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AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Humboldt State University re-entry students (returning or have returned after a minimum of a 5-year absence) Enrolled full-time in upper division or graduate level courses A resident of Humboldt or Del Norte county Grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Range: $250-$1500

Click here to download our 2014-2015 scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded in December at the Humboldt Branch’s Annual Gala, which is the event that raises funds for next year’s scholarships.

For additional information see the AAUW website or facebook site:
http://humboldt-ca.aauw.net/education/scholarship/
https://www.facebook.com/AauwHumboldt


Commencement 2014

Dear History graduates, You, your family, and your friends are cordially invited to attend a reception in your honor following the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Join History faculty in the Founders Hall courtyard immediately following the ceremony for conversation and refreshments. We hope to see you there!


History Club Movie Night: “The Iron Lady”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, May 1. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “The Iron Lady,” in which an elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Midnight Cowboy”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 24. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Midnight Cowboy,” the story of a naive male prostitute and his sickly friend as they struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “12 Years a Slave”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 17. The featured film will be “12 Years a Slave.” Set in antebellum United States, it’s the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Hope and Glory”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 3. The featured film, presented by Dr. Dakota Hamilton, will be “Hope and Glory.” British writer/director John Boorman draws an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the Blitz. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan finds his childhood to be a time of great danger – and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy’s young life is shaped – and even enriched – by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man’s most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Inherit the Wind”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 13. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Inherit the Wind.” Based on a real-life case in 1925, it’s the story of two great lawyers who argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship

The History Department is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a History student who will be a junior or senior in academic year 2014-15 and who preferably has an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States. (The recipient must be planning to enroll as a full-time student – 12 units – in fall 2014.) Native American students who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school will be given special consideration.

The scholarship was established by Guy Aronoff, a lecturer in Humboldt State University’s History Department, and his wife, Judy Johnston.

The deadline to apply is March 2.

To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed below. Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships (not just “recommended” scholarships) and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”

A name and email address for a faculty member who can provide a recommendation for you. An email asking them to submit an electronic recommendation will be sent to them when you save or submit this application so make sure you’ve contacted them in advance. A writing sample from a Humboldt State history class, preferably on the history of California or the western United States. If you are a graduate of a Humboldt County charter or high school, or member of a federally recognized Native American tribe, supporting documentation such as a copy of a high school transcript or diploma, or tribal identification of some kind.

16th International Latino Film Festival

I am writing to let you know that you can still register for the upcoming International Latino Film Seminar, to be held March 4, 5 and 6, 2014, at the historical Arcata Minor Theater.

This year, with the help of guest lecturer, Dr. Gladys M. Ilarregui from University of Delaware, we will be showing three extraordinary films from Chile. This year’s picks include: Violeta se fue a los cielos by Andrés Woods; No by Pablo Larraín; and Play by Alicia Scherson.

Each evening, Dr. Ilarregui will introduce the films at 6 p.m., and following the screening she will join HSU and CR panelists to comment on their content. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles, and the panel discussions will take place in English.

If you are interested in receiving 1 unit of academic credit in Spanish (SPAN 396), History (HIST 396), or Ethnic Studies (ES 396), the deadline to register is Monday, February 17. For a permission number of if you have questions about scheduling conflicts, please email the instructor.

Students who are enrolled in this course gain free entry to the seminar and are required to complete an additional assignment. General admission tickets will be for sale at the door: $6 for students with ID and seniors, or $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the festival.

Contact the instructor, Julie Raich at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or the World Languages and Cultures Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 707.826.3226 for further information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Presentation by Bernie Marks WWII Holocaust survivor


History Club Movie Night: “The King and I”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 13. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The King and I,” a musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam’s children.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Princess Mononoke”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 12. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Princess Mononoke,” the story of Ashitaka, a young warrior inflicted with a deadly curse who must leave his village in search of a cure. In his journey, he finds himself embroiled in a war between a mining community and the forest gods, on whose side fights Princess Mononoke, a human raised by a wolf-god.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “California State of Mind”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, December 5. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown,” the story of how Pat Brown shaped the future of modern California and the obstacles he faced.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Battle of Algiers”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 21. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The Battle of Algiers,” an account of the Algerian revolution against the French, the bloodiest revolution in modern history.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Undergraduates at the AHA Annual Meeting

