News & Events:
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:00pm
The history department is co-sponsoring an approved cultural event on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:00pm in Plowden Auditorium, which will feature a lecture entitled, "Gender, Militarism, and U.S.-Latin American Relations," by Father Roy Borgeois, a life-long social activist, Cathoic Priest, and the founder of the School of Americas Watch.
Father Roy Bourgeois has been active in leading the movement to close the School of the Americas since the 1980s because of its reputation as a school that teaches Latin American soldiers how to commit human rights abuses against its own citizens. He was personal friends with two of the four U.S. churchwomen who were killed in El Salvador by soldiers who were trained at the SOA. He also witnessed firsthand the abuses of a Latin American military dictatorship while serving as a priest in Bolivia in the 1970s. This will be Father Roy’s third visit to Winthrop. This time he will share not only his experiences working to end military violence in Latin America, but his efforts to work with Catholic women to seek their right to serve as Catholic priests.
Friday, February 1, 2013 2:30pm
Dr. Danke Li, associate professor of History at Fairfield University in Connecticut, will be the guest lecturer at an approved cultural event hosted by the History department. The event entitled, "Rethinking Resistance: Ordinary Chinese Women in Chongqing during WWII," will be held on February 1, 2013 at 2:30pm in Kinard 018.
The History Department is pleased to offer the 2013 Advanced Placement Summer Institute this summer. Read more about Winthrop University's Summer 2013 AP United States and World History Institute.
Current Student News:
A paper written by History student Jonathan Hennika has been accepted for the 2013 North Carolina State University Graduate Student History Conference. Jonathan also received $200 from the conference committee to help cover his travel expenses. Congratulations, Jonathan!
Scott Dunn, who recently completed the MA program in History at Winthrop University, won "Best Paper" at a national conference held at the University of Alabama. Mr. Dunn's paper, which chronicles the history of Playboy magazine and its role in the civil rights movement, will be published by The University of Alabama Press in the near future. Well done, Scott!
Brooke Bauer, an alumna of both the BA and MA History programs at Winthrop University, is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has had fellowships at the Newberry Library and the Smithsonian Institute.
Angela Alexander received both her BA and MA in History from Winthrop University, and also completed a Master's degree in Divinity Studies at Harvard University. Currently, Ms. Alexander is a presidential scholar in the Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia.
Whitney Denton, an alumna of the History department, was recently named teacher of the year at Statesville High School! Congratulations, Whitney!
Dr. Gregory Crider, chair and professor of history, helped commemorate two important Mexican anniversaries with the publication of an anthology. Crider and Jürgen Buchenau, chair and professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, have published México: 1810-1910-2010, an anthology recognizing the anniversary of Mexico’s independence and revolution with ten English- and Spanish-language scholarly articles in a diverse range of disciplines. For more information, see this story. Access the publication
In Southern Cold Warrior (Xlibris, 2011), Eddie Lee, associate professor of history, explores the life and times of Congressman James P. Richards, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. For more information, see page two of the recent F.Y.I.
The History Department is honored to announce that Dr. Jason Silverman is the inaugural recipient of the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professorship. The Professorship is a distinctive honor and will create opportunities for Dr. Silverman to advance his research and to promote student learning. A prolific scholar and award-winning teacher, Dr. Silverman has taught and mentored innumerable undergraduate and graduate students in his years of service to the department and university. Read more about Dr. Silverman and the Palmer Professorship.