History Department Banquet — Friday, 4/27, Tickets Still Available!

18th Annual Department of History & American Studies

MAJORS BANQUET

Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta

BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

5:30 PM

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

*Cash bar and delicious dinner in downtown Fredericksburg
* Recognition of majors’ achievements
*Announcement of scholarship recipients
*Presentation of Department’s annual Awards

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

Payments: See Mrs. Patton in Monroe 228 by April 20th

Dress: Business attire is recommended

Talking History (4/9): Kerri Kline, “UMW History Training and the National Museum of the U.S. Army”

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Internship Opportunities (April 2 Deadlines)

dwpndfnx0aaijefSeveral internship opportunities are now available with deadlines soon approaching (4/2).

The Dumbarton House in Georgetown is offering a paid Museum Education Internship opportunity (info here) and a paid Garden Internship Opportunity (info here).

The Dupont-Kaolorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) is also offering an internship (unpaid, academic credit possibility; DKMC-Intern-Summer-2018.pdf) to help with their Walk Weekend in June and with website design and social media.

All three internships have an April 2nd, 2018 deadline. See links above for more.

Image: Bed curtain, c. 1785, from the Dumbarton House collection, shared via their excellent Twitter feed @DumbartonHouse (link)

Talking History – “Using History Training in Other Careers” with Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti (3/12, noon)

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Dr. Will Mackintosh Named to Bright Institute Cohort

wmackint@umw.edu faculty photographDr. Will Mackintosh has been named to the inaugural class of scholars at the Bright Institute of Knox College. He will join fourteen liberal arts professors in receiving a $9,000 award of research support over three years. This honor will support his research on the Loomis Gang.

For more, see this link.

Book Reception: Remember Little Rock – Dr. Erin Krutko Devlin (2/21)

rlrPlease join the Department of History and American Studies to celebrate Dr. Devlin’s new book!

Reception with Refreshments

Wednesday, February 21

4:00 pm

Monroe 210

All are welcome!

Remember Little Rock explores public memories surrounding the iconic Arkansas school desegregation crisis of 1957 and shows how these memories were vigorously contested and sometimes deployed against the cause. Delving into a wide variety of sources, Erin Krutko Devlin reveals how many white moderates proclaimed Little Rock a victory for civil rights and educational equality even as segregation persisted. At the same time, African American activists, students, and their families asserted their own stories in the ongoing fight for racial justice.

February Events at The James Monroe Museum

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