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Professor Gorby nominated for an Emmy for research on Mine Wars documentary

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. 

Dr. Siekmeier publishes new book on Latin American Nationalsim

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 rest 

Dr. Keliher publishes field changing article in discipline’s most prestigious journal

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.

Alumni publishes new book, Hillbilly Hellraisers

J. Blake Perkins contributes to modern political discussion  

WVU represents at North American Labor History Conference

Professors and Graduate Students present their research on multiple panels

Public History Classes travel to Charleston

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. 

Max Planck Institute profiles Professor Michele Stephens

Article originally published on August 11, 2017 on the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. Link to original article can be found here.