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History Faculty Participate in EWU Colloquium on Mexico

yvonne-berliner_114x132Drs. Yvonne Berliner and Julian Dodson will participate in Eastern Washington University’s colloquium on Mexico February 10. Dr. Berliner is on Panel Discussion II and will present a paper entitled “Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century.”  Her paper traces the struggle for political rights for women in Mexico, culminating in the right to vote in 1953.

Dr. Julian Dodson will participate in the Roundtable Discussion on Ayotzinapa in Context: Social Violence, Media Repression, Police Impunity, and Popular Resistance in Contemporary Mexico.  See the program here.Julian Dodson

World History Association Annual Conference in Belgium, July 2 through 5, 2016

There will be several Washington State University faculty and students attending the World History Association (WHA) meeting in Ghent, Belgium in July.  A double panel of Roots of Contemporary Issues faculty, and a panel on “Women as Migrants: Conflict and Consequences” with president-elect Merry Wiesner-Hanks, past president Candice Goucher, Barbara Traver, Sue Peabody and instructor Aaron Whelchel and alumni Maryanne Rhett.  For more information, see the WHA conference URL. 

Shawna Herzog, 2013 PhD recipient and instructor, says “I’ve been on the conference planning committee since 2013 and this year I am assistant program organizer. I’ll also be delivering a paper on a panel chaired by Karen Phoenix about inter-imperial cooperation in colonial Southeast Asia. This is going to be a SUPER fun conference and I’m so excited that so many of our faculty and students are going this year.”

History Club Panel – February 8 – CUE 207

A panel discussion featuring the Department of History’s Professors Jennifer Thigpen, Frank Hill, and Lawrence Hatter will speak on how getting an education in history can be beneficial far beyond the classroom. Topics for discussion will include careers in the modern world of history as well as how the impact a historical education could have in our daily lives.  This will be a very productive event as well as being highly informative for all who are able to attend.  The panel will take place in room Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) 207 at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016.  See the 2016 2 8 History Club flyer

Brian Stack wins Charles Allen Award

Brian StackBrian Stack, PhD candidate and whose adviser is Dr. Peter Boag, has won the Charles Allen Award for his MA thesis, completed in Spring 2015, entitled “Sodomists and Citizens: The Washington State Sodomy Law at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”  The award is made to a student in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This is some information about the award from the graduate school website

Reed Simock Internship

Reed Simock will be working in Senator Andy Bilig’s office for the duration of the 2016 legislative session. He’ll be responsible for tracking legislation for the Senator, attending committee hearings and legislative meetings, and helping answer constituent questions and concerns.