Spring 2014 Highlights
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Congratulations to Jessica Johnson and Julio Capó, Jr., on their Massachusetts Creative Economy Initiative win! (July 2014)
Jessica Johnson and Julio Capó, along with Mitch Boucher (University Without Walls), won the award on behalf of the LGBTQI Community Archives and Education Center. The award money from the Massachusetts Creative Economy Initiative will go to the Sexual Minorities Archives in Northampton, MA, in order to preserve resources, as well as to develop a greater access to these resources through walking tours and other interactive programs. Congratulations!!!
Barbara N. Ramusack Talk, "Infants, Medical Women and Madras Municipal Politics, 1917-1947" (April 2014)
Come see a public talk by Barbara N. Ramusack, Charles Phelps Taft Professor of South Asia History Emerita, University of Cincinnati on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 4:30PM at Morgan Hall 110, Amherst College! To reduce appalling rates of infant and maternal mortality, in 1917 the Madras Municipal Council opened its first child welfare center to provide ante and post-natal care for poor women in slum areas. This lecture will illuminate how Indian politicians and medical women sought to produce healthy citizens for the future Indian nation from at least the 1910s. This talk is sponsored by the Mellon Mutual Mentoring Fund, UMass Amherst Department of History, Five College Inter-Asia Group, and UMass Amherst Department of Economics. See poster for more details.
The 2013-2014 History Institute for K-12 Educators- Professor David Glassberg, "Learning from American Environmental History" (May 2014)
Join us for the fourth installment of this year’s History Institute. Prof. Glassberg will examine the ways that past generations of Americans imagined and shaped the land, as well as the roots of the current environmental crises. He will also explore various topics in American Environmental History as represented by documents, prints and photographs, and motion pictures available on-line through the Library of Congress and other repositories. Professor Glassberg's lecture will be held on May 8th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services (97 Hawley St, Northampton, MA). A registration-only workshop for K-12 Teachers will follow from 5:30-7:00pm. More information here. Free and open to the public!
Barbara Krauthamer Talk, "Picturing Freedom: Photography in the Age of Emancipation" (April 2014)
Join us on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 4PM in Room 160E of the Commonwealth Honors College (next to Roots Cafe) to hear Krauthamer's talk "Picturing Freedom: Photography in the Age of Emancipation." Krauthamer is Associate Professor of African American, Native American, and Antebellum History at UMass. See poster for more details.
The Graduate History Association's 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (March 2014)
Come support the Graduate History Association (GHA) at its 10th annual conference on Saturday, March 29, 2014! This year's theme, "History in the Making: Pivotal Moments in Public Understanding," includes panels about such topics as social movements, memory and popular culture, as well as race and identity. The keynote speaker will be Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Registration begins at 8:30AM in the Isenberg Atrium, and the first panel begins at 9:30AM. See the GHA program for more details.
2014 History Alumnae/i Career Networking (March 2014)
Join us on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 4:30-6:30 at the Cape Cod Lounge for a multidisciplinary networking event with UMass alumnae/i! Meet alums, gather information about careers and internships, and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. See poster for more details.
The 2014 Writer-in-Residence Public Lecture with Adam Hochschild (March 2014)
Come hear a best-selling and award-winning author speak about the progress of his next book on the Spanish Civil War, as well as writing for a range of audiences. Hochschild is author of several books, including King Leopold's Ghost, and teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. The lecture, "Rewriting the Spanish Civil War," will take place on Wednesday, March 26th, 4:00 PM at the Cape Cod Lounge. This talk is free and open to the public, so please join us for this exciting evening! See here for the poster. For more information about the Writer-in-Residence Program, click here.
The 2013-2014 History Institute for K-12 Educators- Professor Chris Appy, "Who We Are: The Vietnam War and the End of 'American Exceptionalism' " (March 2014)
Join us for the third installment of this year’s History Institute. Professor Appy will examine "American exceptionalism" as a core tenet of national identity, and how the Vietnam War posed fundamental challenges to the faith in America's actions as a force for good in the world. He will also explore the post-Vietnam efforts to revive "American exceptionalism." Professor Appy's lecture will be held on March 27th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services (97 Hawley St, Northampton, MA). A registration-only workshop for K-12 Teachers will follow from 5:30-7:00pm. More information here. Free and open to the public!
Congratulations to Prof. Barbara Krauthamer on her NAACP Image Award Win! (February 2014)
Congratulations to our own Barbara Krauthamer! Her co-authored book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Book of Non-Fiction. The NAACP Image Awards were nationally televised on February 22, 2014. Find more information about the nominees here. See the University press on Krauthamer's win!
Interdisciplinary Studies Institute 2014 ISI Residency and Lecture- Professor Barbara Fields, "Was Emancipation a War Crime?" (February 2014)
Come hear a leading scholar of American history discuss the nature of emancipation in nineteenth-century America! Professor Fields will give a public lecture--"Was Emancipation a War Crime?"--at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19th, at the Campus Center. Professor Fields is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a 1992 MacArthur Fellowship and the John H. Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association. Professor Fields is Professor of History at Columbia University. For more information regarding the talk on February 19th, click here.
Prof. Barbara Krauthamer's Work Nominated for an NAACP Image Award (February 2014)
Congratulations to our own Barbara Krauthamer! Her co-authored book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, is a finalist for the 2014 NAACP Image Award for the outstanding book of non-fiction. The NAACP Image Awards will be nationally televised on February 22, 2014. Find more information about the nominees here.
The 2013-2014 History Institute for K-12 Educators- Professor Audrey Altstadt, "Energy and Human Rights in the Caspian Basin" (January 2014)
Join us for the second installment of this year’s History Institute. Professor Audrey Altstadt will examine energy and human rights in the oil and gas-producing states around the Caspian Sea—Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran—with an emphasis on US and EU policy toward these regions. Professor Altstadt’s lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on January 23rd from 4:30-5:30pm at the Collaborative for Educational Services (97 Hawley St, Northampton, MA). A registration-only workshop for K-12 Teachers will follow from 5:30-7:00pm. More information here. Free and open to the public!