Following a unique opportunity he had to take a special course at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus last Spring, PhD student Jason McDonald wrote to use to tell us his fascinating work on the history of set building and choreography. The project was such a success that an essay resulting from it was catalogued at the Metropolitan Opera Archive. Read on to hear Jason’s story about the course, his experiences at the Met, and the project that arose from them.
With A Dynamic Teacher, a Great Course and Access to Lincoln Center, A PhD Student Follows the Movement of Dance’s Past
The History Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the first Academic Professionalization Seminar of the year. All history graduate students are invited to join Dr. Durba Mitra on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1pm for a Grant Writing Seminar in Dealy 208A. Dr. Mitra will provide an overview of the grant writing process and will lead a discussion on both internal and external fellowship opportunities.
With a world wide audience and a rigorous but efficient peer-review process, the Journal of Medieval History (JMH) is a popular venue for established historians as well as those publishing their research for the first time. It is a mark of the strength and vitality of Fordham’s History Department that consecutive issues of the journal will feature the work of no fewer than five Fordham historians at different stages of their careers. To learn more about these contributions and the people and research behind them, read on! Continue reading
Next week Alex Novikoff (Assistant Professor of History) will be presenting his work on medieval disputation at the upcoming conference in Madrid, Spain: Polemical Encounters: Polemics Between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond.
This summer, thanks to a research grant from the Fordham College Dean’s Office, Ricky Bordelon (FCRH ’15), a double-major in History and Political Science was able to travel to Berlin to do research for his History senior thesis. Ricky wrote to us with some details of his fascinating project and the archives and sites that he visited in Berlin.
Tuesday, September 9, the History department will co-sponsor a special screening of Tula, the Revolt, a 2013 film about the leader of the 1795 slave uprising on the island of Curacao. The screening is presented by the United Nations Remembrance Programme of he Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and will be followed by a discussion with one of the film’s stars, Danny Glover. For more details, see the flyer below. Continue reading
Since the 1880s, millions of visitors have flocked to the amusements entertainment venues of Coney Island. It is a New Yorker’s dream: a place where the greatest urban metropolis meets the beauty of the seashore. Although it has been the topic of many books and documentaries, few have studied the planning proposals that shaped the Coney Island we know today. Fordham History major Priscilla Consolo (LC ’16), who grew up ten minutes from Coney Island, wanted to learn how this neighborhood and holiday spot came to be. She wrote to us with a description of the fascinating research project she conducted last summer.
Summer 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