James Schroeder (MA student in U.S. Foreign Relations) received a graduate student fellowship from the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. James is planning to conduct research in the National Archives and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. this summer for his M.A. thesis on the subject of Operation Paperclip.
Professor Orlan Svingen and graduate students Jared Chastain and Laura Briere are being invited back to Camp Murray to present their information on the 161st Infantry Regiment a second time! The Camp Murray WNG Museum will be bringing in artifacts from the museum to display in conjunction with their presentation. This time around there is room for up to 600 attendees! Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity for all of you!
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!
The department would like to congratulate graduate student Karl Krotke-Crandall on being awarded a Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship for his dissertation, “The Holocaust in Russian Life: New Perspective on Soviet Jewish Memory.” Great work Karl!
The department would like to share the great news that Ryan Booth won a Society for Military History “Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant,” which supports participation by promising graduate students in the society’s annual meeting. Congratulations Ryan! Visit their website here!
The History Graduation Student Association has announced the release of a new blog post! “The Daily Evergay,” is the second of a two-post series on WSU’s lesbian and gay history in the 1970s using articles from the student newspaper. GIESORC, the gay and lesbian center on campus, liked the articles and have some quotes on display in the library rotunda. Check out some there that didn’t make it into this post!
Graduate student Ryan Booth’s review of William Hogeland’s “Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion that Opened the West” was published to H-Net.org this month. See the book review here and share!