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History Ph.D. Student Keegan Shepherd receives Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Congratulations to USF History Ph.D. student Keegan Shepherd, who has been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the USF Office of Graduate Studies for Spring and Summer 2017. Keegan's dissertation, titled “Measuring Up: Standardized Testing and the Making of Modern American Identity, 1945-2001”, will be defended in the Summer of 2017.
The USF History Department Presents, Dr. William Murray and Davide Tanasi "WHY THE GREEKS MATTER"
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
"Understanding the Grand Jury Process in the Age of Michael Brown and Eric Garner"
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Please join the DeBartolo Chair of Digital Humanities, the Department of English, the Department of History and the USF Tampa Library on Wednesday, October 12 in Cooper Hall, 11:00-12:30 p.m. for Micki Kaufman's lecture based upon her award winning digital humanities dissertation project, "Everything on paper will be used against me: Quantifying Kissinger.
"Everything On Paper Will Be Used Against Me": Quantifying Kissinger
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
And also: Digital Humanities in action: Introduction to Visualization with Micki Kaufman, Tuesday, October 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. USF Tampa Library room 208
Introduction to Data Visualization
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Working With History
"Working With History" Skills Workshops:
Sept. 23rd Research Methods
Oct. 14th Teaching Workshop
Nov. 11th Grant Writing
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"Working With History" Brown Bag Lunches:
Fridays 12:30-1:30 SOC 255
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Graduate Coffee Hour with Drs. Decker and Langford
Upcoming History Department Lecture Event
David Johnson, "Buying Gay: Physique Magazines, Censorship, and the Rise of the Gay Movement." Thursday October 13, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM. TECO Hall, College of Education. Light refreshments will be served.
Florida Holocaust Museum Internship Opportunity
The USF Library, History Department and Florida Holocaust Museum seek two students to create a virtual tour of the museum’s permanent exhibits. Students will be mentored by Barbara Lewis of the USF Library’s Digital Media Commons for the technical aspects of the project and by Dr. Jennifer Rodgers, a post-doctoral fellow who has extensive international experience in working in Holocaust studies. Dr. Rodgers has worked for the US Government on Holocaust related issues and is currently finishing a book on Holocaust archives in the post war era.
Students may either have a particular interest in the Holocaust, or in digital humanities, museum studies or public history. The selected candidates will earn three hours of either undergraduate or graduate credit per semester. The project will likely run for two semesters. Students will not only be responsible for creating the virtual tour, but will be required to meet with Prof. Rodgers and read historical documents and secondary scholarship in order to contextualize their practical experience at the museum.
Interested students should send a CV and letter of interest as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2016 to Prof. Julie Langford (email@example.com). Interviews will be conducted on Friday, August 26. Students will begin meeting with Dr. Rodgers on August 30.
Congratulations to Brittany Merritt, now Dr. Merritt, as she recently became our department's second PhD graduate!
Congratulations Jason Vickers, Ph.D.!
Prof. John Belohlavek and Jason Vickers, PhD '15, at Fall Commencement. Vickers is the first graduate of USF's PhD program in history.
USF History Ph.D candidate Keegan Shepherd has won a Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grant to conduct research at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri. Keegan will use the award to research federal educational policy during the 1940s as part of his work on the history of standardized testing. As he argues, “the decisions made during the Truman Administration helped make standardized testing a defining feature of modern American life.” Congratulations!
History Major Ivana Lam wins prestigious Frost Scholarship
Ivana Lam earned a prestigious Frost Scholarship, which will support her at Oxford University in 2015-2016. She was admitted into Oxford's Msc program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. She just defended an Honor's thesis in the History department. As a Frost Scholar, Ivana has been invited to attend the June meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (to be held at USF) in order to meet Patricia Frost, the BOG member who endowed the fellowship
Two CAS faculty awarded a major grant from the American Council of Learned Societies
History Department Chair Fraser Ottanelli and Professor of Anthropology Elizabeth Bird have been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship to study Nigeria at War: History, Memory, and Memorialization of the Asaba Massacre See https://www.acls.org/research/cr.aspx?id=4378
Publication of new book Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 by Stephen Prince
The book offers a reconceptualization of the period between the end of the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow segregation, centered on the changing visions of the South at play in U.S. culture. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Steve demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.
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View the Spring 2016 History Department newsletter here!