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Award Created in Honor of Dr. Sue Peabody

Exciting News – the French Colonial Historical Society/Société d’histoire coloniale française has created a new award in honor of WSU-Vancouver History Department faculty member Sue Peabody, for her influence on and significance to the field of French Colonial History. The Award is to support the travel of a scholar from the Global South to the society’s annual meeting (which meets at many sites associated with French colonial history, from Montreal,Québec, and New Orleans, to Dakar and Siem Reap, but also places like Seattle or San Francisco).

Congratulations Dr. Peabody!

WSU-TriCities Panel “The Holocaust, Neo-Nazism, and White Supremacy”

Bob Bauman, lead liaison with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Center for Arts and Humanities, organized a panel being given Thursday, October 7th from 4:30pm-5:45pm at WSU-TriCities on “The Holocaust, Neo-Nazism, and White Supremacy.”

It will be available on Zoom (registration link below) and available afterward on the WSUTC YouTube channel.

The Holocaust, Neo-Nazism, and White Supremacy | Events | Washington State University (

Conversation with Peter Boag – “Crossing Boundaries: Trans History, Then and Now”

Crossing Boundaries: Trans History, Then and Now, on October 14th at 7:00 PM.

Join via Zoom for this conversation about the history of transgender people and how westward migration provided opportunities for self-expression and fulfillment. Viewers will have the chance to submit questions to the panel during the Q&A portion of the program.

 Advance registration is required to get the Zoom link. Register here.

Get details about the Crossing Boundaries exhibition and learn more about Dr. Boag here.

Exciting News for Dr. Torsten Homberger

Torsten Homberger, who received his PhD working with Raymond Sun in 2014, is starting an appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor for modern European history in the History Department at the University of Nebraska-Kearney after a number of years on the faculty there as an Instructor.

He is also publishing a revised version of his dissertation with the University of Massachusetts Press, forthcoming in November 2021.  Here is the link to his book:  The Honor Dress of the Movement (

Congratulations Dr. Homberger!