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.
Jonathan Ablard, associate professor of history and co-director of the Latin American Studies program, has published an essay in Perspectives, the newsletter of the American Historical Association.
On Friday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m. in Clark Lounge, the Department of History will induct 20 new members into Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society.