Undergraduates at the AHA Annual Meeting


History Club Movie Night: “The Court Jester”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 31. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “The Court Jester,” in which a hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Sullivan’s Travels”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 24. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Sullivan’s Travels,” the story of a director of escapist films who goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life … which gives him a rude awakening.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Paths of Glory”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 17. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “Paths of Glory,” the story of soldiers in World War I who refuse to continue with an impossible attack and whose superior officers decide to make an example of them.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “King Leopold’s Ghost”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 10. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “King Leopold’s Ghost,” a documentary about the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Lion in Winter”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 3. The featured film will be “The Lion in Winter,” in which King Henry II’s wife and three sons plot to force him to choose an heir to the throne.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Awards Open for Applications

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award honors fifteen college seniors majoring in American history or American studies. Past winners have attended private lectures by David W. Blight, Kenneth T. Jackson, and other leading scholars.

Why Apply?

  • Attend private seminars with eminent historians *
  • Experience historic documents firsthand during private archive visits *
  • Celebrate with fellow winners at the exclusive University Club in NYC *
  • Travel (up to $600) and accommodation costs covered by Gilder Lehrman *

Apply Now


History Club Movie Night: “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 26. The featured film will be “Hyde Park on Hudson,” the story of the love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt State University Bilateral Exchange

The deadline for applications to the Humboldt State University Bilateral Exchange Program is Oct. 1st. Students who meet the program specific eligibility requirements must go to the Study Abroad website at: http://www.humboldt.edu/goabroad to apply (under ‘S’ on the HSU home page).

Bilateral Exchanges are a wonderful way for students to study abroad! These programs have a very short turnaround time so earlier applications are encouraged.


Constitution Day Quiz Bowl 2013


Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity – Historian, GS-1070-7, 1039 – Lava Beds NM and WWII Valor in the Pacific, Tulelake

To view the full announcement, please click on the link below!

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343340700


History Club Movie Night: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The featured film will be “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins.” In the not too distant future, a man and his robots are trapped on the Satellite of Love, where evil scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. This time, it’s the classically bad 1980s film “Hobgoblins.”
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m


History Club Movie Night: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The featured film will be “Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins.” In the not too distant future, a man and his robots are trapped on the Satellite of Love, where evil scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. This time, it’s the classically bad 1980s film “Hobgoblins.”
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m


History Club Movie Night: “Letters from Iwo Jima”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Letters from Iwo Jima,” the story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Berkeley in the Sixties”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Gayle Olson-Raymer, will be “Berkeley in the Sixties,” a documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkeley in the 1960s.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Great Escape”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The featured film, presented by faculty member Guy Aronoff, will be “The Great Escape,” the story of Allied POWs who plan for the escape of several hundred of their number from a German camp during World War II.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Mark your calendar! Undergraduate History Conference and keynote address

The 2013 Undergraduate History Conference, presented by students in HIST 394, will take place Saturday, April 6. Students will present their research projects from 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. in FH 178 and FH 179, and the keynote address will take place at 5:30 p.m. in FH 118. Keynote speaker Dr. Kristin Hoganson, a professor of History as well as Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “Tales of the Berkshire Hog: How an Anglo-Saxonist Pig can Help Us Reconsider the Roots of the Modern American Empire.” This talk takes on the conventional wisdom about the agricultural roots of the modern American empire by focusing on the case of the Berkshire hog. The story of this animal – stretching back to the appropriation of the Indian corn that became the staple of its diet and forward to its role in nourishing British power – helps reposition the so-called heartland at the crossroads of empires. In addition to drawing some conclusions about Anglo-Saxonist pigs, this presentation will include some reflections on picking and pursuing historical research topics.


