PhD student Salvatore Cipriano reports on Craig Wilder’s talk at History Day 2014.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
This session will introduce faculty and graduate students to key concepts of digital literacy in the humanities. Johnathan Pettinato will discuss digital literacy and its relation to a range of literacies, as well as to new information and communication technologies. Alisa Beer will present on the state of digital literacy in library instruction for the humanities. Both presenters will discuss the ways in which developments in the field of digital literacy can be adapted to fit the needs of the History classroom, and participants are strongly encouraged to share their ideas and concerns in this interactive session.
Light refreshments will be provided, and attendees are welcome to bring food of their own.
Thursday February 27, 1:00pm, Dealy 102.
Join us this Thursday, the 20th of February, in the Campbell Multipurpose Room!
Events begin at will explore how historians think about issues of contemporary importance. We will get a taste of what members of the Fordham community are studying. We will learn how history can get you a JOB. (We are not kidding about that!)
And there will be free food! All day. You can find the full annotated schedule below… Continue reading
Congratulations to Grace Shen on the publication of her first book, Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China. Go check it out at the University of Chicago Press website. We asked Grace to tell us a bit about the book and how it relates to her teaching at Fordham and her new research… Continue reading
This semester, the History Department at Fordham University will be holding a seminar series on the topic of Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine. The seminar highlights exciting new areas of research and brings together Fordham faculty with strengths in these fields with outside speakers and commentators. Our first meeting will on at 4:30PM on February 14 in room 1019 of the Lowenstein building on the Lincoln Center Campus. Our discussion will focus on the work of Dr. Projit Mukharji of the University of Pennsylvania, whose paper (abstract and paper below) is entitled “Race by Another Name: Vernacular Race Science, Caste and the Making of Serosocial Identities in India, c. 1918-60”. Continue reading
Fordham graduate students behind the popular “Footnoting History” podcast are celebrating its first anniversary. Having discussed such topics as the history of dogs, medieval conspiracy theories, France during the revolution, and running, the team use this special podcast to introduce themselves, talk about how they got interested in studying history, and what they love about history.
You can listen to the anniversary podcast at this link.
The History Department is excited to welcome back Fordham College Alum Craig Wilder, who will deliver the keynote address at our Third Annual History Day. His talk is entitled: “How Slavery Shaped Schools: Northern Opposition to Black Education in Pre-Civil War America.” The talk will beheld on Thursday, February 20, at 6PM in Flom Auditorium on the Rose Hill Campus. Continue reading