Matthew Unangst’s article, tentatively titled “Men of Science and of Action: The Celebrity of Explorers and German National Identity, 1870-1890,” has been accepted for publication in Central European History.
Central European History is a peer-reviewed academic journal on history published quarterly by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. It covers all aspects of central European history from the Middle Ages to present day. It was established in 1968 and is edited by Andrew I. Port and Julia Torrie.
The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) announced the 2017 Summer Fellows. Dr. Robert McCoy is one of two fellowship recipients. He will begin a new public history project on the Spokane River system as a site of contested cultural narratives about the Columbia Plateau region.
The CDSC facilitates and sustains digital scholarship, research and teaching at WSU. Their mission is to promote socially engaged and ethically minded uses of technology as part of long-term partnerships across disciplines and communities.
“History of American Indians: Exploring Diverse Roots” has recently been published by ABC-CLIO Corporate / Greenwood Publishing. Dr. Robert McCoy and Dr. Steven M. Fountain coauthored the book.
Robert R. McCoy is an associate professor of history at WSU, Pullman, Washington. He is the author of Chief Joseph, Yellow Wolf, and the Creation of Nez Perce History in the Pacific Northwest (Routledge Press) and coauthor of “Forgotten Voices: Death Records of the Yakama 1888-1964.”
Steven M. Fountain is a clinical assistant professor of history and coordinator of Native American Program at WSU Vancouver. His first book “Horses of Their Own Making: An Equestrian History of Native America” is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press.
The Pacific Northwest Magazine’s food writer recently interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Sanders for a feature article about Northwest local food pioneer and co-founder of Northwest Tilth, Mark Musick. The article also draws detail from Sanders’s 2010 book, Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia.
Matthew Unangst, RCI Teaching Postdoc, has been awarded a 2017 Bernadotte E. Schmitt Research Grant from the American Historical Association to support research on his book manuscript, Geographies of Empire: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa 1884-1905. Unangst is going this summer to Tanzania to complete archival work for this project.
Plan to attend “Coffee & Politics: French Presidential Election 2017″ with Amy Mazur, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, and Steven Kale, WSU Department of History.
The first round of the French Presidential election will take place on Sunday, April 23.
Join our experts for a discussion about the election in broader historical context, and for an analysis of the electoral system, and implications of the election itself.
The Office of Undergraduate Education has chosen Lipi Turner-Rahman to receive a 2017 Common Reading Excellence Award for her outstanding contribution to the use of “I Am Malala.”
Lipi’s work has added to OUE’s consideration of this book in multiple ways–most especially through her foundational talk on women and the Qu’ran in the fall, and through her curation of the current MASC exhibit on pioneering women at WSU. These contributions have helped WSU students better understand women in the context of Islam, and also have helped students connect Malala’s story to those of women in our own institutional history. Lipi also, quite literally, gave the clothes off her back in providing textiles that were used in creating the promotional design that have been used throughout this year. The Office of Undergraduate Education is grateful for her many contributions and is delighted to celebrate them!
The award ceremony will be on Monday, April 24 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in CUE 518. RSVP to email@example.com.
Dr. Jennifer Thigpen, Associate Professor of History, was nominated for the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) Faculty and Staff “Exceptional Professor Award”. Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough and Kevin Schilling were the nominators.
Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough states: “Dr. Jennifer Thigpen is one of the best professors I have ever had at WSU. Incredibly personable, she takes the time to get to know every one of students. Within a familiar and inviting classroom setting, she would expertly draw the class in to her lesson plans with interesting topics and engaging group activities. Dr. Thigpen is also markedly organized and has an impressive eye for detail. She works with students throughout the writing process and gives honest feedback that is very valuable to one’s development as a writer. She also is very welcoming to students who visit her during office hours and makes herself available for all types of advice and guidance. She is an upstanding faculty-member and a genuine representative of the greater WSU community.”
Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough, Jennifer Thigpen, Kevin Schilling
Congratulations Dr. Thigpen!
Dr. Roger Chan, an instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program, has received the 2017 Learning Communities Excellence Award from the Office of Undergraduate Education. He is being recognized for his outstanding work in the First-Year Focus Program. The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) Award ceremony will be on Monday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), room 518.
At a World War I Commemoration ceremony April 6, Dr. Raymond Sun received an “Honorary Cadet” plaque from WSU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). The ceremony was to commemorate 100 years since the U. S. formally entered World War I on April 6, 1917.
Dr. Sun was the keynote speaker. U. S. and German military antiques were on display, as were two re-enactors in their respective World War I uniforms. Ryan Stubbins portrayed a U. S. soldier and William Safford was dressed in a World War I German Imperial Marine captain’s uniform. For more information, see the Daily News article.