Summertime II: Postcards from History Graduate Students

Summertime Blog PictureSummer is also an exciting season for History graduate students. Work on research projects, travel to archives, presenting their papers at conferences: these are just some of the activities that were undertaken by Fordham’s industrious graduate students this past summer. Included below are some postcards detailing their activities. Continue reading

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What do Historians do in the Summertime? Postcards from the History Faculty

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Many people unfamiliar with the world of scholarship assume that the summer break between the Spring and Fall semesters is a time for holidays and relaxation. But for historians, the respite from teaching and classes means that summer is often the time when research, writing conference going, and travel to archives, kicks into high gear. Here are some postcards from members of the Fordham faculty with news of their summer adventures. Continue reading

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PhD Student Alessandro Saluppo Published in Mondoperaio

Screenshot 2014-06-17 14.39.18Congratulations to our PhD student Alessandro Saluppo, whose article Lotta di classe nel Delta. Dove nasce lo squadrismo has appeared in Mondoperaio, a prestigious Italian journal of politics and culture. The article examines the origins and dynamics of fascist violence in the province of Ferrara. Alessandro wrote to us with an abstract of the article in English.
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Novikoff Speaks in Israel on Medieval Debates and Religious Conversion

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Dr. Alex Novikoff (Medieval History) will be delivering a 30-minute invited lecture, “Are Jewish-Christian Disputations a Source of Conversion?” at Ben Gurion University in Israel this coming week. The symposium, entitled “Debating Conversion in Different Historical Contexts,” from 26-29 May, is the inaugural conference at BGU’s new Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters, a project sponsored by I-CORE (Israeli Centers of Research Excellence). 

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First Year Phd Passaro Joins CritCom Editorial Committee

Screenshot 2014-05-20 22.44.21Joe Passaro, a first year PhD in History at Fordham, has just been selected to serve for a one-year term on the Council for European Studies’ online publication “Reviews & Critical Commentary,” or CritCom.  Continue reading

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Workshop on Teaching Philosophy Statements- Tuesday May 20 at 10AM

The History Department will host a workshop  on Developing Statements of Teaching Philosophy on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to be held in the Walsh Library Electronic Information Center (Computer Lab 044).  Light refreshments will be available before the workshop with lunch to follow.

Dr. Paul Beaudin, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Science and Associate Professor of Education at Iona College, will offer a 3-hour workshop for graduate students.

The workshop will begin with a presentation on curriculum and pedagogy and then lead to discussions on the work of several educational theorists.  Participants will conduct on-the-spot, online research, discuss teaching philosophies with faculty and fellow graduate students, and then write and receive feedback on their own statements of teaching philosophy.
If you have already written a statement of teaching philosophy, please come and refine it further.  If you haven’t already written a statement, you will leave this workshop with a good working draft.  Either way, this workshop will develop your grasp of the philosophy of teaching and further prepare you for the job search and interview process.  Please come and participate in this important department workshop.
Please RSVP by May 14th.  Given that other departments have been invited to participate, this workshop is expected to fill up quickly.  Email your response to Johnathan Pettinato (pettinato@fordham.edu)

 

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History Major Publishes in Fordham Political Review

tumblr_static_tumblr_static_facebook_bannerHistory major Dylan DeMartino has long been interested in international economics and Latin America.  He combined hose interests to produce an article in the most recent Fordham Political Review.

 

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Final HSTEM Seminar for Spring 2014: Elshakry on “Translation Movements in History”

Elshakry PosterWe are delighted to hold our third HSTEM seminar with Dr. Marwa Elshakry, of Columbia University. On Friday, May 9 at 4:30 PM in LL802 on the Lincoln Center Campus, Elshakry will discuss her paper “Translation Movements in History: Science and Civilization in Nineteenth Century Histories of Islam and Europe”. The commentator for this session will by Dr. Durba Mitra (Fordham History), who works on gender and medicine in South Asia. Attached below please find the seminar paper for discussion and a poster for distribution as widely as possible. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

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Lincoln Centre Campus to Host Two-Night Festival of Books and Poetry

Screenshot 2014-04-30 11.57.50Join the History Graduate Student Association on May 15 & 16 for a two-night, end-of-semester event bringing together poets from Spain and New York City for the transnational Poetas por Km² festival. Continue reading

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Fordham Student Thanked in New Book on Anne Boleyn

Creation-of-Anne-Boleyn-699x1050It isn’t every day that an undergraduate student is acknowledged in a widely-read work of historical scholarship. That’s why the History Department was excited to learn that a Fordham undergraduate, Marlessa Stivala, was thanked for her input in Susan Bordo’s new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013).  Continue reading

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