On Wednesday, 7 May, the History department held its annual Seniors Graduation reception and Awards banquet. Full details on the award winners will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, we wish all our grads success in their next phase of life.
For receiving the Victoria Soto Award, awarded by the History department to a graduating Phi Alpha Theta Honors student planning a career in education.
For more info on the Victoria Soto Award, click here.
Professor Joan Meznar analyzed a tri-lingual play by the sixteenth century Jesuit playwright José de Anchieta at the First Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference held at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 24, 2015.
The Department of History is proud to announce the publication of The Polish Hearst: Ameryka-Echo and the Public Role of the Immigrant Press (University of Illinois Press, 2015) by Ania Kirchmann. For more information please see http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/72fpc9dk9780252039096.html
Just a friendly reminder for students to register on time. Low-enrolled courses may be cancelled before late-enrollees have an opportunity to sign up. See your History advisor if you have any questions.
This is particularly true for intersession courses, including summer courses. We still have spaces available this summer in:
Congratulations to Miles Wilkerson and Bethany Niebanck for presenting at Eastern’s student research conference this past weekend.
Miles presented “Nunca Olvide: Reframing Historical Discourse on Cuban Exile Terrorism”, while Bethany presented “The Harp, the Stars, and the Dollar: Irish Immigrants and their Motivations for Fighting in the Union Army during the American Civil War.”
Ian Carey, Kyle Donovan, Melissa Zablonski, and Dr. Roland Clark travelled to Worcester State University on Saturday for the New England Historical Association’s semi-annual conference. Melissa presented a paper entitled “The Pension Widow: Defining the Criteria for Women in the Revolutionary War Pension Process,” which met with enthusiastic acclaim from a large audience. The paper is based on Melissa’s Honors thesis, which she wrote this year under the direction of Prof. Barbara Tucker.
Congratulations to the 2015 inductees of Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society!
Front row from left: Quanece Williams, Bethany Niebanck, Sister Kateri Ludick, Annie Chozick, Lauren Grenier.
Back row from left: Kyle Donovan, Morgan Considine, Emily Komornik, Richard Ashley.
Inductees not pictured: Sabreena Croteau, Talia Erris, Hannah Mamaclay, Melissa Ann Rodgers, and Connor Walsh.
Come this Friday and Saturday to Eastern’s annual showcase for student research.
History majors Miles Wilkerson (Cuban exile terrorism) and Bethany Niebanck (Irish immigrants in the American Civil War) will be presenting their papers on Saturday.
More info (including program) here.