Blogs

My Summer Internship with the Layers of London Project

Lacey Bonar is a PhD Student studying medieval Europe.She was awarded a WVU Humanities Grant to intern with the Layers of London Project during the summer of 2017.

“Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain”

History Majors present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Designing Her Own Programs: Jessica Hogbin Gains Museum Experience Volunteering at Watts Museum

Jessica Hogbin is a Freshman WVU student studying history. She has become involved with the Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum as well as the History Club/ Phi Alpha Theta in her time on campus.

Castles, Samurai, and Old Heritage: Lauren Griffin's Year in Japan

Lauren Griffin, history major, is studying abroad in Japan during the 2017-2018  academic year. She is the recipient of a prestigious Boren Scholarship to learn Japanese in Japan.  Lauren Griffen

Professor Kolander participates in summer seminar on Israel Studies

Kenny Kolander (Ph.D. 2016) is an alumni from our program and now a Visiting Professor. He studies twentieth century United States  history with a focus on foreign relations with the Middle East generally, and Israel specifically. He teaches courses in United States and Middle Eastern History and serves as co-faculty adviser to History Club/Phi Alpha Theta. 

The Tenants of Wincobank Hall: The Reads of Sheffield and their Legacy.

Autumn Mayle is a fifth-year PhD candidate interested in nineteenth century British history and women’s and gender history. Her dissertation is titled, "Public Homes versus Public Houses: Gendered Conceptions of Power, Respectability, and Domesticity in Sheffield, 1820-1880.” She spent the summer in Sheffield, England interning and performing dissertation research at the Sheffield City Archives. Autumn received a Graduate Humanities Internship to fund this experience. 

Elizabeth Satterfield: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

  “How was your summer?” This ambiguous question tends to haunt college students during the first few weeks of the semester.  They begin to wonder if they had a good summer, a great summer, a poor summer, or a summer at all.  Where did summer go?  What did I do? Soon, summer becomes a hazy memory and the worries of the semester overtake our thoughts.