PhD Student Brandon Gauthier Wins OAH Award

OAHlogoBrandon K. Gauthier received a John Higham Travel Grant from the Organization of American Historians and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society to present a paper at the OAH’s annual conference in April 2014.  His paper, entitled “‘Bring All the Troops Home Now!’ The American-Korean Friendship and Information Center and North Korean Public Diplomacy, 1971-1976,” detailed the history of a North Korean funded “anti-imperialist peace organization” in New York City that sought to generate public support for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and force the withdrawal of American forces from the Korean peninsula.  He is currently at work on a dissertation examining the intellectual and cultural history of U.S. foreign relations with the DPRK from 1948-1996.

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HSTEM Seminar: Julie Chun Kim on “Natural Histories of Indigenous Resistance”

St VincentThe History Department is delighted to hold our third HSTEM seminar this Wednesday, April 9, 4:30PM  Lowenstein 802, LC  with Fordham’s own Dr. Julie Chun Kim (English). Her paper is entitled “Natural Histories of Indigenous Resistance: Alexander Anderson and the Caribs of St. Vincent”. An abstract and a link to the full paper is attached below.  Our commentator for this session will be Dr. Steven Stoll (Fordham, History), who works on agrarian societies in 17th and 18th century America. We look forward to see you at the seminar. Please RSVP (to gyshen at fordham dot edu) if you plan to attend, thank you! Continue reading

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Panel to Explore Compatible Careers 4/15

Screenshot 2014-03-31 18.19.24On April 15 at 6:30 in the McGinley Center Faculty Lounge the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies will host a panel discussion on the topic “Compatible Careers for Medievalists.” The panel promises interesting suggestions and approaches to finding a job, not only for medievalists but historians and those in the humanities more generally. The panelists include three Fordham History PhDs and includes former graduate students now working in fields like game design and publishing. Come and find out about the many interesting career possibilities that exist for those with degrees in the humanities. Click the image below to see the full flyer. Continue reading

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New Course to Explore Material Culture in Early America

Perforated cooking spoon: eighteenth century

Perforated cooking spoon: eighteenth century

This Fall, Professor Elaine Crane will offer a new course, HIST 4658 Home Sweet Home: the Material Culture of Early America. The course will meet on Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.

Professor Crane writes:

Home Sweet Home will explore early America through objects in daily use. We will look at candle molds to see how hot wax and string turned darkness into light.  We will handle utensils and cooking ware to learn how people produced the food they ate and the beverages they drank without the help of microwave ovens and processors. Wooden plates and porcelain cups will distinguish rich from poor as will the furniture and textiles people passed from one generation to another. Room by room and article by article early Americans will reveal how they lived their lives.

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“The Distinctive Lineage of Digital History”

DigitalHistoryLineageTom Scheinfeldt, nationally known for his leadership role at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, now serves as an Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Scheinfeldt has been behind such pathbreaking initiatives as the September 11 Digital Archive, Omeka, and THATCamp. He is co-editor (with Dan Cohen) of Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities (University of Michigan Press, 2013) and a contributor to Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). He blogs at Found History and co-hosts the Digital Campus podcast.

This program is organized by Professor Roger Panetta (History) and hosted by the History Department with support from the Dean of Fordham College-Rose Hill through the Innovative Pedagogy Initiative.

Join us at McMahon Hall 109, Lincoln Center Campus, on Friday, April 4th at 4:30pm.

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Alex Novikoff to Speak at Cambridge University

15151 Dr. Alex Novikoff will be delivering an invited lecture at Cambridge University this week at a symposium devoted to “Ancient and Medieval Jewish-Christian Disputations: Fiction and Reality.” The event is sponsored by the Woolf Institute for Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, the University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge). The title of his presentation, “The Role of Petrus Alfonsi in the Medieval Culture of Disputation,” is related to his recently published book, The Medieval Culture of Disputation: Pedagogy, Practice, and Performance (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

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Events: St. Robert Southwell, SJ Lecture (April 10)

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The History Department is proud to present the next St. Robert Southwell, S.J. lecture. Dr. Susan Bridgen of the University of Oxford will present “Reformation Diplomacy: the Tudor Kings and Their Ambassadors.” The talk will take pace on Thursday, 10 April 2014 at 6PM in the Flom Auditorium of Walsh Family Library on the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University.The lecture will be followed by a reception. The Southwell Lectures are free and open to the public. Continue reading

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History Panels at Fordham Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Screenshot 2014-03-31 18.36.52The History Department will be hosting two panels that highlight graduate student research at Fordham GSA’s Inaugural Graduate Conference, Investigating Inequalities. The conference will be hosted at the McGinley Center on April 5th. Registration is free and a preliminary program is onlineContinue reading

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PhD Student Will Attend Cornell Theory School

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PhD Student Christine Kelly

Congratulations to PhD student Christine Kelly on her acceptance to the 2014 summer session of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. For six weeks, Christine will be attending seminars covering a wide variety of interdisciplinary, critical, and theoretical topics, including ethics and democracy, urban ecology, post-capitalism, black popular culture, and anthropological, legal, and social theories regarding gift-giving and similar forms of social exchange.  Continue reading

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Ben-Atar to lead ISGAP Seminar on Lincoln Center Campus

4-1.3 Doron Ben Atar FlierThe next meeting of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy seminar series “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective” will take place on Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus on April 3, 6:30PM. Professor Doron Ben-Atar will lead the seminar on the topic of “Kosherizing the New Antisemitism: Jewish Anti-Zionism.” Continue reading

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