The department would like to congratulate Jose Velazquez, undergraduate history major, on the successful presentation of his senior research project at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Jose received funding for his trip from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office!
Jose hopes to eventually work in higher education as an administrator where he can assist students from underprivileged communities in accessing higher education opportunities. Great work Jose!
We are happy to announce that Daniel Fogt, a PhD candidate in our department, has been awarded a Graduate Student Research Fellowship at the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, in Grand Rapids Michigan. The fellowship offers a residential fellowship at the center and comes with a stipend to support his research. Fogt’s work will include research relating to his dissertation, tentatively titled “Regulating Marriage and Socio-Religious Boundaries: The Reformation and Acts of Nonconformity in Netherlandish Refugee Communities, 1550-1590.” Congratulations, Daniel!
We are happy to announce that Jennifer Binczewski (PhD WSU, 2016) has received a Visiting Research Fellowship from Durham University, to complete research from her book manuscript, based on her dissertation “Solitary Sparrows: Widowhood and the Catholic Community in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1620.” She will complete this research in Durham (UK) in this coming summer as she prepares her book manuscript.
Dr. Peter Boag gave an interview for “BackStory with the American History Guys” and was featured in their episode 0259 “Out of the Closet: The LGBTQ Community in American History,” which published on December 6, 2018.
Foreign Language 300 will be focusing around Transnational anime in the Spring of 2019! Transnational Anime explores the development of the commercial Japanese animated film and television industry in the 20th Century. The course focuses on the many transnational, transcultural, and trans-industrial exchanges that took place between animation studios, animators, and audiences in Japan and the United States from the prewar era to the turn of the century, with a particular emphasis on two periods of major industrial change: the 1950s-60s and 1990s.
Reach out to your advisor as soon as possible with questions!
Dr. Charles Weller’s article on “Al-Farabi’s World Historical Travels” has been published in the Eurasian Journal of Religious Studies (Habarshi/Vestnik: Dintanu, Vol 15, No 3, 2018: 30-34, Kazakh University Press). It is an expansion of his short plenary address at the 5th International Farabi Forum at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 3-4, 2018). Thanks to Professor Nagima Baitenova for her assistance in preparing the article for publication.
We are happy to announce that Daniel Fogt, PhD candidate in our department, has received a grant from the Catharina Halkes Foundation, a Dutch institution that provides support for scholarship relating to gender and religion. Fogt will use the grant to support to travel to the Netherlands in Summer 2019 to complete research for his dissertation, “The Reformation Across Borders: The Struggle for Purity and Acts of Nonconformity in Netherlandish Refugee Communities, 1565-1600.” Catharine Halkes (1920-2011) was a leading feminist theologian in the Netherlands and professor of feminism at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
Jesse Spohnholz’s book, The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2017) won the 2018 prize for the best book in German History or Social Sciences published in the previous two years, awarded by the German Studies Association and the DAAD.