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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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The AIA Tampa Bay Society Chapter announces the upcoming lecture:
“They Died With Their Boots On: Roman Hobnail Burials at Gordion, Turkey”
by Andrew Goldman, AIA Kershaw Lecturer (Dept. of History, Gonzaga University)
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 PM
C.W. “Bill” Young Hall (CWY) 109
University of South Florida Tampa Campus
Burial practices tend to vary widely between disparate cultures, and this is perhaps nowhere more evident than at the site of Gordion (Turkey), occupied almost continuously from the Early Bronze Age to Medieval times. Among the many cemeteries located here, three Roman ones were excavated between 1950 and 1994, and the objects and skeletal remains recovered from these cemeteries have helped to shape our understanding of Roman life at this rural town. The most enigmatic of all the burial types are those containing the remains of hobnail boots, found in nearly a third of the total Roman period graves. Were these Roman soldiers, who literally died with their boots on, serving on the outskirts of empire? Come see what new excavations have now revealed about these enigmatic burials.
Files from New Graduate and G.A. Orientations 2015:
Welcome New Graduate Students Powerpoint Presentation
Graduate Assistants Powerpoint Presentation