Category: Historical Studies

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability presented master carver Felix Solomon on Nov. 4 to discuss the cultural and aesthetic interpretation of his artwork rooted in Native American ancestral traditions.
Felix Solomon is an active member of the Lummi Nation and one of the only master carvers worldwide who carries forward the ancestral carving tradition of […]

Historical Studies’ brown bag presentations generate new ideas for research

Historical Studies’ brown bag presentations generate new ideas for research

The brown bag presentations are opportunities for faculty and students in the Department of Historical Studies to share research projects that are in progress and get feedback from the members of the university and community who gather to hear them, according to historical studies professor Katrin Sjursen.
Historical Studies professor Bryan Jack and history major Jennifer […]

Uncovered Civil War documents give students opportunity for hands-on experience

Uncovered Civil War documents give students opportunity for hands-on experience

Civil War documents found by the Madison County Recorder office will be used by history professor Erik Alexander to give his upper-level students an opportunity for hands-on experience and to work with original documents.
History professor Erik Alexander.
These 140 discharge papers were the official proof of Madison County’s veterans who served during the Civil War. The […]

EUE grant allows students to visit the heart of civil rights movement

EUE grant allows students to visit the heart of civil rights movement

History professors Rowena McClinton, Jessica Harris and Brian Jack received an Excellence in Undergraduate Education (EUE) grant to take 10 history major students on a trip to Mississippi – the heart of the civil rights movement – in May 2015.
Historical Studies professor Bryan Jack. Photo courtesy of Bryan Jack
“We hope to give students a living […]

Historical studies graduate students present research at 10th annual symposium

Historical studies graduate students present research at 10th annual symposium

Seven historical studies graduate students presented a year’s worth of research on 19th Century France on Saturday.
Historical studies graduate students presented research in a professional conference setting during the 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Photo courtesy of Eric Ruckh.
The students are in historical studies professor Eric Ruckh’s Graduate Core Seminar in History and Theory, which […]

American Muslim women visit Islamic politics course for panel discussion

American Muslim women visit Islamic politics course for panel discussion

American Muslim women will discuss cultural stereotypes related to their religion and way of life this week as part of an Islamic politics course.
History professor Steve Tamari and philosophy professor Saba Fatima are co-teaching the course, for which the panel discussion will take place at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, in Founders Hall 0111.
Tamari’s purpose for holding […]

Woodrow Wilson Foundation awards Harris Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship

Woodrow Wilson Foundation awards Harris Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship

History professor Jessica Harris will bring awareness to racial inequality movements in the western U.S. due to receiving the Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Harris received the award, for which she will take a one-year sabbatical beginning in the fall, to turn her dissertation on the activism of black […]

Stacy explores Whitman's journalism career in sabbatical research

Stacy explores Whitman’s journalism career in sabbatical research

History professor Jason Stacy presented sabbatical research last week on Walt Whitman’s journalism career from before the first publication of “Leaves of Grass” in 1855.
Photo courtesy of Jason Stacy
Whitman’s journalism career began in the early 1840s and as it progressed, Stacy said Whitman began to develop a writing style of “scenes and peeps” that took […]

Honors Scholars explore monsters, philosophy in freshman seminar course

Honors Scholars explore monsters, philosophy in freshman seminar course

Honors Program freshmen spent their first semester learning about monsters and philosophers in a class that culminated with the production of horror flicks combining the two.
Honors Program freshmen discuss their film, "A Walk in the Woods," Saturday as part of the Honors Program Freshman Seminar course on monsters.
Interim Honors Director Eric Ruckh teaches the Honors […]

Hamid addresses the political turbulence and threats to democracy in Egypt

Hamid addresses the political turbulence and threats to democracy in Egypt

Egypt is currently ruled by “military fascism” and protests in support of the deposed and detained Mohamed Morsi have been dispersed with thousands of fatalities, according to Dr. Khaled Abdel Hamid, an Egyptian political observer.
“Fifteen hundred people were killed in the same day by the Egyptian military. It was a slaughterhouse,” Hamid said during a […]

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