- Our second Study Abroad cohort took in the sights in NYC this March with a Study Away trip over Spring Break as part of Dr. Steve Goodson's Immigration in the United States class. The class saw History Where It Happened on their guided tours of Ellis Island, the Tenement Museum, and other important historical sights.
- The Department of History hosted a well-attended event for Presidents' Day on February 19 in the Ingram Library Nook. We were joined by two Poli Sci professors - Dr. Kathleen Barrett spoke on James Madison and Dr. Bob Schaefer talked about Abraham Lincoln. Our own Dr. Keith Pacholl covered George Washington, Dr. Dan Williams talked about Teddy Roosevelt, and Dr. Steve Goodson spoke about FDR. Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux presented on Eleanor Roosevelt, while Dr. Ann McCleary talk about presidential food.
- On February 15, we hosted our 5th Annual Graduate Symposium in the Ingram Library Nook, where graduate students Mollie Marlow, Russ Lenox, and Monique Hyman presented their thesis research. Drs. Molly McCullers, Larry Rivers, and Colleen Vasconcellos offered comments and feedback for our students. Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux served as Emcee.
- Dr. Ihor Pidhany's book Chinese Literature: An Introduction is now being used as part of the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia's pedagogy program.
- Dr. Michael de Nie's article "The Comic Press, Ireland, and Empire, 1882-1885" was published in the fall/winter 2017 issue of Éire-Ireland.
- Welcome Dr. Aimee Genell! Dr. Genell joins our faculty as our historian of the Islamic World.
- Dr. Steve Goodson's article "“The Nashville of its Day:' Recalling the Origins of Recorded Country Music in 1920s Atlanta" was published in Atlanta Studies in August.
- Dr. Ihor Pidhainy published Chinese Literature: An Introduction as part of the Association of Asian Studies' Key Issues in Asian Studies series.
- Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos participated in a lightening roundtable session on Black Girlhood at the Annual Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Hempstead, NY in June.
- Drs. Steve Goodson and Charles Lipp traveled to Bayeux, France for our inaugural History Where It Happened Study Abroad program. Students had a great time traveling throughout France and Germany, and our first study abroad cohort was a success! We are busy planning next summer's trip, so contact Drs. Goodson and/or Lipp for more information.
- Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux in her new position as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History! Also, many thanks to outgoing Director Dr. Nadya Williams for her 5 years of hard work as DGS!!
- Dr. Michael de Nie's co-edited volume Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion was published in March by Palgrave. Dr. de Nie also contributed a chapter to the volume entitled "The Irish Press and Imperial Soldiering, 1882–85."
- Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos participated in a roundtable discussion on Global Girlhood at the Global History of Black Girlhood Conference held at the University of Virginia, March 17-18. She also had an article published in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies entitled "Reframing Discourses--Sally and Molly: Life History, Black Girlhood, and the Future of the Field" in April.
- Dr. Larry Rivers' article “‘A New Social Awakening:’ James Hudson, Florida A. & M. University’s Religious Life Program, and the 1956 Tallahassee Bus Boycott,” was published in the Florida Historical Quarterly Winter Issue. The research was supported, in part, by the UWG Presidential Development Grant Dr. Rivers received in 2015.