Student Research and The Company’s Sword by Dr. Christina Welsch

Christina Welsch, associate professor of History and South Asian Studies at The College of Wooster, has recently published a book titled The Company’s Sword: The East India Company and the Politics of Militarism, 1644-1858. The book focuses on India’s military and political landscape in the eighteenth century. However, instead of centering the narrative on the… Read More

Research Postcard: Jeff Roche

The Research Postcards series highlights the scholarly adventures undertaken by department faculty when they’re away from the classroom. Our first postcard comes from Jeff Roche, a specialist in American history. Roche’s latest research trip took him to Midland, Texas, where he mined the papers of conservative activist and historian J. Evetts Haley at the Haley… Read More

Book Talk: Prof John Levi Barnard on Tuesday Nov 2

The Departments of English, History, and Africana Studies Present: “American Monuments and the Residue of History” by Prof. John Levi Barnard Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00PM Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall Please join us for a talk by John Levi Barnard, Assistant Professor of English, drawn from his new book, Empire of… 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

A Brief Report on the Year Gone By

  Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends! July 1 is a minor landmark in the summer, but it does mark a turnover in leadership of the History Department. Jeff Roche assumes the Chair of the Department, on a three-year term, as of this day. I passed along to him the Departmental gavel and regalia and secret… Read More

Café Bob – The History Roundtable – This Week!

Café Bob – the History Department Roundtable – is kicking off this week with a couple of talks by faculty. This will be a great opportunity to see up-and-coming faculty at their best and to acquire some new knowledge outside your areas of expertise. As usual, there will be refreshments. Hope to see you there! gks… 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

Café Bob: New Social Movements in India

The History Department cordially invites you to the first Cafe Bob of the year,  Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11am, in Kauke 137. We will hear from our distinguished Visiting Gillespie Professor, Sucheta Mahajan, an expert in late colonialism, independence, partition, and other topics in 20th century South Asian history. Professor Mahajan will give us a… Read More