Please take a moment to view the newly released trailer for Dr. Svingen and Naka Productions’ documentary, “In Good Faith”
Lawrence Hatter speaks to Joseph Stoltz, a historian at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Topic of discussion – Negotiating Independence: American Overseas Merchant Communities in the Age of Revolution. Listen here!
“Not only does Trump get U.S.-Canada history wrong, but he just might be repeating the worst chapter of it.”
Dr. Lawrence Hatter’s article about the War of 1812 was published this morning in the Washington Post! Take a look at his perspectives article here!
The department would like to congratulate Dr. Sue Peabody at our Vancouver campus for being named the recipient of a WSU 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship after her proposal, Gender and Colonialism Humanities Symposium, was selected for funding!
IN GOOD FAITH is a documentary that centers around the work of Dr. Orlan Svingen and his ongoing work with the Mixed Band of Shoshone, Bannock and Sheep Eater people of the Fort Hall Indian reservation near Pocatello, Idaho. Through his decades of work with Indian tribes across the U.S., Dr. Svingen has developed strong relationships at Fort Hall and forged the creation of Indian history field schools that are conducted in Central Idaho
and Southwestern Montana.
In Good Faith is narrated by Forrest Goodluck, a well known Native American actor you may recognize from The Revenant! There will be a screening of his documentary in both Montana and Idaho later this summer!
The department is happy to announce that Ken Faunce, Clinical Assistant Professor in the RCI Program, has been awarded a Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant from the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education for his project Engaging Students with Digital Active Learning Resources!
The Department would like to congratulate Dr. Noriko Kawamura who has been selected as the Arnold M. and Atsuko Craft Professor! The professorship lasts for 3 years and her term begins this August! The Craft Professorship is intended to help assist professors with the funding of scholarly, creative, and instructional activity! Congratulations Professor Kawamura!
Dr. Charles Weller was one of several international plenary speakers for the 5th Annual “Farabi Forum” at Kazakh National University (KNU, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Apr 3-4). His talk on “Al-Farabi’s World Historical Travels: From Central Asia and the Middle East, to Europe and Russia, and Back Again” was featured among scholars and dignitaries from Turkey, Syria, Tajikstan, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan; it will be printed in the conference proceedings.
Dr. Jennifer Schaefer, currently located at WSUV, has been awarded the 2018 RCI Postdoc Research Grant to support work on her book manuscript, “Critical Commemorations: Memorializing Rebels, Martyrs, and Heroes in Argentina, 1966-1983.”
Dr. Ray Sun has been chosen to receive a summer fellowship from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation! Dr. Sun has been developing a digital exhibit of the research he has been exploring over the last two semesters that connect the history of Washington State University to World War II. Congratulations Dr. Sun!