Thursday, April 20, 2017

History Department Group Photo (2016)

 Here are some photos from our department photo archive:  a December (2016) department group photograph, a scene from our annual ice cream social for graduates on Baccalaureate Day in 2015, and Emeritus Professor Ke-wen Wang (with George Dameron) at his retirement dinner (2015).

Friday, October 16, 2015

New Faculty Member Joins Department

The Department of History is delighted to welcome our new faculty member, Rowena Xiaoqing He.  Specializing in the history of East Asia, Dr. He focuses on contemporary and modern Chinese history, society, and politics. She will be teaching this year our two-semester survey of East Asian history, Traditional (History 141) and Modern (History 143) East Asia, as well as an upper division honors seminar on her specialty, the legacy of Tiananmen Square.  She is the author of Tiananmen Exiles:  Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  Before coming to Saint Michael's College, Dr. He completed her Ph. D. at the University of Toronto and pursued post-doctoral research at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. She comes with previous teaching experience at Harvard and Wellesley.  On behalf of the department, I extend a warm welcome to northern Vermont and our college to Dr. He--

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The 2014 Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Induction (Spring, 2014)

      Two of the most important events every academic year are 1) the two sets of senior theses presentations in the fall and spring semesters and 2) the induction of our new History honors society members  (Phi Alpha Theta).  The department is now preparing for its fall 2014 set of senior thesis presentations on Saturday, December 6 (9 am-2 pm).  Pizza is always served for lunch.  A third major event every year is our annual Kuntz Lecture, and that is coming up in the spring.  Information will be forthcoming at the "Department News" link at our department website.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2013 History Graduates Win Awards

The Department of History congratulates three graduating seniors for the awards they received during the 2013 Commencement week in May.  At the Senior Brunch Corry Smith received the "Martin Luther King, Jr. Society Award" for his outstanding leadership in promoting interracial understanding and awareness about the African American community."  There he is below, sitting with his mother and father at our annual History Department ice cream social on Baccalaureate Saturday (May 11, 2013).

Anthony Bassignani, a double major in History and English, was awarded History Department Honors at the 2013 Commencement, and Hanna German (double major in Classics and History) won the Edward Pfeifer Award for the best senior thesis of 2012.  The title of her thesis, advised by Dr. George Dameron, was "The Baroque Palace as a Mechanism of Power."


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Senior thesis presentations a huge hit!

History students presented their final capstone projects in a conference style event on Student Research Day here at Saint Mike's. we are all very proud of their accomplishments!

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Location:Saint Edmund's Hall

Friday, April 19, 2013

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The new inductees of the history honor society here on campus!

Congratulations, all!

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Location:Alliot Hall

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fall 2012 Senior Thesis Presentations

On December 1, 2012, the Department of History hosted its fall senior seminar presentations for History 410.  Nineteen students presented the results of their research on that day, and the topics ranged from the persecution of Jews during the Black Death, the politicization of the American environmental movement, the effect of the media on American elctions, and the involvement of women in the Civil War.  We always pause for breaks in the course of the day for coffee and donuts, and lunch is always pizza and soda.

The day included panel discussions (left), student presentations (Emily Cryan, below, seen here speaking about P. T. Barnum and Bridgeport, Connnecticut) and opportunities for informal conversations (Professors Purcell and Wang, seen here below, during a break).