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Angelo State University Department of History, Fall 2018

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  • Prof. Ostrofsky

    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

  • Angelo State University Department of History, Fall 2018
  • Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky
    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.
  • Prof. Jason Pierce
    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.
  • Prof. Timothy Bonenfant (Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts) at the final Humanities Month eve...
    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.
  • Prof. Kara Vuic, Department of History, Texas Christian University, spoke to a packed audience in...
    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.
  • Profs. Wongsrichanalai and Lamberson, co-directors of the NEH-supported War Stories Project.
    The 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.
  • Prof. William A. Taylor, Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, participates in the...
    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.
  • Prof. David Krugler, Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin--Platteville, spoke at the first G...
    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.
  • Prof. John Klingemann, chair of the Dept. of History, discusses changing demographics in the Stat...
    Prof. John E. Klingemann, department chair, spoke at this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month event on September 13, 2018 in the C. J. Davidson Conference Center.
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