Greg and Kevin Smith, grandfather and grandson are NIU students, went to the Orange Bowl to see our NIU Huskies play. An article about them and their documented trip were in the NIU Today.
History Graduate Student Conference on October 21, 2011 was huge success.
Graduate School Awards - April 24, 2012 Winners 2012
Clint Cargile (MA) is writing the history of the Sycamore Depot. Find out more in the DeKalb County InVironments Magazine article, September-October issue.
Congratulations to History students Natalie Cincotta, Jacob Lawrence, and Wayne Duerkes, who have been selected as 2012-2013 "Research Rookies" by the NIU Office of Student Engagement. They will be working with History Department faculty members on original research projects.
"University Honors Summer Scholar" 2012 - Wayne Duerkes, current History Club president. He will also hold the title "University Honors Scholar" during the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations.
Trude Jacobsen has been awarded a 2013-14 Visiting Fellow affiliation at the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Centre for History and Public
Policy and the Centre for Global Mental Health. She will deliver a seminar on
colonial psychiatry, and carry out research for her new book project,
Madness and Mental Health in Mainland Southeast Asia: Buddhism, Colonialism,
and Medical Modernities.
Taylor Atkins has been invited to give keynote addresses at two international conferences in 2013: at the April meeting of the European research project "Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities" in Salford and Manchester, UK; and in October at the second biennial conference of the East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society (IMS-EA) in Taipei, Taiwan, the theme of which will be "Musics in the Shifting Global Order."
Stanley Arnold, in conjunction with the Sycamore History Museum, was in a Midweek article about the 19th and 20th century history of local industrial sport team development.
J. D. Bowers has received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education from the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.
Professor Stan Arnold is quoted in this August 24, 2012, Kane County Chronicle article: "Batavia man's notes provide more than 20 years of details"
The Department is happy to welcome new faculty members in Fall 2012. Andy Bruno, Natalie Joy, Emma Kuby, and Andrea Smalley
Taylor Atkins will be Visiting Scholar at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Hikone, Japan in Spring of 2013.
Damian Fernandez has been awarded the Solmsen Fellowship of the Institute for Research in the Humanities-University of Wisconsin for academic year 2012-13. This fellowship recognizes excellence in research on pre-modern topics.
Anne Hanley is a member of a team that has been selected for a year-long grant to study the institutional history of Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (National Bank for Economic and Social Development). The project is based in the Economics Department of the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 2012-2013.
Ismael Montana has been appointed by UNESCO's International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project to serve as a coordinator of a project to promote research on the slave trade and slavery in the Arab and Islamic context.
Brian Sandberg has been selected as a participant in the NEH 2012 Summer Institute on "Networks and Knowledge in the Medieval Muslim-Christian-Jewish Mediterranean," in Barcelona, Spain. This Summer Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Mediterranean Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.