History Club Movie Night: “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The featured film will be “The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara,” a film about the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Silk Stockings”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Silk Stockings,” a musical remake of “Ninotchka” starring Fred Astaire. After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell with the help of an American movie producer. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

History Club Movie Night: “Reefer Madness”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The featured film will be “Reefer Madness.” Made in 1936, the film is a cautionary tale featuring a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music. Some selections from the 2005 musical of the same name will also be shown.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Man From Earth”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The featured film will be “The Man From Earth,” the story of an impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman that becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Seabiscuit”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Seabiscuit,” the true story of an undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Residential Academic Mentoring Program- now hiring

HSU now offers additional support to our first year students. The Residential Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) provides each first year student with academically focused peer mentoring throughout their whole freshmen year. The program kicked off last August and we are working to improve the program everyday. The biggest factor in having a successful program is making sure that we have quality peer mentors who can assist new students. We would love to have your assistance in the mentor selection process.

RAMP has officially opened our application for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are currently seeking students to serve as peer mentors for our incoming freshmen class. Our plan is to hire nearly 50 new mentors to help grow our program and provide additional support to our growing student body. It would be wonderful if your department could help us promote this opportunity to the students you work with. If there are student leaders you know of please spread the word about this on campus employment opportunity. If there are students you would like us to personally reach out to, please fill out this short form available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JHKFTYB. We will make an effort to contact each of your nominees to let them know about this excellent opportunity. Applications are open until February 2, 2013 and can be found online at http://www.humboldt.edu/reslife/apply. Listed below are brief descriptions of the various positions open with RAMP.

Student Assistant- An administrative position responsible for data entry, office management, filing, and managing time sheets. The Student Assistant position also supports all special projects and administrative tasks assigned to the Coordinator of Education & Engagement. (20 hours/week, $10/hour)

Academic Mentor- A peer mentor position dedicated to providing additional academic support to first time freshmen. Each Academic Mentor is assigned a cohort of 20 students which they meet with on a rotating basis. Mentors help mentees navigate academic policies, utilize campus resources and get involved at HSU. (10 hours/week, $10/hour)

Lead Mentor- A peer mentor with a cohort of 20 students that they provide with academic support. In addition Lead Mentors support Academic Mentors, assist with staff supervision, plan large scale events, develop academic workshops and assist with training. (20 hours/week, $12/hour)

Minimum Qualifications

1) Must be enrolled full-time at HSU.
2) Must have attended HSU for at least one full year and have at least sophomore status.
3) Must be knowledgeable about campus resources.
4) Must meet a semester and cumulative GPA requirement of 2.7+.
5) Must demonstrate leadership abilities through current or previous involvement in HSU campus organizations, academic programs, clubs, or athletic teams.
6) Must be in good standing (no pending conduct cases, or history of serious conduct issues).
7) Must be willing to work with diverse student populations.
8) Must be able to attend Spring and Fall Training. Spring Trainings are every Friday beginning March 29th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

If you have any questions about RAMP and/or our selection process, please feel free to contact (707)826-5540 or check out our website at http://www.humboldt.edu/reslife/ramp.


Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in criminal justice/criminology

Masters of Criminal Justice and Criminology (MCJC) degree within the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Our 30 unit MCJC program is run jointly with SDSU’s Sociology program and also shares some classes with the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program. MCJC alumni are enjoying careers in a wide variety of positions in federal, state and local criminal justice agencies and nonprofit organizations. About 25% of our alumni have pursued additional education in Ph.D. programs or law schools.

We have recently expanded our graduate internship program and have opportunities for placement with over fifty federal, state, and local criminal justice and/or community-based agencies. MCJC graduate students can also participate in a variety of summer abroad or criminal justice practicum opportunities, including: a 3 week trip to Russia (with Professor Paul Kaplan) to study the Russian and European criminal justice systems, and/or a week-long trip through California’s prisons (the “Prison Tour” with Dr. Paul Sutton).

MCJC students have an opportunity to work with faculty as research and teaching assistants. Faculty are currently involved in research projects on the death penalty, the role of gangs in sex trafficking, police corruption, school violence, and prisoner re-entry.

