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!
See this excellent article in the WSU Insider about our Ph.D. student Taylor Hermsen and his research on the environmental history of the wine industry here in Washington.
A presentation of the research being done in the 161st Infantry Regiment Project is being held at the Washington National Guard Museum on 03/03/2018 at Camp Murray!
Opening remarks will be offered by Professor Orlan Svingen before presentations are given by graduate students Jared Chastain and Laura Briere.
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!
Please read here, comment, and share!
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!
The first HGSA blog post of the New Year is now live! Follow this link to read Sam Fleischer’s post and learn about Hogmeat and Super Bowl history. Please read, comment, and share!
Undergraduate students in Dr. Mercier’s Women’s History course loved Michael Helquist’s book about the fiery and uncompromising radical physician Marie Equi. Students not only find Equi fascinating—a professional woman in a man’s world, an open lesbian, a committed activist for the causes affecting women and workers—but they especially connect to someone who lived in their own backyard of the Pacific Northwest. Helquist’s balanced, gracefully written, and accessible study pie…ces together scattered sources to tell a terrific story, one that introduces students to important themes of early 20th century, such as the Progressive era, suffrage movements, the IWW and workers’ struggles, the Red Scare, women’s social and political networks, and women’s health issues and illegal abortion. This is a book that will be useful to teachers and professors wishing to engage a wide variety and level of students.
Michael Helquist provided a detailed report of his visit to Washington State University Vancouver and his interaction with the students of HIST/WST 298. Take a look at his kind words here.
Congratulations Taylor Hermsen on being chosen to receive the College of Arts and Sciences Boeing Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Studies! Taylor was chosen based on the recommendation of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Research and Creative Activities. Great work Taylor!
Jennifer Binczewski successfully defended her dissertation, “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1580-1630,” on November 13th. Her research entailed work in twenty-one archives, hunting down evidence about scores of widowed women who supported underground Catholicism in Protestant England.
We are proud to highlight the work of graduate students Laura Briere and Jared Chastain, along with their faculty adviser, Professor Orlan Svingen. They were in College Park, Maryland last spring looking for information about the storied 161st Infantry Regiment when they mistakenly got off the elevator on the wrong floor. Take a look at their incredible story here in the WSU Insider News: