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Humanities Month Programming

Humanities Month Events and Videos

The Humanities Month programing was designed to showcase how one might use the War Stories collection in an academic capacity. As an interdisciplinary program that includes scholars from fields across the humanities, including English, Security Studies, Political Science, and Visual Arts, each scholar used the collection differently. 

The Department of History is proud to sponsor the first annual Humanities Month program at Angelo State University. Each year, faculty members from all departments in the College of Arts & Humanities will select a theme and each department will present on that theme during a designated month. This year, the theme is War Stories, based on the collection of material collected by Department of History faculty and students over the course of the past four years. The program this year (2018) is partially sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018: “’Make Way for Democracy!’: African American Veterans’ Fight for Equality During and After the Great War”: Prof. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin—Platteville.
    • Note: Location: Eldon Black Recital Hall, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive
    • Note: This event is also part of the Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018: “Service”: Profs. William Taylor (Dept. of Security Studies & Criminal Justice) and Matthew Gritter (Dept. of Political Science & Philosophy) will use War Stories collection material to discuss the broad topic of service. In addition, students from the Theatre Program, supervised by Profs. Ashley Meyer and Daniel Anderson will put on several short performances based on material from the War Stories collection.
    • Prof. Taylor’s talk is titled “War Stories, Military Service, and American Society.” Prof. Gritter’s talk is titled “‘We Are All Green, We’re All Blue’: War Stories, West Texas, and Latinos.” The title for the Theatre Program’s event, directed by Profs. Meyer and Anderson, is “War Stories: A Dramatic Interpretation.”
    • Note: Location: Eldon Black Recital Hall, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018: “’Oh Boy, That’s the Girl!’: Women and the Great War”: Prof. Kara D. Vuic, Texas Christian University.
    • Note: Location: C. J. Davidson Center, Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive
    • Note: This event is also part of the Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018: “Memory and Remembrance”: Profs. Laurence Musgrove (Dept. of English & Modern Languages), Timothy Bonenfant (Dept. of Visual & Performing Arts), and JongHwa Lee (Dept. of Communications & Mass Media) will use War Stories material to discuss issues pertaining to memory and remembrance.
    • Prof. Bonenfant’s talk is titled “Music and the Memory of War.” Prof. Lee’s talk is titled “Healing Wounds, Lingering Scars: The Rhetoric of Memory and Commemoration of Vietnam Among West Texas Veterans.” Prof. Musgrove’s talk is titled “‘Your Stone Came Today’: Vietnam Poems of Glenn Allison.”
    • Note: Location: Eldon Black Recital Hall, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive

For additional information, please contact the Department of History at 325-942-2324 or email at warstories@angelo.edu.

All events, unless otherwise noted, will begin at 7:00 P.M. and conclude by 8:30 P.M.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Humanities Month Concept

The Humanities Month programing was designed to showcase how one might use the War Stories collection in an academic capacity. As an interdisciplinary program that includes scholars from fields across the humanities, including English, Security Studies, Political Science, and Visual Arts, each scholar used the collection differently.