We are pleased to invite students to apply to our Graduate MCJC program for Fall 2013 admissions. The application period runs from October 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013. Students can find information about applying on the internet links at:
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/programs/criminal_justice_ms.html
and
http://spa.sdsu.edu/web/index.php/academic_programs/criminaljustice_criminology_graduate_program


History Club Movie Night: “The Princess and the Frog”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The Princess and the Frog,” an animated fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Master of Public Administration, San Diego State University

NASPAA- accredited MPA Program has been in existence for over 40 years. US News and World Report ranks our MPA program #1 within the California State University system and #4 among public universities in California. Alumni with a MPA from SDSU work in local, state, and federal government, and nonprofit organizations. Students have been awarded Fulbright research fellowships, Presidential Management fellowships, and have entered PhD programs nationwide.

MPA program offers concentrations in City Planning and Criminal Justice Administration. They also offer a joint MPA-MA program in Latin American Studies. Proximity to Mexico allows students to focus on the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America. We emphasize community outreach and internships.

We are pleased to invite students to apply to our Graduate MPA program for Fall 2013 admissions. The application period runs from October 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013.

Students can find information about applying on the internet links at:
http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/programs/public_admin_mpa.html
and http://spa.sdsu.edu/web/index.php/academic_programs/pa_graduate_program


History Club Movie Night: “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears,” the life stories of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages, their dreams and wishes, loves, and disillusions.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


2013 Archaeological Field Opportunities in Transylvania (Romania)

Sitting at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Transylvania (Romania) plays a fundamental role in the development of the European world. By its geographic location, it is situated on the main communication and technological axes in and out of Europe and, as a result, became a very dynamic zone of culture synthesis. At the same time, not only it has the largest salt concentration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, but it also provides easy access to massive deposits of copper, tin, iron, gold and coal. Our programs invite students and volunteers to explore and excavate Roman Provincial society as it is impacted by the proximity of “imperial highways”, Late Iron Age Dacian life from the Burebista – Cesar prelude to conflict to the Dacian Wars, and finally, to experiment and experience life as a Daco-Roman. Furthermore, our participants can register to more than one project to expand their horizons in Iron Age and Classical archaeology, experimental archaeology, funerary archaeology, bioarchaeology and osteology.

Excavation: Roman Provincial – Life by the Imperial Road
Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County (Southern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Imperial Roman – Provincial
Excavation dates: June 2 – July 6, 2013
More information: http://archaeotek.org/roman_provincial_settlement_excavation
Contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Description: Our research area is situated between the richest gold deposits in Europe, the Dacian Kingdom’s political and religious capital and its fortified satellites in the Carpathian Mountains, and Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, the Roman capital of the Dacian provinces and the first Roman city North of the Danube, southwestern Transylvania was a highly integrated military, political, and economic region. During the Roman colonial occupation, 102-271AD, our target area around Simeria and Rapolt shows a very dynamic and intensive synthesis of Roman provincial life, where a multitude of processes of colonization and creolization take place side by side. Our project seeks to explore and understand the integration of all these structural provincial elements along the main Roman axes of communication and transport. Our excavations will aim at evaluating the importance and impact of the proximity of the main axis of movement, communication and commerce on the Roman provincial rural life, and its evolution through time.

Excavation: Dacian Acropolis – Iron Age Religious, Civilian and Military Centers
Location: Racos Commune, Brasov County (Southern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Wietenberg (Classical Bronze Age), Hallstatt, Dacian (La Tene – Iron Age)
Excavation dates: July 7 – August 10, 2013
More information: http://archaeotek.org/iron_age_fortress_excavation_and_survey
Contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Description: The area of the upper Olt River basin between Racos and Augustin, about 12 km in length (jud. Brasov, Romania), has yielded a very complex pattern of settlements, rivaling the Dacian Sarmizegetusa Regia capital complex. Military structures have been identified at Tipia Racosului and Tipia Augustinului. Several other settlements of various sizes have been surveyed on every hill top in the region. The most important feature of the area was the heavily fortified religious and military center of Augustin/Tipia Ormenisului. Our site of Piatra Detunata – Durduia (com. Racos, jud. Brasov, Romania) is situated approximately 4 km from the religious/military center from Augustin/Tipia Ormenisului. The LaTene site is composed by a series of fortified civilian settlements, in very close proximity to one another, spread over a complex and contrasted landscape. The importance of the site also lies in the fact that it was one of the very few that wasn’t evacuated as the Roman legions invaded Dacia in 102-106AD. We also uncovered several very rich Bronze Age votive shacks, pointing to the presence of a temple complex nearby, adding significant temporal depth to our understanding of the religious landscape.

