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February 26, 2021

New Article Explores Regional Park System

Geographer Rob Briwa shines some light on state parks, which are often an understudied feature of United States cultural landscapes, but a treasure trove cultural and heritage.

February 26, 2021

Geography Professor Reflects on Reading

Geographer Rob Briwa hasn’t let the trials of the last year impede on his research, recently publishing the article, “Bird Watching with The Peregrine: Towards Literary Geographies of Comfort Reading.”

November 20, 2019

Fort Concho Elementary Students Texas History Course

On Nov. 20, 2019, 85 Concho Elementary 5th graders’ visited Dr. Powers’ History of Texas class. The Education Majors in History of Texas led a mini-Texas history lesson plan with groups of eight 5th graders. It was a great learning moment for both the college students as well as the Concho students! 

October 1, 2019

Prof. Dickmeyer Named NEH Summer Scholar

Prof. Dickmeyer won a competitive fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to attend the 4-week 2019 summer institute “Colonial Experiences and Their Legacies in Southeast Asia.” She is incorporating this material into several Asian history courses at ASU.

October 1, 2019

Prof. Lynch Publishes a New Book

Prof. Sarah Lynch published a new book, Medieval Pedagogical Writings: An Epitome, Fall 2018, which is out now in paperback and downloadable e-book. Check it out here.

December 17, 2018

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes on CNN

Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky has just published an opinion piece for CNN about Sesame Street’s latest storyline tackling homelessness. Her expertise is based on her research on “Sesame Street.” Read the article here. 

December 3, 2018

Angelo State History Department In the Top 10 of National Universities With Increasing Majors

In recent years, the numbers of history majors has been on the decline nationwide.

November 29, 2018

Prof. Ostrofsky Publishes an Annotated Bibliography

Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky has just published an annotated bibliography for interdisciplinary research on “Sesame Street” as part of Oxford University Press’s online collection of Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. She will continue to update it on as new works on the subject are published.

November 17, 2018

Department Faculty Present at the Annual Western History Association Meeting

On October 19 – 20, Profs. Jason Pierce and Kenna Lang Archer traveled to San Antonio to participate in the annual meeting of the Western History Association. Prof. Pierce talked about the disparate views of Texas created by different groups that settled the state while Prof. Archer talked about the politics of river improvement and the ways in which the state’s highly varied ecology complicated policy-making.

October 30, 2018

Humanities Month 2018 Ends with a Discussion of Wartime Culture, Memory, and Remembrance

Faculty 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.