“Where Are They Now?” Series Feature: Abigail Padfield Narayan

Our next alumni spotlight is Abigail Padfield Narayan, graduate of 2008. Here is a little about her experience after the College of Wooster!  “I am currently a PhD student at the University of Central Florida in Texts and Technology, focusing on Public History, and the Academic Programs Coordinator at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures.   I would encourage current… Read More

“Where Are They Now?” Series Feature: Joe Skonce

For our next feature on “What Are They Doing Now?” we would like to introduce Joe Skonce, graduate of 2012. Read on to hear about how his history degree helped him with his career at Hale Farm!  “I am the Education and Public Programs Manager at Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum located in Bath, Ohio. We talk about Early Ohio… Read More

Documentary Film Poster

Virtual Watch Party and Roundtable – White Riot – Rock Against Racism

Greetings! The Department of History and the Department of Global and International Studies would like to invite you to a special screening and discussion of Rubika Shah’s 2020 documentary, White Riot, which explores the Rock Against Racism movement that developed among punk rockers in Britain in the 1970s. The film distributor is making unique licenses… Read More

“Where Are They Now?” Series Feature: Dan Buckler

In our series “Where Are They Now?” we would like to spotlight ‘10 alum Dan Buckler! He is currently an urban forester for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, overseeing projects that assess what trees are growing where in our urban spaces and communicating why they are important. Here is what Dan would like to share with students about his experience:  “If… Read More

Poster for Hasan Jeffries Talk

Upcoming Talk – Hasan Jeffries on Race, Nostalgia, and Housing in Brooklyn, New York – Wed Feb 3 at 7pm

Please join us for a talk by the distinguished historian, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, entitled “A Field of Dreams Deferred:  Race, Nostalgia, and Housing in Brooklyn, New York” on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00pm EST over Zoom.  The event is free and open to the College of Wooster Community. To attend the lecture and the… Read More

Junior I.S. Fall 2020

As this semester winds to a close, we would like to highlight all the hard work of the juniors who have overcome the obstacles of a pandemic to produce interesting and insightful Independent Study projects. Visit the History Department Instagram Page at @woohistory to see some examples of the work they have done!

History Courses for Spring 2021

Dear Students, Read on if you’d like to hear more about spring courses in history. And let me add: history has never been more relevant than today, in the face of the global pandemic of COVID-19, the challenges of our current politics, and the ongoing movement for racial justice. History provides perspective, helps us understand… Read More