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  • Feb
    25
    Women's Film Series
    Feb. 25th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    004 Kirkbride Hall
    33rd Women's History Month Film Series
    Heroic Women of our Time

    Mondays, Feb. 18- March 18, 2019
    The Rape of Recy Taylor
    Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story.
    Speaker: Rebecca Davis, Department of History, University of Delaware
    Free and Open to the Public 
  • Feb
    26
    History Workshop
    Feb. 26th, 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.

    ​Geoff Bil, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, New York Botanical Garden
    Title: Fields of Empire: Science and Ethnoscience in Twentieth-Century Southeast Asia  
  • Feb
    27
    Careers in History, Museums and More!
    Feb. 27th, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    203 John Munroe Hall
    Opportunity to learn more about careers in history, museum, Enghish and other creative fields. Meg Hutchins, Museum Studies Program Coordinator and Nichole Hichner, Career Serices Counselor will lead a panel of experienced professionals there to answer your questions. 
  • Mar
    4
    Women's Film Series
    Mar. 4th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    004 Kirkbride Hall
    33rd Women's History Month Film Series
    Heroic Women of our Time

    Mondays, Feb. 18- March 18, 2019
    RBG
    Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “Notorious RBG,” Supreme Court Justice, women’s rights champion, legal pioneer, super diva with hand weights, opera lover, and 85-year-old pop culture icon. RBG explores her life and career, providing important historical context for her role in shaping today’s women’s rights landscape.
    Speaker: Claire Rasmussen, Department of Political and International Relations & Women & Gender Studies, University of Delaware
    Free and Open to the Public 
  • Mar
    11
    Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture
    Mar. 11th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Memorial Hall, Rm 127
    Speaker: Dr. Mabel O. Wilson
    Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Architecture and Race in Jefferson’s America

    Mabel O. Wilson is Professor of Architecture, co-director of Global Africa Lab, and Associate Director at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. She is currently writing Building Race and Nation, a book about how slavery influenced early American civic architecture.

    The presentation is free and open to the public

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History, UD College of Arts & Sciences’ Paul R. Jones Initiative & Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center  
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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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