The George and Bernadine Converse Historical Endowment, the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, and the Foley Institute are sponsoring a lecture presented by Dr. Joris Kila. The lecture will be on February 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the CUB. For more information, see the Foley Institute flyer.
A panel discussion featuring the Department of History’s Professors Jennifer Thigpen, Frank Hill, and Lawrence Hatter will speak on how getting an education in history can be beneficial far beyond the classroom. Topics for discussion will include careers in the modern world of history as well as how the impact a historical education could have in our daily lives. This will be a very productive event as well as being highly informative for all who are able to attend. The panel will take place in room Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) 207 at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016. See the 2016 2 8 History Club flyer
Brian Stack, PhD candidate and whose adviser is Dr. Peter Boag, has won the Charles Allen Award for his MA thesis, completed in Spring 2015, entitled “Sodomists and Citizens: The Washington State Sodomy Law at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” The award is made to a student in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This is some information about the award from the graduate school website https://gradschool.wsu.edu/scholarships-2016
Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (Routledge, 2014) has won the 2016 Gourmand Award for Best Book on Caribbean Food (National Category). Dr. Goucher’s book will go onward to compete in the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards Global Finals awards category on 28th May 2016 in Yantai, Shandong, China. Congotay! Congotay! captures the culinary essence of the Caribbean and highlights the role of Africans in the history of the region.
Dr. Clif Stratton’s most recent book has been published by the University of California Press. The full title is “Education for Empire; American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship.” Read here for more information.
Dr. Sean Wempe, one of the Department of History’s Roots of Contemporary Issues instructors, had an article published on January 20, 2016. Read here for more information.