History and American Studies Symposium–April 27, 2018

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 27, 2018


SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—Gendered Histories of Romance, Revolution, and Science Fiction

Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Sophia Gutkowski, “’Two Hearts in Counsel:’ Romantic Friendships and Female Love in Antebellum America” (KM)

Gillian Miller, “A Vessel for Change: How Revolutionary Cuba and Nicaragua Influenced Women’s Lives” (AP)

Megan Lindsey, “Powerful Women and Toxic Men: Gender Issues as Represented in Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind and Akira” (SF)

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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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CFA: MA position. Urban Studies

CFA: MA position. Urban Studies (Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan


The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, is accepting applications for its MA in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in Urban Studies.  One funded position is available as part of the project “Cities and Regions in Transition after World War II: the case of Rijeka/Fiume,” funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. [Read more…]

Secret Cities and Nuclear Cities–Thursday, April 10 at 5pm

On Thursday, April 10 (5pm in Monroe 116), two international scholars–Xenia Vytuleva and Anna Veronika Wendland–will present their research on the history of two kinds of cities that shaped Soviet social life in the 20th century: secret cities and nuclear cities. Their presentations will focus on a range of issues including Soviet urban history, the current state of Russian and Ukrainian cities, and anti-nuclear activism.

For more information on this event, click on the flyer below:




Are you majoring in History or Historic Preservation? Or considering a career in museum work, regardless of your major?  Cassandra Good, Assistant Editor of The Papers of James Monroe at UMW, has a wealth of experience in the field of museums and history, including past work at the Smithsonian Institute.  For more information on her background, see:  http://cassandragood.wordpress.com/

Join the Office of Academic and Career Services on Tuesday, March 25 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Lee Hall, Room 412 for a casual discussion with Dr. Good about Graduate Education, Internships, Finding That First Job, and more!

All majors and class years are welcome. For questions, please call 654-1022 or email casv@umw.edu

Do you have your own Domain? Want one if you don’t already?

Having your own Domain is a critical part of securing and developing your digital identity. But what exactly can you do with a Domain for your courses and job prospects? How does this platform allow you to feature  your work and skills to a broader audience? To answer these questions and learn more about using your Domain effectively, be sure to attend the following workshop on February 25, 5-6:30pm. Martha Burtis, Special Projects Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, will lead this workshop on getting the most from your Domain from HIST 297/298 to life after college.

To register for this event and obtain your own Domain before the workshop, go to: http://bit.ly/doooworkshop.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, February 25, 5–6:30pm | Monroe TBA

Questions? E-mail Prof. Harris at sharris@umw.edu

Graduate School Fair–Thursday, April 4

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Office of Academic & Career Services and the Office of Graduate Admissions will be holding a Graduate School Fair for UMW students and the surrounding community at the Anderson Center. The latest registration numbers indicate that over 50 different colleges, universities, and professional schools will be represented.

The fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., although we expect college representatives to begin arriving around 10 a.m. for set-up and registration. While the event will be contained to the Anderson Center, you can expect to see increased foot traffic on campus. Our visitors have been instructed to park in the parking garage, but with the amount of people we expect to attend from the community, they will most likely need to seek other parking options throughout campus and on neighboring side streets.

Hopefully this information will allow you to plan accordingly for Thursday. Please feel free to help us in welcoming our visitors to the University of Mary Washington, and we hope you will stop by the Anderson Center to visit our Graduate School Fair.


The Office of Academic & Career Services

The Office of Graduate Admission