Student Film Screening: “Out and Out” by Jesse Frye (9/29)

Film Poster

Join the History and American Studies Club for a presentation of “Out and Out: Finding Identity in the Blue Ridge Mountains” – a student film created by Jesse Frye.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Monroe 116

History & American Studies Club Meeting – Friday (9/24, 6 pm)

All are welcome!
History & American Studies Club Meeting Flyer

Exploring Fredericksburg’s Watershed

Students from the “Virginia Issues and Controversies” class paddled along the Rappahannock River last Friday after discussing the environmental issues facing Fredericksburg’s watershed.

In addition to observing various water pollutants, they had an opportunity to see some of the river’s local residents, including kingfishers, bald eagles, and even Goose George.

Students kayaking

History and American Studies – Club Meeting (Sept. 8)

Internship Opportunity – American Historical Association (deadline 8/27)

The American Historical Association is seeking undergraduate students to work remotely as interns during the fall semester. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work. They will have an opportunity to attend departmental and general staff meetings and to learn about the day-to-day work of the world’s largest professional association of historians.

Accepted interns will need to receive either a stipend or course credit from their home institutions; we understand this is not possible in many cases, but we cannot accept an intern who receives neither stipend nor course credit. Hours are negotiable, though we are estimating approximately a 10-20 hour/week commitment during the fall, depending on the student’s schedule.

In their cover letter, interested candidates should indicate which department and/or project they are most interested in working with and any relevant experiences.

  • Academic & Professional Affairs:
    • An intern will assist with the data collection and standardization necessary for the expansion of the Where Historians Work database. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required.
    • An intern will assist with the analysis and visualization of survey data collected by the AHA’s Survey of Doctoral Programs. Experience with data visualization tools would be helpful, but is not required.
  • Research & Publications:
    • An intern will assist on the “Racist Histories & the AHA” research project by performing database research and working with the AHA’s archive. Experience with data visualization tools is preferred but not required.

Applications are due by Friday, August 27, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply:

  • Log into your MY AHA account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
  • Click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section.
  • Click Apply next to the AHA Internship link. In the section labeled Supporting Documents, upload a single PDF with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the contact information for two references. Separate letters of recommendation are NOT required.

Please contact Alexandra Levy, AHA’s digital communications coordinator, with any questions.

Phi Alpha Theta – Congratulations to New Inductees

Phi Alpha Theta Group Zoom Photo

The Department of History and American Studies was delighted to welcome new inductees to the Phi Alpha Theta honor society this past week. Phi Alpha Theta is the academic honor society founded in 1921 to “promote the study of study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.”

UMW’s own Upsilon Delta chapter is happy to announce the induction of the following new members:

2020:

Alexander T. Moses
Jaelynn K. Scott
Grace Anne Corkran
Kimberly A. Eastridge
Nicole A Haynes
Madelyn K. Shiflett
Jonathan Zwemer
Michael Silberstein
Emily Lauren Thompson
Sydney J. Morrison
Gianna Banish
Deborah Hunnel
Jacob R. James

2021:

Cody M. Youngblood
Katie Cecilia Molina
Jean-Pierre Maldonado
Morgan L. Gilbert
Madison F. Kidwell
Megan E. Williams
Lauryn M. Bailey
Emilia L. Michalkiewicz
Taylor E. Coleman
Chandler Carlson
Lyndsey Marie Clark
Christopher A. O’Neil
Karl Jessen

Congratulations again to our 2020 and 2021 Phi Alpha Theta members! More information on Phi Alpha Theta can be found here.

How to Register for HIST / AMST 485

Wondering how to register for a 485?

Students wishing to register for HIST 485 or AMST 485 cannot do so through regular online registration. Registration for these senior thesis independent studies requires a form signed by the instructor and the department chair.

All steps–meeting with the instructor to receive approval of a topic, signatures, and submission–can be handled remotely.

Once a student has an instructor’s okay for a topic, they should email that info to Prof. Ferrell (cferrell@umw.edu) who will fill out the form, handle signatures, and submit the form to the registrar.

 

Image: Abel & Company, photographer. New York City book campaign / Abel & Company, Inc., commercial photographers, 903 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. New York, 1919. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016646295/.