Workshop: Experimental Archaeology – Living the Daco-Roman Synthesis
Location: Teleac, Harghita County (Central-Eastern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Late Iron Age – Imperial Provincial Roman
Project dates: June 2 – June 29, 2013
More information: http://archaeotek.org/living_the_past_workshop
Contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Description: By the beginning of the first century AD, the Roman Empire reached its zenith. The synthesis between Dacia and Rome, from the conquest in 102/106 until the Aurelian retreat in 271/275, sustained the Roman Empire for another two centuries. Dacians are the people most immortalized in Roman imperial statuary. The Transylvanian gold has kept Roman economy out of bankruptcy at the same time as the Dacian auxiliaries have manned the Imperial armies to the point of having an emperor of Dacian origin, Maximinus Thrax. Our workshop brings together archaeologists, craftsmen and students in order to recreate actual objects found in excavations, using Late Iron Age and Imperial Roman techniques and technologies. At the same time, all our participants will experience life as a Daco-Roman, working the ovens and the forges, building Late Iron Age workshops and houses, training in the various weapons and tactical martial fighting techniques of the day. Students and participants will make the intellectual and phenomenological journey from the academic, to the experiment and to the experiential, in the fields of pyrotechnologies, domestic crafts, weapons and tactics, and finally prehistoric building techniques and architecture.

Furthermore, students and volunteers have the option to explore our medieval funerary archaeology, osteology and/or bioarchaeology programs:

Workshop: Osteology and Bioarchaeology – Late Medieval “Crisis” populations
Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita County (Central-Eastern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Late Middle Ages
Project dates: Osteology Session 1: June 2 – June 29, 2013; Osteology Session 2: July 14 – August 10, 2013; Bioarchaeology: June 30 – August 10, 2013
More information: http://archaeotek.org/osteology_and_bioarch_workshop
Contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Description: As the 15th century ends, the southeastern European frontier collapses in front of the Ottoman Turks. With the collapse of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1526, its Transylvanian territories became a political battlefield between European and the Ottoman backed princes. The aim of this project is to evaluate how major global political events impact physically the local Transylvanian populations. For that purpose, we will analyze the human remains from four different cemeteries from central Transylvania (Romania), dating from the 16-17th centuries, in terms of advanced morphology and stable isotopes.

Excavation: Medieval Cemetery – Life and Death on the Edge of Europe
Location: Fenyed-Bradesti, Harghita County (Southern Transylvania), Romania
Period: Late Middle Ages
Excavation dates: July 7 – August 10, 2013
More information: http://archaeotek.org/medieval_funerary_excavation
Contact e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Description: As Europe redefines itself in the wake of the Ottoman invasion, the Carpathian frontier still holds fast against the Eastern invaders. The local populations lived under constant social, political, economic and religious stress. During the late Middle Ages, this region goes through major political changes, and a spiritual crisis, under the pressure of Islam from the East and Protestantism from the West. The main goal of this excavation is to understand the evolution of the population within this space-time environment, the changes in the very local type of church architecture and burial patterns through time, and the variations on the Christian burial ritual during social, political and economic stress. Through a more thorough study of the cemetery and its occupants, we will also explore the different processes that led to the penetration of Protestantism in the village and then its subsequent return to Catholicism. The further study of the human remains in our osteology laboratory will provide a more detailed view of the “lived” human aspects of these transitions.

