On April 28, 2016, James T. Patterson, Brown University professor emeritus and prize-winning historian, became one of the 10 people who got selected by the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for membership in the hall. Link to the article in Providence Journal can be found here.
On March 28, 2016, Prof. Howard P. Chudacoff's article - "Let's Not Pay College Athletes", was published on The Wall Street Journal. The link to the article can be found here.
Dr. Michael Vorenberg's talk on "Voting Rights and the Meaning of Freedom: The View from the Civil War Era", a part of the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series was broadcasted on WUIS NPR Illinois radio station on February 11, 2016. Each year, around the time of Lincoln's birthday, the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Springfield broadcasts the previous fall’s lectures on their public radio station. You can find the recap of the lecture here.
In her course “Refugees: A Twentieth-Century History,” Professor Vazira Zamindar presented students with the opportunity to confront the global refugee crisis through a small cardboard box and a smartphone. What the students saw was “The Displaced,” an eleven-minute virtual reality film created by the New York Times specifically to be viewed through a Google Cardboard apparatus. The Brown Daily Herald covered the experience in a February 16th article, which can be viewed here. In the article, Professor Zamindar was quoted as saying that she "planned the exercise for the course with the hope it would provoke students to think critically about the refugee crisis and how the news media portray displaced people."
How have the conditions we associate with "intimate life," matters of sex, sexuality, marriage, and more, been subject to state power in the twentieth-century United States? This three-part lectures series features historians whose research addresses such questions in the context of a post-slavery nation in which race also structured state rules governing intimate life.
February 18, 4:00 PM, Hillel Meeting Room
Kali Gross (University of Texas), "Why Hannah Mary Tabbs Matters: Race, Sex, and Violence in Post-Emancipation America"
March 14, 12:00 PM, Hillel Meeting Room
Grace Peña Delgado (University of California, Santa Cruz), "Border Intimacies: Prostitution, Sexual Policing, and the Early Mann Act, 1903-1917"
March 24, 4:00 PM, Science Center, 3rd FL, SciLi
Martin Summers (Boston College), " 'A Maze of Unintelligibility': Psychotherapy and African American Patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, 1900-1940"
Sponsored by: Department of History and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America