Senior 485 Info Session – Monday, 8/22, 5 pm

Mary Washington College Postcard image, circa 1930-1945

Mary Washington College, Greetings from Fredericksburg,” postcard, ca. 1930-1945. Boston Public Library. [Accessed 19 Aug 2022]

Welcome back!

The History and American Studies Department is holding an information session for all seniors who plan to take a HIST 485 or AMST 485 this coming Monday, 8/22.

The meeting will run from 5 – 5:45 pm in Monroe 210.

Dr. Ferrell will introduce the 485 senior thesis as well as provide helpful strategies and advice for all who will be writing one with their 485 mentors this fall. She will also discuss the History and American Studies symposium in which 485 students present their theses at the end of the semester.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The War in Ukraine–Panel Discussion and Q&A on Wed., March 9, 4pm

Along with much of the world, our community is shocked at Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis of this war, and the effects it will have on global security and the global economy. To discuss these recent events, a panel discussion followed by Q&A about the war in Ukraine will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 4pm. Please contact Prof. Harris (sharris at umw.edu) for the zoom link.

History and American Studies Symposium–Friday, April 30

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 30, 2021. All sessions will be on zoom.

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM—Court Politics and Education in Medieval Europe and the Ottoman Empire

Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Nic Ford, “Education in Medieval Europe: Influences, People, and Institutions”

Dalton Harley Coffey, “Capitularies of the Carolingian Period and their Impact on Carolingian Governance”

Jean-Pierre Maldonado, “The Spanish Monarchy: Campanella’s Blueprint for World Empire laid out by the Ottoman Sultanate”

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Cathleen Lewis–Four Space Programs, One Ferry Vehicle

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the following lecture by Dr. Cathleen Lewis of the National Air and Space Museum, which will take place on zoom on Tuesday, April 20, 4pm-5:30pm. Dr. Lewis is a curator at NASM specializing in the Soviet and Russian space programs. If you wish to attend, please contact Dr. Steven Harris (sharris at umw.edu) for the zoom link.

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/.

Leah Tams–Selling the Flights: Aviation in Historical Advertisements

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the forthcoming lecture by Leah Tams (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), “Selling the Flights: Aviation in Historical Advertisements.” Tams is presently a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC. The lecture will be on Tuesday, March 2, 4pm-5:30pm on zoom. Please email Dr. Harris (sharris at umw.edu) if you are interested in attending.

Roger Connor–Counternarratives in Public History: Aviation and Criminality

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture by Dr. Roger Connor, “Counternarratives in Public History: Aviation and Criminality.” Dr. Connor is a curator and historian at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. His lecture will take place on zoom on Tuesday, February 16, 4pm-5:30pm. For access to the zoom link, please contact Dr. Harris at sharris@umw.edu.