Congratulations to Ryan Booth and Professor Katy Fry for being selected to attend the two-week Institute, “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau” at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington this summer.
See this link for more information about the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers!
Dr. Ray Sun has been announced as a recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction! Dr. Sun specializes in modern German and modern European history, teaching upper-level courses on Nazi Germany and comparative genocide. He won the CAS Mullen Award for Teaching Excellence and is a charter member of the WSU President’s Teaching Academy. He created two new classes based on his research of collective memory, war and society and Holocaust rescue. He actively engages in public education, speaking to senior Army ROTC cadets on the value of military officers. He published the book “Before the Enemy is Within Our Walls: Catholic Workers in Cologne, 1885-1912: A Social, Cultural and Political History.”
The department is happy to announce that three faculty members in the History Department and RCI Program – Karen Phoenix, Matthew Unangst, and Michelle Mann – have been selected as LIFT Faculty Fellows. The LIFT Program (L.earn I.nspire F.oster T.ransform) is aimed at supporting committed educators at WSU to promote transformative student learning. It is part of WSU’s Transformational Change Initiative. Fellows join a group of educators working to share and learn techniques of student engagement and learning through Spring and Fall 2018.
The American Historical Review published a review of Prof. Hatter’s book Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood on the U.S.-Canadian Border in its February 2018 issue. The review concluded that “Citizens of Convenience is a most impressive first book by a talented historian.”
Dr. Sutton led a discussion on Wednesday discussing the connections between President Donald Trump and white evangelicals. The talk was covered by The Daily Evergreen reporter, Sang Jung.
See the full Daily Evergreen article here for an overview of the discussion!
The history department would like to share the continued recognition of Professor Sue Peabody’s current projects. Both her book, Madeleine’s Children, as well as her community based oral history project have been highlighted by The Columbian, a Vancouver based newspaper. If you are interested in following the continuing coverage of Madeleine’s Children, you can find more information through the WSU Vancouver’s marketing and communication coverage, here, or through the related coverage offered by The Columbian, here.
Her oral history project is titled “Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place” and opened for community interaction and participation on January 27th. Further discussion will be held over the next few months relating to the establishment of Clark County and the significant growth of the regional population. If you are interested in the local research being done in Clark County then click here to follow the coverage being offered by The Columbian, or here for the coverage as it is being reported by the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.
We would like to recognize the arrival of Dr. Shawna Herzog’s new article, “Domesticating Labor: An Illicit Slave Trade to the British Straits Settlements, 1811 – 1845.” It is part of a special edition of TheJournal of World History that examines gender and empire. It came out this January and her contribution demonstrates the ways gender complicated the enforcement of anti-slavery legislation on the colonial frontier.