Raymond Sun, an associate professor in the Department of History and a specialist in the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, will show the historical parallels and roots of current official attempts to restrict the number of refugees admitted to the United States by presenting an overview of the United States’ unwelcoming policy and hostile public opinion toward German and Austrian Jews seeking safe haven between 1933 and 1939. Zili Chang, a senior History major, will present research from her Honors thesis that examines the current memory and political usage via social media of the infamous case of the passenger liner St. Louis, whose +900 Jewish refugees were not allowed to disembark in Cuba or the United States and were forced to return to Europe, where over 250 were eventually murdered in the Holocaust. Verification of attendance available.
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Democracy Now!, an independent global news source, has shared their recent interview with Dr. Andra Chastain. Assistant Professor Chastain spoke on the history of the Chilean transit system and the civil unrest that we’ve seen continue to escalate in Chile.
Take a look at Dr. Chastain’s interview here!
Dr. Sue Peabody has been selected as a fellow to the Camargo Foundation residential program in Cassis, France, beginning this fall. She will be working on her sabbatical project, a new book entitled “The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage.”
Congratulations Dr. Peabody and enjoy your time away!
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!
Dr. Dodson has been completing podcast interviews for the New Books Network in Latin American Studies! Information about his latest interview with Dr. Anna Rose can be found here!
Dr. Sutton has opinion article published in the New York Times! Check out his article, “The Day Christian Fundamentalism Was Born,“ here!
Dr. Laurie Mercier’s article “Breadwinning, Equity, and Solidarity: Labor Feminism in Oregon 1945 – 1970” has been published in the Spring 2019 Oregon Historical Quarterly!
Julian Dodson’s book, Fanaticos, Exiles, and Spies, is now available for viewing in the main office on the Pullman campus!
Fanaticos, Exiles, and Spies can also be purchased via Texas A&M Uni. Press here!