Inaugural HGSA Research Seminar: Lucy Barnhouse, Sept 25

Lucy presentationThursday, September 25 the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) will launch their new Research Seminar with a presentation by PhD candidate Lucy Barnhouse entitled “Nuns, Lepers and Archivists: Designing (and Redesigning) a Dissertation”. The presentation will be held at 6 pm in Dealy 202. Read on for details of the talk and the new seminar series.

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History Major Follows Two Historic Avenues Into the Past

Ricky Bordelon (FCRH '15) at the Landesarchiv in Berlin

Ricky Bordelon (FCRH ’15) at the Landesarchiv in Berlin

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.

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“Tula, the Revolt” Film Screening and Discussion with Danny Glover

Tula PosterTuesday, September 9, the History department will co-sponsor a special screening of Tula, the Revolta 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

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History Major Explores the Development of Coney Island in Summer Research Project

Coney Island 2Since 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.

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On the Move with PhD Student Brandon K. Gauthier

The history of the complex relationship between the US and the Korean peninsula keeps Fordham PhD student Brandon K. Gauthier on the move. Continue reading

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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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