Winner of the International Institute for Asian Studies Colleagues' Choice Award in the category Humanities
Jul 31, 2017
|Christina Elizabeth Firpo, The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016.
The Uprooted tells the forgotten tale of a ‘stolen’ generation: the fatherless métis children born in French Indochina. Uprooted from their Southeast Asian mothers, these children were placed in government-run orphanages and educational institutions as part of a colonial policy devised to disconnect them from their maternal indigenous roots. Rich in archival detail, this thoroughly researched book offers a brilliant and thus far neglected instance of child removal and the associated colonial and post-colonial discourse of race and gender.
Jul 31, 2017
Dr. Bodemer Gives Lecture at U of Wisconsin - Madison, July 19, 2017. Her lecture, Centering Southeast Asian Perspectives in the Teaching of Southeast Asia: A Methodology, was part of a lecture series at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Jul 6, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT’S 2017 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
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Apr 20, 2017
Dr. Tania Munz, Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, will discuss her recent book "The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language" on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:10 - 8 p.m. in Build. 180 Rm. 102 on campus.
Dec 14, 2016
Dr. Peter Zinoman, author and professor at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his current book on Anti-Stalinism in Hanoi during the 1950's at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Build.186-C101 on campus.
Nov 29, 2016
Two History M.A. students, Alika Bourgette and Crystal Smith, received funding from Graduate Education to present their research at an interdisciplinary conference in October. Both students were awarded $500 Graduate Presentation Awards, which provide financial support for graduate students who present research at a professional conference.
Salim Yaqub to talk about his book Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East relations in the 1970s.
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 4, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT’S 2016 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Blake Burgess, (Robert C. Detweiler Outstanding Senior of the Year)
Benjamin Klein, (Heifetz Family/John G. Snetsinger Scholarship)
Paul Michaels, (Heifetz Family/John G. Snetsinger Scholarship)
Kaitlyn Moran, (J. Irving Snetsinger Memorial Award- writing)
Solange Kiehlbauch, (J. Irving Snetsinger Memorial Award – political history and writing)
Allison Wilkinson, (Kristin King Morana Memorial Scholarship)
Tessa St. Clair, (Dan Krieger History Award)
Benjamin Aster, (Thomas Redican Memorial Scholarship)
Crystal Smith, (Richard Spencer Wood Memorial Award)
Alika Bourgette, (Richard Spencer Wood Memorial Award)
Dr. Cameron Jones (History Faculty of the Year)
Oct 4, 2016
This fall, history alumnus (minor, ‘14) Tom Yusin will enter the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology. Yusin’s interest in medicine began as a child. Yusin represents his family’s third generation of physicians, but he also comes from a family of history students and practitioners. Tom’s grandfather, Alvin S. Yusin, M.D., published several works of historical fiction.
Sep 30, 2016
Congratulations to Alika Bourgette, a first-year Masters of Arts program student, who reached the final round of the 30th Annual Cal State University Student Research Competition. Bourgette presented his paper, “Paving Paradise: The Royal Hawaiian and the Rise of Waikiki Tourism,” which examines human engineering and transformation of the Waikiki landscape into a leisure playground and its contemporaneous creation as a cultural phenomenon via film and literature.