From June 18-20, Patrick DeBrosse and Ronald Braasch participated in the Fourth International Symposium on Crusade Studies held at Saint Louis University (SLU). The symposium brought together a broad range of experts on the crusades, from several different disciplines, and featured plenary addresses by prominent crusade historians Dr. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Dr. Jonathan Phillips. Continue reading
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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
Brandon 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.
One of the most exciting (and fundamental) aspects of life as a professional historian is the opportunity to showcase research and arguments at academic conferences, symposia and other public fora. It is in these environments that the rubber of archival research, innovative interpretation, and theoretical development hits the road, and the whole community has a chance to share ideas and knowledge and to ask questions about sources, methods, and the direction of our individual and collective enterprises.
Students in the Fordham History graduate program take full advantage of the opportunity to present their work. Click the link to get a taste of our students’ exciting research, and the distinguished gatherings at which they will be presenting. Continue reading