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).