For more information on these programs, visit http://www.archaeotek.org


History Club Movie Night: “Red Dawn”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Red Dawn,” the story of a group of teenagers in mid-western America who band together at the dawn of World War III to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Enemy at the Gates”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 25. The featured film will be “Enemy at the Gates,” the story of a Russian sniper and a German sniper who play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Humboldt County History Day

February 2, 2013
2013 Theme – Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, and Events

Grade Level: 4th -12th Grades
Purpose: Through participation in History Day, students will learn and analyze issues, ideas, people and events in history and apply that knowledge through creative and original productions to connect it with the annual theme.
Categories: 6th-12th Grades – historical paper (due January 18), exhibit, performance, documentary or historical web site. 4/5th grade – poster.
Registration: All registration must be completed online between December 1 – January 18 using http://www.HumboldtHistoryDay.com. All students MUST pre-register by midnight on Friday, January 18.

Fees: No student fees this year! Instead, all registered students will receive a personalized confirmation contract in the mail from HCOE, which MUST be signed and returned to HCOE.

Location: Founders Hall, Humboldt State University
Audience: Family members and teachers are welcome to attend, no admission charge or parking fee.
Sponsors: Humboldt County Office of Education, Rising Stars Foundation and Humboldt State University.
The Humboldt History Day website has the required registration link as well as links to rules, topic ideas, and a suggested timeline for teachers.

Special Note: This year, the Humboldt County date will NOT conflict with the Comet Classic, the SAT/ACT, and the Winter Formals for EHS and MHS.

Teachers, students, family members: Need help with History Day? Contact us:
Humboldt County History Day Coordinators:
Anne Hartline 822-1161, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jamie Bush 599-5248, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Humboldt History Day: http://www.humboldthistoryday.com
California History Day: http://ca.nhd.org/
National History Day: http://www.nationalhistoryday.org


History Club Movie Night: “The Norseman”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The featured film will be “The Norseman,” the story of an 11th-century Viking prince who sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Native Americans.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:50 p.m.

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History Club Movie Night: “Nicholas and Alexandra”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, August 30, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Nicholas and Alexandra,” the story of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, who is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family. The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “Paprika”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Paprika.” When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient’s dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Paid summer internships with the California Small Business Development Centers

Intern_Flyer.pdf


Commencement 2012

Dear Department of Politics graduates, family, and friends,

You are cordially invited to attend a reception in your honor following the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Join Department of History faculty and staff in the Founders Hall Courtyard immediately following the ceremony for conversation and refreshments.

We hope to see you there!

Faculty and staff
Department of History


History Club Movie Night: “Master and Commander”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 12, 2012. The featured film will be “Master and Commander,” the story of a brash British captain during the Napoleonic Wars who pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Conference Keynote Speaker


Majors meeting March 28, 2012!

Meet with History Department faculty to plan your fall 2012 class schedule! The department’s group advising session will be held Wednesday, March 28, in Founders Hall 232 at 5 p.m. Learn about course offerings for the fall semester and enjoy free food!


History Club Movie Night: “Devils on the Doorstep”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Devils on the Doorstep.” Set in the last years of the Second Sino-Japanese War during World War II, “Devils on the Doorstep” tells the story of a Chinese villager who is forced by a mysterious figure to take custody of two prisoners from the Japanese Army. Fearing both the mystery man and the Japanese, the village falls into a dilemma over what to do with the two prisoners.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m


History Club Movie Night: “Amadeus”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 22. The featured film will be “Amadeus,” the story of composer and musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “The Last Emperor”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 8. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “The Last Emperor,” a biopic about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, that depicts his life from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “V for Vendetta”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 1. The featured film will be “V for Vendetta,” the story of a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” who uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at an ally.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


U.S. History Scene Summer 2012 Internship Program

U.S. History Scene is a multimedia education and publishing company founded by Harvard historians dedicated to providing lifelong history lovers, teachers, and students with free access to premier digital resources, scholarship, and archives (without the dust)! U.S. History Scene aims to democratize history education by connecting history majors, professors, teachers, and lovers of the past to innovative technology and multimedia learning tools.

U.S. History Scene currently offers two internship tracks: 1) Historical writing, editing, and research and 2) a public relations track focused on curriculum development and history education outreach. Interns will work one-on-one with our Editorial Board to gain experience in primary source research, editing, and publishing. We want students to benefit as much as possible from their internship experience, so we encourage students to explore the historical questions, research methodologies, and topics that make them feel most passionate.

