for Women Award Winners
to History doctoral students Shannon Missick-Wood (photo left) and Tina Peabody
who both earned UAlbany Initiatives for Women (IFW) awards. Missick-Wood is
ways government policies created urban food deserts, or places where access to
nutritious foods was limited. Peabody’s work examines the history of garbage collection
and disposal in New York City between 1890 and 1900 with a specific focus
on the ways changing disposal methods shaped social and racial hierarchies
and impacted the city's relationship with outlying regions. Both Missick-Wood
and Peabody workshopped their proposals in History 500, taught by Professor
Sheila Curran Bernard.
Patricia Stocking Brown
Research Award Winners
Congratulations to History
Major Brittany Frederick and Public History M.A. student Justin Holzer for
winning the 2015 Patricia Stocking Brown Research Award for Feminist Social
Justice Research from the University at Albany’s University Libraries M.E.
Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.
The History Department is pleased to report that two of its recent Ph.D. graduates are recipients of the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Dissertation Award.
They are: Camelia Lenart for her dissertation, "The European Response to Martha Graham's Tours during the 1950s and 1960s" and Anette Lippold for her dissertation "Christian Marriage Counseling in Weimar and Nazi Germany." Both dissertations were directed by Professor Dan S. White and this is the first time in the department’s history where a faculty mentor has had two dissertations win the prize in the same year. Here they are at the Graduate Student Organization’s end of the year celebration. Congratulations to all.
2015 History Department Undergraduate Research Symposium
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 fourteen students participated in the first-ever Undergraduate Research Symposium. (Twelve are pictured here).
And they did the history department proud.
They placed their work in the context of other scholarship in the field of history.
They presented compelling presentations that were well-organized and thoughtful.
They schooled the audience on a broad range of topics--from leaders from Joseph Mobutu to Sir Alan Cunningham to General Pershing, understanding women’s anti-suffrage campaigns to Polish immigrants’ religious institutions, insects that powered the colonial economy to prison riots.
Special congratulations to Brad Galka, class of 2015, who was awarded the top researcher award; Marven Corrielus, for the early excellence in historical research; Dylan Iadanza, for best international history, and Gail Bensen, who was awarded the Reedy Prize for best history writing in the 2014-2015 school year.
David Ostergren Wins 2015 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research
Using primary sources in Spanish, Nahuatl (the Aztec language), and English translations, Ostergren's award-winning research takes a critical look at the changes in native social structures in sixteenth-century Mexico that came about in the wake of the conquest by the Spanish. Focusing on the semi-independent native region of Tlaxcala, Ostergren analyzes the social disruption caused by the cultivation of a rare dyestuff, cochineal, by native commoners. Before the conquest, the traffic in the dye was strictly controlled by the native nobility. With the conquest, the nobles lost their monopoly over the trade. Commoners were able to amass significant wealth in the trade and with their new-found wealth began to challenge the authority of the native lords.
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society - Chi Delta Chapter and Professor Dan S. White welcomed new members.
On Friday April 17th Professor Richard Hamm gave a talk "How and Why I Became a Historian and What It Might Mean to You".
Veeder Wins Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to UAlbany History graduate student Stacy Veeder for earning an Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship, which will fund a month of study in Poland and Slovakia where she will take courses in Jewish history, collective memory, and genocide studies at the Auschwitz State Museum.
2014 Winter Commencement
The 2014 Winter Commencement Ceremony was held on December 7th. Pictured here are Alice Malavasic, Professor Dan S. White, and Ileana Camelia Lenart, two of the three students that were awarded a PhD degree in History.