Dr. Ed Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will be on campus Tuesday, February 24, to share insights from his new book The Other Half Hasn’t Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books) and from his crowdsourcing project, Freedom on the Move. In a review of Dr. Baptist’s new book, the Daily Beast notes that “Baptist turns the long-accepted argument that slavery was economically inefficient on its head, and argues that it was an integral part of America's economic rise."
As part of her work with the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations, Celina Foran co-authored an article on Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The article," 'If they kill me, I will be reborn'-Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood," appears in the CUSLAR newsletter and in the Venezuelan news service, TeleSUR. A History and Sociology double major, Celina is an intern with CUSLAR.
At the 2015 American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Ali Erkan (Computer Science), Michael Smith (History/Environmental Studies and Sciences), Matt Klemm (History), Steve Lam (Computer Science, Class of 2013) presented the history and results of their multi-year experiment with a digital teaching and learning tool they have developed.
Conger, Associate Professor and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities, was interviewed for and subsequently made a brief appearance in “Franklin's Spark: 1720-1765,” an episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, Sam Katz, Executive Producer, History Making Productions. The episode aired Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. on 6abc/WPVI-TV.
As one of the top scholars on the subject of lynching and mob violence in the post-Civil War U.S. South, the Journal of American History invited Dr. Trotti to contribute a response to an essay by historian Michael Pfeifer. In "The Multiple States and Fields of Lynching Scholarship" Journal of American History 101(December 2014): 852-3. Dr Trotti offers a review and critique of Dr. Pfeifer's essay “At the Hands of Parties Unknown? The State of the Field of Lynching Scholarship.”