The History Department and the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program sponsored an event on October 20th with Dr. Mark Swanson who spoke on “Burning Issues: The Past, Present and Future of Fire and Forest Management in the North American West.”
To mark its inaugural academic year, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) will host a brown-bag discussion series introducing faculty and graduate students to the fundamentals of Digital Humanities. This series aims to acquaint participants with key debates, terms, and concepts that ground Digital Humanities in various interpretive and computational methods.
Wednesday, October 28th
Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), Fourth Floor Holland Library
- Lev Manovich, “Database as Symbolic Form”
- Tara McPherson, “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? Or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation”
We will serve coffee and cookies. Contact David Squires (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
On September 24, Dr. Raymond Sun spoke to the History Club on the topic of “Commemoration, Celebration, and Politics,” looking at how American presidents from Reagan to Obama have invoked the memory of the D-Day landings to shape our collective memory of the event and use it inspire support for their present-day political agendas.
Dr. Matthew Sutton, associate professor of history, will present an Honors Distinguished Faculty/Humanities Fellowship lecture in October.
“Wild Bill’s Army of Faith: Religion and American Espionage in World War II”
Tuesday, October 27
Goertzen 21 (GCAD 21).
Sue Peabody’s “Freedom Papers Hidden in His Shoe: Navigating Emancipation across Imperial Boundaries” appeared in a special issue “The Politics of Empire in Postrevolutionary France,” edited by Naomi Andrews and Jennifer Sessions, of French Politics, Culture, & Society. 33:1 (Spring 2015): 11-32.
Associate Professor Brigit Farley will, by popular demand, be giving the College of Arts and Sciences Convocation address at WSU-Tri Cities for the second year in a row.
Associate Professor Jeff Sanders has received a $12,500 Berry Family Excellence Fellows Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. The coversheet for his proposal – “Tributaries: A Regional Digital Environmental Research and Teaching Collaboration” follows.
Jeff also reports that on April 22 he gave an invited lecture to the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). He discussed his ongoing work as an environmental historian at WSU and his current project titled Childhood and Environment in the Postwar American West that examines the entwined history of children and environment in the United States after World War II. His work explores how Americans, concerned with the well-being of their children, framed environmental concerns and produced new environmental knowledge through the lens of childhood between 1940 and 1990.
Professor Matt Sutton reports that he has been appointed an OAH “Distinguished Lecturer” for 2015-2018.