To apply: Interested students should submit a resume/ CV, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (displaying the student’s research capabilities) to Jennifer Ostwinkle at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 1 April 2012.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “The King and I”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Feb. 9. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be the “The King and I,” a musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess for the king of Siam’s children.

The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


John Gimbel Research Trust Award

The Gimbel Research Trust is administered by the History Department in honor of former HSU History professor John Gimbel. Awards are intended to support the research of outstanding History majors. Students may apply for up to $250 for travel to an archive or research library, or to conduct research in another appropriate form. Travel must support student work related to a History class or to the annual History Department Student Conference held in the Spring. Applications for award money must be submitted to the History Department main office (Founder’s Hall 180). The deadline for applications is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012. Awards will be announced before Spring Break.


Barnum History Award

Have you ever written a research paper about Humboldt County history for one of your HSU classes? Enter it in the Charles R. Barnum History Awards contest for a chance to win prize money! The Barnum History Awards, which celebrate original historical research of Humboldt County, were established in 1952 by a grant from Charles Barnum, a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka who was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory Board from 1946 to his death in 1953.
Papers, which can have been written at any time during your career as a student at HSU, as long as they have not previously been entered in the Barnum contest, will be accepted until 4 p.m., Friday, March 23.
Awards will be announced at the spring majors meeting. Up to $2,500 in prize money will be distributed each year, and up to three awards will be given.


Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

Graduating College Seniors:
Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award
Open for Applications

Application deadline: March 15, 2012

Since 1994, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has promoted history education through an array of national programs. In 2012, the Institute is pleased to announce a new award program to honor oustanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American History or American Studies.

Highlights of the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award include:

• Four-day trip to New York City, June 8-11, 2012.

• Special presentations with eminent history scholars.
• Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives.
• Celebratory awards dinner.

The recipients will be reimbursed for up to $600 for travel expenses to New York, and room and board will be provided during the award weekend.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012
Notification Deadline: April 16, 2012

To apply, or for more information, visit: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historyscholaraward

If you have questions about the History Scholar Award, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “The Battle of Algiers”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Dec. 1. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “The Battle of Algiers,” an account of the Algerian revolution against the French, the bloodiest revolution in modern history.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “Mongol”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 17. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Mongol,” the story of the early life of Genghis Khan, who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world, including Russia, in 1206.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “Yojimbo”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 10. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Yojimbo,” the story of a crafty ronin (lordless samurai) who comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “The Majestic”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 3. The featured film, presented by Guy Aronoff, will be “The Majestic,” the story of a blacklisted Hollywood writer in 1951 who gets into a car accident, loses his memory, and settles down in a small town, where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Spring 2012 Class Schedule


John Gimbel Research Trust Award

Consider applying for research funding from the Gimbel Research Trust. Awards from the Gimbel Research Trust, administered by the History Department in honor of former HSU History professor John Gimbel, are intended to support the research of outstanding History majors. Students may apply for up to $250 for travel to an archive or research library, or to conduct research in another appropriate form. Travel must support student work related to a History class or to the annual History Department Student Conference held in the spring. The first deadline for applications is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012.


History Club Movie Night: “The Mission”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, October 27. The featured film, presented by Dr. Suzanne Pasztor, will be “The Mission,” the story of 18th-century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Department majors meeting Monday!

Meet with History Department faculty to plan your spring 2012 class schedule! The department’s group advising session will be held Monday, October 24, in Founders Hall 163 at 5 p.m. Learn about course offerings for the spring semester and enjoy free food!


History Club Movie Night: “King Leopold’s Ghost”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 29. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “King Leopold’s Ghost,” a documentary about the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Welcome and Welcome Back!

