2022 Experiential Learning Award Recipient: Dr. Jordan Biro Walters

Dr. Jordan Biro Walters is this years recipient of the Experiential Learning Award! Nominated by her colleagues in the history department, Margaret Ng and Christina Welsch, Walters is recognized for being a driving force for experiential learning on campus. She consistently uses experiential learning to enrich the study of history, leveraging site visits, displaying and… Read More

The Politics of Sex and Respectability during the Harlem Renaissance with Dr. Shannon King

Dr. King, Associate Professor of History, will present a talk based on his new book, “Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?” published by New York University Press, and named a 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. When: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 from 6:00-7:30PM Where: Lean Lecture in Wishart… Read More

Call for Entries: Turner Prize for Best Junior I.S. in History

History Seniors! Justifiably proud of your Junior I.S. project? If you think that your Junior Independent Study was an excellent project and deserves to be recognized, this is your opportunity to shine. Please nominate yourself for the Turner Prize! Send an email with a copy of your Junior I.S. to Professor Tara Strauch and Professor… Read More

History Bowlarama (and Ping-Pong Challenge)

A message from the Chair of History: The end of the semester approaches like an eighteen-wheeler careening down an icy mountain pass. Finals to study for, final papers to write, I.S. chapters to, well, finish or. . . something; the laundry is piling up and, frankly, starting to smell, the thought of another Lowry meal… Read More

Spring History Picnic this Wednesday!

Dear Students, I write to invite you to the Spring History Picnic, coming up this Wednesday, May 1, from 4 to 6pm, in the Bornhuetter Pavilion (behind Bornhuetter).┬áCome by and help us celebrate the Department, with a special nod to our Senior graduates and new History majors! History majors & minors, majors with a home… Read More

I.S. Monday March Through the Snow

Ah, another I.S. Monday – March 25, 2013. A weather system out of the west blanketed the campus in snow, as History majors and friends (yes, yes, and I.R./History majors and East Asian Studies majors and all of you double majors) came together to celebrate the completion of Senior I.S. There had been rumblings all… Read More

Prof. Pozesfky: Russia’s World War II History on Film

This Thursday, November 8 at 11am, Dr. Peter Pozefsky will present a lecture entitled “Russia’s World War II: History on Film.” Anyone with an interest in world cinema or the history of World War II will find this presentation appealing. Particular attention will be paid to the way that the popular memory of the war… Read More