Category Archives: Historical Sites and Museums

Postcard from Italy

From left to right: Dr. Matt McGowan, Martin Nelson, and Bryan Whitchurch.

The History Department’s own blog contributor and MA student, Martin Nelson, spent the beginning of his summer helping the Fordham Classics Department guide a study tour that explored ancient Roman sites in Naples, Ostia, Herculaneum, Pompeii, and, of course, Rome. As part of the blog’s Postcard series, he had this to say about the experience… Continue reading

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Postcard from Domfront

Graduate students Rebecca Bartels, Toby Hrynick, and Thomas Schellhammer and Professor Rosemary Wakeman spent 3 days in June in the French town of Domfront in Lower Normandy. The stay was organized by Mayor Bernard Soul of Domfront and Eric Fauconnier of the Pays du Bocage Region. Domfront is a picturesque medieval town that played an important role in the wars against the English and the French Wars of Religion. Domfront’s well-known chateau was used by Henry, the youngest son of William the Conqueror to rally the local lords. He eventually became Duke of Normandy and Henry I of England. Domfront’s “Medieval Fair,” held each August, is among the most well-known in France and attracts thousands. Continue reading

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Our Alum Dr. Brandon Gauthier to Speak on Modern Perceptions of North Korea, The Korea Society Tuesday October 25, 2016

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Summer Postcard: Crusade Historians in England and Denmark

Ceiling Frescoes at Ringsted Abbey, Denmark

Ceiling Frescoes at Ringsted Abbey, Denmark

During the second half of June, Fordham Faculty Member Nicholas Paul and PhD candidate Christopher Rose to their respective research projects concerning the history of the crusades to conferences in England and Denmark. You can read more about their adventures, which involved the headquarters of a crusading military order, royal Danish castles, and viking ships, below.  Continue reading

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Unique Museums in New York City

Who doesn’t love the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, or the Morgan Library and Museum? However sometimes it’s exciting to visit new places, see new exhibits and access different scholarship. With that in mind we offer up some of the best lesser known museums in New York City, that academic and hobbyist historians alike will enjoy!

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Historical Sites and Museums in the Bronx

History is everywhere! If you find yourself with some free time and are looking to explore the history of our community, the Bronx, then you might enjoy learning about these local museums and historic sites.

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