Dr. Charles Weller’s article on “Al-Farabi’s World Historical Travels” has been published in the Eurasian Journal of Religious Studies (Habarshi/Vestnik: Dintanu, Vol 15, No 3, 2018: 30-34, Kazakh University Press). It is an expansion of his short plenary address at the 5th International Farabi Forum at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 3-4, 2018). Thanks to Professor Nagima Baitenova for her assistance in preparing the article for publication.
Jesse Spohnholz’s book, The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2017) won the 2018 prize for the best book in German History or Social Sciences published in the previous two years, awarded by the German Studies Association and the DAAD.
Dr. Linda Heidenreich will be speaking at the lunch time talk on October 10th. Look for Linda in CUB 402 at NOON!
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Clements Center will welcome Matthew Sutton, the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, for his talk “Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence.” The Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) will co-host this event.
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!