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Welcome Dr. Overtoom and congratulations!

The department would like to welcome Clinical Assistant Professor in Ancient History, Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom! Joining us from the University of New Mexico, Dr. Overtoom will be teaching courses in early world history and ancient Greece.

To kick off his welcome party we are excited to celebrate the publishing of his latest article in the Journal of Ancient History: “The Power-Transition Crisis of the 160s – 130s BCE and the Formation of the Parthian Empire.”

Welcome Dr. Overtoom AND congratulations!

A.P Chastain’s book under contract with Univ. of Pittsburgh Press

Assistant Professor Andra Chastain recently announced that Itineraries of Expertise: Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America’s Long Cold War, is now under contract with the University of Pittsburgh Press, in their Intersections series.  Andra is a co-editor, with Timothy Lorek, and has a chapter in the volume as well. Congratulations!

Reframing Landscapes: Digital Practices and Place-based Learning

Landscapes are persistent and dynamic characters in our lives, yet they often go unexamined. We may easily take for granted the crisscrossed and subdivided roadways, zoning ordinances, waterways, and cultural assumptions that give shape to our online maps and automated GPS systems. At the heart of WSU’s land grant mission is the idea that places matter, that they have a history, that our relationships to places are deeply connected to the people with whom we share them and the histories that animate them. But how can we better make places a conscious factor in our scholarship and research, our decision-making, our teaching, and our community-building efforts that extend beyond the University landscapes? How can we reframe landscapes that are indelibly marked by colonial and violent histories? The 2019 Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation’s Spring Symposium will highlight projects both external and internal to WSU that seek to reframe assumed narratives, representations, and relationships to and with place, new digital projects and techniques, and innovative pedagogical practices with an eye toward collaborations and meaningful partnerships.

Sponsors:

Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, WSU Libraries, WSU English Department, WSU History Department, WSU College of Education, WSU Native Programs, Pettyjohn Memorial Fund, WSU Office of the Provost.

 

Monday, March 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm

CUB Junior Ballroom

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Tuesday, March 5th

Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, 4th Floor, Holland Library

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