The Robert Ryan professorship was established in 2001 as part of a $720,000 bequest from professor emeritus Robert Ryan, who passed away in 2000 following a 42-year career at Ithaca College. He came to the College in 1956 and was instrumental in creating both the history major and history honors program. He served as department chair from 1969 to 1979 and again from 1985 to 1986. His teaching...
Vivian Bruce Conger, History, has published "'There Is Graite Odds between A Mans being At Home And A Broad': Deborah Read Franklin and the Eighteenth-Century Home" in the journal Gender and History, Volume 21, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 592-607.
Vivian Bruce Conger, associate professor of history, has been selected as a 2009-2010 American Philosophical Society Library Resident Fellow.
ITHACA, NY — “Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Power After 1945” is the title of a talk being given at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 16. The presentation by Penny M. Von Eschen is scheduled for 7 p.m. in room 111 of the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. It is free and open to the public.
During the 1960s and ’70s, the U.S....
Vivian B. Conger, associate professor of history, has published The Widows' Might: Widowhood and Gender in Early British America (New York University Press, 2009)