Fall 2013 Highlights
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The 2013-2014 History Institute for K-12 Educators- Professor Mary Wilson, "Syria: The Middle of the Middle East" (December 2013)
Announcing the inaugural event for this year’s History Institute for K-12 teachers! On December 12 from 4:30-5:30pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services (97 Hawley St, Northampton, MA), Professor Mary Wilson will explore the Syrian civil war in historical context, locating this contemporary event in the broader history of the Middle East. A registration-only workshop for K-12 Teachers will follow from 5:30-7:00pm. More information here. Free and open to the public!
Screening and Discussion of the American Experience Film JFK (November 2013)
Come support Dr. Christian Appy, as well as alums John Diffley and Richard Colton at their panel on Saturday, November 23rd, 2:00PM. The panel and screening are part of a partnership between the UMass History Department, WGBY, The Springfield Armory, and Springfield Technical Community College. The event will take place at STCC Building 2, Scibelli Hall Auditorium. We hope to see you there! See here for the poster.
Mellon Mutual Mentorship Talk featuring Prof. Marc Stein (November 2013)
Join us on Friday, November 15th, 2:00 PM in Herter 601 to hear Prof. Marc Stein's talk "Sex with Neighbors: Canada and Canadians in the 'U.S.' Homophile Press." Marc Stein is Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at York University (Toronto). His most recent book is Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (New York: Routledge, 2012). Photo courtesy of JP Laffont/
"Lamaze: The Surprising Cold War History of Natural Childbirth" with Prof. Paula Michaels (November 2013)
Join us on Tuesday, November 12th, 4:00 PM, Herter 601 to hear Prof. Paula Michaels' talk "Lamaze: The Surprising Cold War History of Natural Childbirth." Paula Michaels is Professor of History and International Studies at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). She is the author of the prize-winning Curative Powers: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia(2013), and Lamaze: An International History is forthcoming in 2014.
Careers for History Majors Event: Becoming an Attorney (October 2013)
Join us on Wednesday October 23rd, 5:30PM in Herter 601! Diane Curtis, pre-law advisor, and UMass History alumnus and local attorney David Webber will speak to students about the legal profession and applying to law school. We will provide pizza and drinks!
Careers for History Majors Event: Becoming a History Teacher (October 2013)
Join us on Wednesday October 16th, 5:30PM in Herter 601! Faculty from the School of Education will talk about their programs that can help you become certified as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher, including STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program), and CTEP (Collaborative Teacher Education Program). We will provide pizza and drinks!
Careers for History Majors Event: Applying to Graduate School (October 2013)
Join us on Wednesday October 9th, 5:30PM in Herter 601! A panel of faculty and grad students will help you think about the ifs, wheres, and hows of continuing your academic career. We will provide pizza and drinks!
UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Annual Lecture (October 2013)
Join us on Wednesday, October 2nd for a talk by Prof. Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) of Yale University. Prof. Blackhawk's talk, "Indigenous Reckoning: American Indians and the Remaking of U.S. History," will be at 7PM in the Cape Cod Lounge. This talk is free and open to the public, so please join us for this exciting evening! See poster.
History Department Internship Information Event (October 2013)
Come learn about internship opportunities for history majors on Tuesday October 1st, 5:30PM in Herter 601! Caroline Gould from Career Planning will join us to discuss the importance of internships to professional development, as well as share some pointers for finding the right internship for you. We will provide pizza and drinks!
Recent Work from the UMass History Department (September 2013)
Congratulations to our colleagues in the History Department on their recent books! Jane M. Rausch for Territorial Rule in Columbia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales, and Robert E. Jones for Bread Upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811.
History Department Orientation (September 2013)
Please come to the History Department Orientation on Monday September 30th, 5:00PM-6:30PM in Herter 601! At this event you will have a chance to meet other people who care about history, and learn about:
- The History Major! (and how to navigate those requirements)
- Internships & Career Advising! (why internships are a great idea, and how many cool possibilities there actually are)
- Study Abroad! (when, how, and why to do it)
- Honors! (...or how to create a brilliant academic record)
- Peer Advising! (...or how student advisors can help you succeed)
- History Club! (...or how to have fun with history)
- and much more...
We will provide delicious pizza and soft drinks, so please RSVP so we can order enough food. If you have friends who are thinking about history as a major, or who are doing a history minor, or who are even just curious about history... please tell them to come, too!
The Guantanamo Memory Project Comes to UMass (September 2013)
David Glassberg and History Department graduate students Marwa Amer and John Dickson have contributed to a national exhibition about Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, titled Why Guantanamo? Drawing input from students at universities across the country, Why Guantanamo? asks questions about Guantanamo's relationship to the U.S. and global politics. The UMass students created content for the "Where is Guantanamo?" Panel. Why Guantanamo? opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday September 11, 2013 in the Herter Gallery. Prior to Wednesday's opening, there will be a panel discussion on "The Clash of National Security and Civil Liberties" at 4 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room in the Goodell Building. To learn about upcoming programming, see the exhibit poster.