History and American Studies Symposium–Spring 2015

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 24, 2015

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—World War II and Its Aftermath

Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Sarah Palmer—“Illimitable Schemes for Relief”: International Humanitarianism and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (PB)

Jordan Harmer—Postwar Japanese Society Through Osamu Tezuka’s Manga (SF)

Ike Copperthite—Russian Women in the Red Army in World War II (PB)

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Fulbright Program Info Session


FULBRIGHT
Program

Graduate Study, Research & Teaching Abroad

Information Session

 

Wednesday, September 2nd

at 7:00pm

Monroe Hall 210

 

Questions? Contact: naltikri@umw.edu

On the Job Market with History Degree?

Newspaper boy as street vendor waving latest editionLooking for advice on next steps after the Bachelor’s degree? How to land a job with a History (or American Studies) diploma? Loren Collins offers advice and strategies, noting, “History is dynamic, and you should be a bright, capable, and thorough thinker, writer, communicator, and researcher because of your time as an undergraduate. The problem is that no one will know it until you tell them!”

History and American Studies majors build highly marketable skills in analysis, research and data-management, project-building, communication, team-work, and in a diverse range of digital skills, among others.

How do you communicate the strength of this training on a current-day job market? See Loren Collins’ very helpful discussion, “Entering the Job Market with a B.A. in History,” at AHA Today (12 May 2015)

 

Services for Grace Rebecca Mann

obit_photo.phpThe History and American Studies Department has been greatly saddened by the passing of Grace Mann. As we, together with members of our community mourn her loss, we wanted to share news of her funeral service.

It will be held for her this Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. The location is Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043.

For more information on the service, and Grace’s obituary, see this link.

For those seeking to make donations in her honor, memorial contributions may be made to RCASA (Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault). Grace’s family also intends to establish a fund at the University of Mary Washington in her honor.

 

Majors Banquet & Awards (4/24): Reserve a Seat Now!

15th Annual Department of History and American Studies

MAJORS BANQUET

Friday, April 24, 2015

5:30 pm

at Brock’s Riverside Grill

Join your friends and professors to celebrate the end of the year at a festive gathering featuring:

– Delicious dinner and cash bar in a great location in downtown Fredericksburg

– Recognition of majors’ achievements

– Announcement of scholarship recipients

– Presentation of Department’s annual awards

Cost: $15 majors & prospective majors; $20 faculty and guests

Payment: See Mrs. Patton in Monroe 228 by April 17th

Dress: Business attire recommended

Talk this Week (3/25): Dr. Rachel Maines on Hobby Science in Gendered Spaces

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Dr. Krystyn Moon Presents at the Social Research Colloquium

photoDr. Krystyn Moon shared her latest research today in a presentation entitled “The Immigration Bureau and the Origins of International Education, 1880s-1930s.” Speaking before a full audience at UMW’s Social Research Colloquium, she spoke on issues of late nineteenth and early twentieth immigration, ethnicity, and education.

Dr. Moon is currently associate professor and director of the program of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington. She is author of the book Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s.