Jacob Wells, who graduated with his MA in 2015 under the supervision of Jesse Spohnholz , has accepted an exciting new position with Perkiomen School. Read about it here.
PhD student Samantha Edgerton recently published a book review in the Western Historical Quarterly! The review covers Land Uprising: Native Story Power and the Insurgent Horizons of Latinx Indigeneity, by Simón Ventura Trujillo. Click here to read Samantha’s review!
Jennifer Binczewski, 2017 Ph.D. and current history instructor for the WSU Global campus, just published the article, “Power in Vulnerability: Widows and priest holes in the early modern English Catholic community” in the journal British Catholic History, by Cambridge University Press.
Take a look at the article here! Congratulations Jennifer!
Congratulations to Ryan Booth for publishing “Fort Keogh’s Commissary: A Global Market on the Great Plains from 1876 to 1900” in the new issue of Montana The Magazine of Western History.
Take a look at Ryan’s new article here!
The HGSA Blog has a new March post! Check out “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Historical or Public Health Issue?” by MA student, Samantha Manz.
We would like to congratulate ABD doctoral candidate, Ryan Booth, for the invite he received to present his abstract at the National University of Ireland in Dublin! Focusing on the history of 20th century war, the “Why Fight” conference will be on the 18th and 19th of May. Great work Ryan!
Learn more about the conference here!
Doctoral student Randy Powell was recently published in the Journal of Policy History by Cambridge University Press! See Randy’s article, Social Welfare at the End of the World: How the Mormons Created an Alternative to the New Deal and Helped Build Modern Conservatism here!
Over the past two months, the WSU Department of History has enjoyed hosting Saltanat Mukatayeva, a doctoral student from the Department of Religious and Cultural Studies at al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Working with Dr. Charles Weller as her foreign advisor, along with support from Dr. Karen Phoenix and Dr. Brenna Miller, Saltanat conducted research and offered a public lecture on “The Heritage of (the Kazakh Reformer) Abai Kunanbaev (1845-1904) in Soviet & Post-Soviet Historiography.”
We wish her success& safe travels as she returns to Almaty to continue her studies!”
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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