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  • Lecture and Colloquium
    On May 9-10, UD will welcome Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin for a public lecture “A History of Computing Citizenship” and a colloquium “The Pipeline Fallacy: My Work as a Woman around STEM.”
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  • History Faculty News
    Our UD History faculty in the news
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  • Spring 2019 History Workshop
    The 43rd annual History Workshop runs Tuesday, Feb. 19th throuh May 7th at 12:30 in 203 Munroe Hall.
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  • A lasting legacy
    The Colored Conventions Project, founded and hosted at UD, organized a celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass to mark the famed activist's 201st birthday.
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  • Apr
    30
    Apr. 30th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    The History Workshop meets in 203 Munroe Hall at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm and are followed by discussion ending at 1:30 pm. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.

    Speaker: Carrie Glenn, University of Delaware
    Title: The 1802 Fire at Cap-Français and Women's Market Participation on the Eve of Haitian Independence 
  • May
    2
    May 2nd, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Trabant Theatre
     
  • May
    7
    May 7th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    The History Workshop meets in 203 Munroe Hall at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm and are followed by discussion ending at 1:30 pm. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.

    Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown​ University
    Title: But You Don't Have an Archive 
  • May
    9
    May 9th, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    116 Gore Hall
    Joy Lisi Rankin
    "A History of Computing Citizenship"

    Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin is a feministi, anti-racist historian, and a Contributing Editor for Lady Science. She is also a consultant for the documentaries The Birth of BASIC and The Queen of Code and for the television show Girls Code. Rankin was an Exchange Scholar at MIT while earning her doctorate in History from Yale University, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prior to entering the academy, she had a successful career launching educational programs for students of all ages, which took her around the country.

    Cosponsored by the Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, the UD ADVANCE Institute, and the departments of History, Women & Gender Studies, Computer & Information Sciences, and Electrical & Computer Engineering. 
  • May
    10
    May 10th, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
    Purnell 233B
    Joy Lisi Rankin
    The Pipeline Fallacy: My Work as a Woman around STEM

    Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin is a feministi, anti-racist historian, and a Contributing Editor for Lady Science. She is also a consultant for the documentaries The Birth of BASIC and The Queen of Code and for the television show Girls Code. Rankin was an Exchange Scholar at MIT while earning her doctorate in History from Yale University, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prior to entering the academy, she had a successful career launching educational programs for students of all ages, which took her around the country.

    Cosponsored by the Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, the UD ADVANCE Institute, and the departments of History, Women & Gender Studies, Computer & Information Sciences, and Electrical & Computer Engineering.  
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  • Michael L Dickinson, PhD
    Assistant Professor, African American History

    ​My academic training at the University of Delaware was exceptional. I had the pleasure of obtaining my bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from this university. The talented faculty and invaluable resources provided by the University and its departments of History and Africana Studies equipped me with the intellectual tools to achieve my career goal of becoming a history professor at a research university.

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  • Holly M. Golder
    Supervisor of Social Studies

    ​My history education degree from the University of Delaware provided me with strong content background and the ability to create lessons to meet state and national standards. My connection to UD’s history education program did not end after graduation. The program’s continued help and support has been an integral part of my success in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Nalleli Guillen
    Historian and Project Manager, Revealing Long Island History Project

    ​My education at the University of Delaware paved my way to a career in public history. I was trained to scrutinize all matter of historical evidence from manuscripts and advertisements to photographs and objects. I also learned how to integrate my research into contemporary academic conversations in new ways.  Through opportunities like the Delaware Public Humanities Institute and hands-on work museum experience I developed a toolkit that has prepared me to share my love of history with diverse audiences.

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  • Nicholas Ustaski
    Law Clerk

    ​The UD History Department did an excellent job training me in research and writing skills so that I have been able to succeed and thrive in my post-graduate legal field and community.

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  • Andrew Bedell
    Social Studies Teacher, Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    ​My time in the the Social Studies Education program challenged my perception of instruction and gave me an open and friendly environment to discover the teacher I wanted to become. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim always had their doors open for help and encouragement. Their continued communication and support of me even today is a reflection of their passion for education and the achievement of their students. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of their tremendous program.

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  • Ai Hisano
    Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics

    ​Scholarly training, mentorship, and friendship at the University of Delaware opened the door to a new career path. An academic program with an emphasis on business history and the history of technology, weekly lunch-time workshops, and lectures at the university and other institutions such as the Hagley Museum and Library were invaluable opportunities for me to broaden my intellectual boundaries and look at my research project from multiple angles. In such a stimulating environment, generous support and encouragement from faculty and other graduate students helped me complete graduate study and prepare for the next step as a scholar. My forthcoming book "Visualizing Taste: Business, Color, and the Creation of American Food" will be published in 2019 or early 2020 by Harvard University Press.

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  • Jaimin Carter
    Director of K-12 Teacher Academy Program/ Social Studies Teacher

    ​The Social Studies Education Program's innovative approach to teaching instruction fostered my ability to create and teach high quality lesson plans. Everyone says that your first year is the hardest, but mine felt like a breeze, and I credit it to the rigor and high expectations set by the Social Studies Education program.

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  • Kendall Barger
    Social Studies Instructor

    ​Completing the social studies education program was the best decision I made in college for my career and my proudest accomplishment at UD. The experience was challenging, rigorous, and inspiring. Thanks to the professors and the program they designed, I entered my classroom prepared and excited to teach my students!

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  • Alan Meyer
    Associate Professor, History of Technology and Aviation History

    ​Delaware’s generous funding allowed me to concentrate on my coursework and early research until I reached a point where I could successfully compete for the national-level fellowships that helped me finish my dissertation. And the program’s small size fostered a camaraderie both in and outside the classroom that forged professional connections and lifelong friendships I continue to value two decades after I showed up for my first day of graduate school.

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  • Margaret (Maggie) Gammie
    Social Studies Teacher

    The History Education program at UD equipped me with a tool chest full of innovative teaching strategies and detailed content knowledge. I loved the way that Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim modelled enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor for us in the History Ed program. I continue to use their example as the basis for my teaching practices as I enter my 5th year of teaching.

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