Recent News

The students, faculty, and alumni of the Department of History are active both as scholars and as public intellectuals. Explore these achievements to learn more about our community. 

Our graduating MA students, and some of our graduating Honors undergraduates, gathered on Friday, May 11 to share their research as part of our annual MA Colloquium. Will Kawalec presented his research on slave resistance in the antebellum South, Xuening Kong shared her research on education in China, Joshua Keil discussed his work on military music and homesickness during the Civil War, and Patrick Nash presented work from his thesis on the Korean War. Honors Thesis writers Colleen Grabar, Lauren Kacherski, and Corrine Cardinale also shared the products of their thesis research. 
Several of our history majors were invited to present their research as a part of the Celebration of Student Excellence at the Center for the Arts last week.
It's that time of the year, and we're proud to introduce Dr. John Marsland, Dr. David Strittmatter, and Dr. Xiangli Ding, who all successfully defended their dissertations in the past two weeks. Congratulations to all! 
More good news from Andee Nero, who has won one of just four Lapidus Predoctoral Short-term Fellowships for 2018-2019 from the Omohundro Institute. She will use this funding to do dissertation research in Philadelphia and Boston. Great work, Andee!
Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate David Strittmatter was recently honored by the College of Arts and Sciences for his record of excellent teaching. David was honored at both an luncheon and at the annual ceremony. Many congratulations, David! 
History major Corrine Cardinale has been invited by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to participate in a Celebration of Excellence on Friday, April 27. This celebration is in conjunction with a visit from the Dean's Advisory Council, a group of alumni and donors to the College of Arts and Sciences. Corrine will present her Honors thesis project as a poster during the celebration. Congratulations, Corrine! 
Professor Gail Radford, Director of the Master's Program, has been awarded a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching! As all those who have worked with and learned from Professor Radford can attest, the award is richly deserved. Congratulations! 
PhD candidate Andee Nero has been selected as a 2018-2019 Library Resident Research Fellow at the American Philosophical Society in Philadephia. Congratulations, Andee! 
PhD candidate Alexandra Prince has been awarded a four week research fellowship to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to research the history of Christian Science and the life of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy. 
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