To Ph.D. student Marc Sanko, his historical research is not just about the past. It involves working with living communities and enabling them define their own heritage. This is why he is excited to join Latitude 36, an audio-visual production company out of London, for work on a community project looking at global Maltese migration. The fall, Marc was recruited to be the lead historian for North American Maltese migration by Latitude 36 as they prepare to run exhibits as part of Valletta 2018.Read More
Dr. Robert Blobaum brought in the new year with a book publication. His book, "A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during First World War" (Cornell Press, 2017), is the first history of Warsaw in World War I to appear in English.
From the cover: "In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's "forgotten war" of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum guides his readers through spy scares, bombardments, mass migratory movements, and the Russian evacuation of 1915. Industrial collapse marked only the opening phase of Warsaw’s wartime economic crisis, which grew steadily worse during the German occupation. Requisitioning and strict control of supplies entering the city resulted in scarcity amid growing corruption, rapidly declining living standards, and major public health emergencies."
Link to Cornell Press for more information: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100226260
Book discussion to be held for Dr. M'bayo's new book, Muslim Interpreters in Colonial Senegal, 1850-1920
The WVU History Department presents:Read More
Justin Power, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate, spent this past
summer researching at the Pequot Museum, through a program known as the
Graduate Humanities Internship. This program not only provided him hands on
experience in archives, it also allowed him the perfect opportunity to conduct research
for his dissertation.