Dr. Hal Gorby's contributing research for the PBS documentary "Mine Wars" helped the film earn a News and Documentary Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Research. Although the film did not win at the award's ceremony earlier this month, Dr. Gorby was recognized for his research in the nomination forms.Read More
Professor James Siekmeier recently published new book, Latin American Nationalism: Identity in a Globalizing World (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). In this book, Dr. Siekmeier looks at nationalism as a durable theme in movements in Latin America, as well as Latin American relations to the restRead More
Macabe Keliher recently published an article in the American Historical Review (AHA). AHA is the the most prestigious journal in the historical field renown its for cutting edge research. His article, "The Problem of Imperial Relatives in Early Modern Empires and the Making of Qing China,"( The American Historical Review , Volume 122, Issue 4, 1 October 2017, Pages 1001–1037) provides ground-breaking research into the role of familial relations in Qin China's leadership. Find the article on the American Historical Review's website .Read More
Professors and Graduate Students present their research on multiple panelsRead More
On October 11 the public history classes took a field trip to the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. Students in these classes had the opportunity to learn from professionals working in the public history field in various capacities. Our Public History classes this semester contain a mix of MA students with a concentration in Public History, MA students from other historical fields, and PhD graduate students from varied fields.
Students visited the West Virginia State Archives and learned about their highway marker program. Students in HIST 750: Public History Methods have the option of writing a highway marker as a class project. Joe Geiger, Director of WV State Archives, provided a tour of the archives and an inside look at the collections.