Pearl Ponce, Associate Professor in the Department of History, is pleased to announce that her book on Bleeding Kansas has been released. Entitled To Govern the Devil in Hell: The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas, it investigates the turmoil Kansas Territory experienced in the 1850s through the prism of governance. At issue in Kansas was whether the territory would join the Union as a slave or free state. The stakes were so high for the country that what began as a typical election scandal in 1854 escalated until this small territory had two competing governments and constitutions and a populace so driven by their ideological differences that they turned to violence in 1856 to try and settle them.
Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost
Please join me on Thursday, May 1st for the final Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.
Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger, Associate Professor and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, will be presenting “Sally Franklin Bache: Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?”
Professor Conger received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994. Her research interests include American Colonial and Revolutionary History and Women’s History.
Ithaca College Theatre will present a pre-show discussion with special guest Vivian Bruce Conger, Associate Professor at Ithaca College Department of History. The informational session, entitled "The Meaning of a Witch" will provide a critical and valuable historical look into the society of Salem, Massachusetts during the witch trials of 1692. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 12:45pm in Dillingham Studio 2, preceding the 2pm performance of "The Crucible" on Sunday, April 27th. We hope you will join us for this exciting discussion.
Jason Freitag (History) has written a chapter entitled “India’s Nietzsche: The Supermen in the East” in Todd Lewis & Bruce McCoy Owens, eds., Sucāruvādadeśika: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Theodore Riccardi. Kathmandu, Nepal: Himal Press, 2014.
History majors Jonathan Lee and Charles Russak presented research papers at the 2014 West/Central New York Phi Alpha Theta Conference at SUNY Buffalo on April 5. Jonathan Lee presented "The Road to Critical Mass: Science, Fear, and the Journey to the Bomb," which he wrote in Dr. Michael Trotti's senior seminar. Charles Russak's "'Let the Servant be Treated as a Man:' Domestic Servants, Masculinity and the Franchise" written in Dr. Karin Breuer's senior seminar, won a conference prize.