Jeff Roche “The Conservative Frontier”

The Spring Faculty at Large lecture series will kick-off on Feb. 7, when Jeff Roche, Associate Professor of History, presents, “The Conservative Frontier: The Far Right and the American West.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.).… Read More

Cultural Exchange: Prof. Gedalecia Performs “American Country Music” in Nanjing

File this under: the interesting things our faculty members do. David Gedalecia traveled to Nanjing this past summer to help commemorate the life of a notable Wooster graduate: Guo Bingwen, Class of 1911. While at Wooster, Guo majored in the natural sciences, edited the Wooster Voice, and played with the first Wooster croquet club. (Ok,… Read More

History Picnic Next Week!

On behalf of the Department of History, I’m writing to invite you to the rescheduled History Fall Picnic, Wednesday, October 5, from 3:30 to 6pm, in the Bornhuetter Pavilion! Colleagues, friends, history majors & minors, majors with a home department in History, and students interested in History are all very welcome. We’ll start setting up… Read More

History Department Punked By Martin Luther Impersonators

Faculty in the Department were shocked Monday past to discover 95 theses on Independent Study posted to the doors of their offices. These statements on I.S., the role of the advisor, Honors, and orals were posted some time over the previous weekend. The theses varied. No #27 declares: “THere is no divine authority for preaching… Read More

Dr. Loomis “Owls and Loggers” noon Friday

This week’s Environmental Studies brown-bag lunch features Professor Loomis on “Owls and Loggers: The Politics of Work and Environment in the Pacific Northwest Forests.” Professor Loomis will discuss his research and approach to environmental history. All are welcome to join in at noon in Morgan 309.

Independent Study in the News

This week, two History seniors’ Independent Study research projects have made the news! Sandy MacKay wrote a profile for this week’s Voice titled “Free the Hops: The Roots of a Senior I.S.”  In the article, Sandy describes her journey from a personal interest in the craft beer movement to historical research on the relationships between… Read More