Thanks to Dr. Robin Greene for giving a fantastic lecture on Hellenistic histories during her “Making History” lecture a few days ago. While we’re at it, mark your calendars for the other “Making History” presentations. The next will be given by Dr. Paul Quinlan on November 11, when he will discuss “Daily Life in Cities under Communism: Bucharest, Prague, and East Berlin.” Professor Quinlan’s presentation will be at 2pm in Albertus Magnus 137. The following “Making History” talk will be given by Dr. David Orique, O.P., on “Warfare, Religion, History, and Myth in the South Atlantic.” His presentation will take place on December 3, at 3:30pm in Ruane 206. All “Making History” lectures are generously supported by The Gladys Brooks Foundation, and we sincerely hope you may join us for this event. Refreshments always provided!
The department would like to thank Adam Hochschild for delivering this year’s Reverend Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. lecture. Most famous for his book, King Leopold’s Ghost, Hochschild discussed some of his newer work on World War I. The talk, “The War Within the War: An Unknown Story from World War I,” was generously supported by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, The History Department, and the Development of Western Civilization Program.
Also, Dr. Matt Dowling is organizing a Great War Film Series for the Liberal Arts Honors Program, but history students are invited as well! All films will be at 4 p.m., so please mark your calendars!
Thursday, October 23: johnny got his gun (US, 1971) in Ruane 206
Thursday, October 30: Regeneration (British, 1997) in Ruane 206
Thursday, November 6: A Very Long Engagement (French, 2005) in Ruane 206
Thursday, November 13: War Horse (US, 2012) in Ruane 105
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Let's offer a huge congratulations to our very own Dr. Fred Drogula, this year's winner of The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. The award is given out annually to the PC faculty member who "best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students' academic and personal growth." Well done, Dr. Drogula!
Dr. Toby Harper, our newest hire in modern British history, offered an insightful perspective on the recent vote on Scotland's independence. It can be found here: http://ww.abc6.com/story/26567991/scotland-voting-on-independence?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10598070
Dr. Steven Smith recently published an essay titled “’A Rash, Thoughtless, and Imprudent Young Man’: John Ward Fenno and the Federalist Literary Network,” in Literature in the Early American Republic in May 2014. He also recently received the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Fellowship from the New York State Archives & the Archives Partnership Trust. Well done, Dr. Smith!