War Stories News and Events
War Stories Events
Humanities Month 2018 Ends with a Discussion of Wartime Culture, Memory, and RemembranceFaculty members from three departments in the College of Arts & Humanities participated in the final Humanities Month event for the fall 2018 semester. All of these faculty members used material collected by History Department faculty and students for the NEH-funding War Stories Project. Prof. Timothy Bonenfant (Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts) discussed the musical culture of the Vietnam War Era. Prof. ?JongHwa Lee? (Dept. of Communications & Mass Media) talked about the importance of war memorials and focused on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Prof. ?Laurence Musgrove? (Dept. of English & Modern Languages) analyzed the poems of local veteran Glenn Allison.
Prof. Kara Vuic, a professor of history at Texas Christian University, spoke with a packed audience in the C. J. Davidson Conference Center on Tuesday, October 23. This was the final event in the fall 2018 Great War Series and the third event in the Humanities Month series. Prof. Vuic talked about the experiences of women who wished to contribute to the Great War effort and answered multiple questions from the engaged audience.
War Stories Project Featured in Magazine for the American Historical AssociationThe National Endowment for the Humanities-funded War Stories Project, co-directed by Profs. ?Christine Lamberson? and ?Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai?, was featured in ?Perspectives?, the magazine of the American Historical Association. Interested parties can read the article by clicking this link.
The College of Arts & Humanities began its first Humanities Month in October 2018. The events feature lectures by both Angelo State faculty and outside guests. The first event with Angelo State faculty took place on October 16 in the Eldon Black Recital Hall and featured lectures by Prof. William A. Taylor (Dept. of Security Studies & Criminal Justice) and Prof. Matthew Gritter (Dept. of Political Science & Philosophy). Both professors used material collected by the History Department’s War Stories team over the course of four years. In addition, Profs. Ashley Meyer and Daniel Anderson from the Theatre Program (Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts), used select stories from the collection to put together a dramatic presentation that featured some first-year students. Around 200 attendees came out for this event.
In the first Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series event of the 2018-19 Academic Year, Prof. David Krugler (University of Wisconsin–Platteville) spoke to over 200 attendees about the challenges that African Americans faced during the Great War Era. He talked about their fight for equality in a deeply racist American society, in the press, and in the criminal justice system.
In the News
- War Stories Attends Event Honoring Vietnam Veterans
- Great War Lecture Series: Chemical Warfare in the Great War
- Latino-American Veterans Roundtable
- War Stories Project Featured on Local Television Station on Veterans Day 2015
- Bridging the Academic and Public Divide
- Great War Lecture Series: Former Angelo State President Hindman Discusses Diplomacy and U-Boats
- Great War Lecture Series Commences
- War Stories through the eyes of West Texans