Last month, the Undergraduate Council of Students honored Professor of History Joan Richards with the Teaching and Advising Award. Selected every year from over one hundred heartfelt submissions from the undergraduate student body, the award recognizes professors, advisors, and teaching assistants that have made a substantial impact in the lives of students.
On Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 pm, the History Department will hold our final session of the JCB/Brown British Atlantic Seminar in the JCB MacMillan Reading Room.
For this session, we are delighted to welcome Carla Pestana (UCLA), who will present on "The Initial Vision for an English Jamaica." As always, a light reception will follow the presentation and Q&A.
History PhD candidate Laura Perille has been named a Brown-Wheaton Faculty Fellow for 2014-15. Teaching a course called "Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Early Modern World" at Wheaton College, she says, "It is meaningful for us to bring our original course ideas to Wheaton, and gain insight into being a faculty member at a small liberal arts college."
Today, the Oxford University Press will release a new book by Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Jundt—Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America. The book reveals the history of environmentalism as a reaction to corporate capitalism amidst the anti-communist crusades of the Cold War.
On April 5, Professor Hu-Dehart was awarded the 2014 Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award by the National Association for Ethnic Studies. The award recognizes outstanding persons who demonstrate the same spirit of mentoring and commitment to students and faculty as Dr. Robert L. Perry, one of the earliest members of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and one of the first African Americans to earn a Ph.D. in sociology from Wayne State University.