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Florida Holocaust Museum Internship Opportunity
The USF Library, History Department and Florida Holocaust Museum seek two students to create a virtual tour of the museum’s permanent exhibits. Students will be mentored by Barbara Lewis of the USF Library’s Digital Media Commons for the technical aspects of the project and by Dr. Jennifer Rodgers, a post-doctoral fellow who has extensive international experience in working in Holocaust studies. Dr. Rodgers has worked for the US Government on Holocaust related issues and is currently finishing a book on Holocaust archives in the post war era.
Students may either have a particular interest in the Holocaust, or in digital humanities, museum studies or public history. The selected candidates will earn three hours of either undergraduate or graduate credit per semester. The project will likely run for two semesters. Students will not only be responsible for creating the virtual tour, but will be required to meet with Prof. Rodgers and read historical documents and secondary scholarship in order to contextualize their practical experience at the museum.
Interested students should send a CV and letter of interest as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2016 to Prof. Julie Langford (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interviews will be conducted on Friday, August 26. Students will begin meeting with Dr. Rodgers on August 30.
The History Department's New Graduate Student Orientation and Open house will be held August 18th from 10am-3pm: please view the flyer here
Congratulations to Brittany Merritt, now Dr. Merritt, as she recently became our department's second PhD graduate!
Congratulations Jason Vickers, Ph.D.!
Prof. John Belohlavek and Jason Vickers, PhD '15, at Fall Commencement. Vickers is the first graduate of USF's PhD program in history.
USF History Ph.D candidate Keegan Shepherd has won a Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grant to conduct research at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, Missouri. Keegan will use the award to research federal educational policy during the 1940s as part of his work on the history of standardized testing. As he argues, “the decisions made during the Truman Administration helped make standardized testing a defining feature of modern American life.” Congratulations!
The History Department is pleased to welcome two Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences!
Jennifer L. Rodgers (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2014) and Christopher Stroop (PhD, Stanford University, 2012)
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History Major Ivana Lam wins prestigious Frost Scholarship
Ivana Lam earned a prestigious Frost Scholarship, which will support her at Oxford University in 2015-2016. She was admitted into Oxford's Msc program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. She just defended an Honor's thesis in the History department. As a Frost Scholar, Ivana has been invited to attend the June meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (to be held at USF) in order to meet Patricia Frost, the BOG member who endowed the fellowship
Two CAS faculty awarded a major grant from the American Council of Learned Societies
History Department Chair Fraser Ottanelli and Professor of Anthropology Elizabeth Bird have been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship to study Nigeria at War: History, Memory, and Memorialization of the Asaba Massacre See https://www.acls.org/research/cr.aspx?id=4378
Publication of new book Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 by Stephen Prince
The book offers a reconceptualization of the period between the end of the Civil War and the rise of Jim Crow segregation, centered on the changing visions of the South at play in U.S. culture. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Steve demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.
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View the Spring 2016 History Department newsletter here!