A Note from the Chair:

On behalf of the History faculty, I’d like to welcome back our returning majors and to extend a warm welcome to those of you who are just beginning your career at HSU. We hope that you will have a satisfying year. The History faculty continues to work hard to offer a variety of interesting classes (even in the face of tight budgets). I’m very proud of the History program, which provides a solid foundation for a variety of career paths. On Friday October 14, the department will host its first Career Day. That afternoon, students will have the chance to hear from several people with an undergraduate degree in History, who work in a variety of fields. We’ll have public historians from the National Park Service and CalTrans, an attorney, an archivist, a secondary school teacher, an information technology specialist, and perhaps even an architectural historian. There will also be information about positioning yourself for graduate school, and about doing an internship with the Park Service as part of your HSU degree. I hope you will join us for this event.
Looking ahead, HSU will once again host the local competition that is part of National History Day in January. History majors, especially those in the Social Science Education track, will have the opportunity to serve as judges at this event, which brings students and teachers from throughout the Humboldt County school system onto our campus. In April, the department will host its annual Student History Conference, giving our majors the experience of presenting their own research. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. David Sabean, professor of European History from UCLA. I hope you will also take advantage of the activities offered by the History Club. These include Thursday night showings of films related to a variety of themes in history. Dr. Anne Paulet, the faculty advisor for the club, is also planning on serving as chaperone for students interested in attending the annual convention of the American Historical Association, to be held in Chicago over the winter break. Finally, please visit our website for information on scholarships and awards available to our majors. These include the Barnum Award, given for the best student paper on a local history topic, the Tanner Award, given to a local student, and the John Gimbel Fellowship, awarded in support of student research projects that require travel.

Welcome and Welcome Back!

SUZANNE PASZTOR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & CHAIR


History Majors Career Day

Friday, October 14th from 3-5:00p.m. in FH 125


FALL 2011-History Club Movie Schedule

History Club Movie Schedule

Sept. 8 Kim, Dr. Paulet MOVED TO TUESDAY 9/13
Sept. 15 Hero (Chinese), Dr. Cliver FH 163
Sept. 22 Fistful of Dynamite, Guy Arnoff
Sept. 29 King Leopold’s Ghost, Dr. Paulet
Oct. 6 The Other Conquest, Dr. Pasztor
Oct. 13 Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Chinese), Dr. Cliver
Oct. 20
Oct. 27 The Mission, Dr. Pasztor
Nov. 3 The Majestic, Guy Arnoff
Nov. 10 a samurai movie, probably Yojimbo or Seven Samurai, Dr. Cliver
Nov. 17 Mongol (Mongolian), Dr. Cliver
Dec. 1
Dec. 8

Is there a movie you’d like to see shown at the History Club Movie Nights? E-mail History Club president Phillipe Gonzalez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your suggestions.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “Gladiator”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, September 1. The featured film, “Gladiator,” starring Russell Crowe, is the story of a former Roman general who goes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge when he is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince. ** A Roman soldier will be present at the beginning of the film to give an introduction. **
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Trojan Women”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 14. The featured film, presented by Dr. Louis Okin, will be “The Trojan Women,” a story of the women of Troy, who face enslavement after the fall of their city.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

See movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night: “Saturday Night Fever”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, April 7. The featured film, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Saturday Night Fever,” the story of a Brooklyn youth, played by John Travolta, who feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.

See movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night TONIGHT: “Children of Huangshi”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night tonight, March 29. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Children of Huangshi,” about young British journalist George Hogg, who, with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


Mark your calendars! Majors meeting April 4!

Meet with History Department faculty to plan your fall 2011 class schedule! The department’s majors meeting will be held Monday, April 4, in Founders Hall 111 at 4 p.m. Learn about course offerings for the fall semester and enjoy free food! (Web registration begins April 4.)


Attention History Majors

Have you ever written a research paper about Humboldt County history for one of your HSU classes? Enter it in the Charles R. Barnum History Awards contest for a chance to win prize money! The Barnum History Awards, which celebrate original historical research of Humboldt County, were established in 1952 by a grant from Charles Barnum, a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka who was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory Board from 1946 to his death in 1953.
Papers, which can have been written at any time during your career as a student at HSU, as long as they have not previously been entered in the Barnum contest, will be accepted until 4 p.m. this Friday, March 25.
Awards will be announced at the spring majors meeting. Up to $2,500 in prize money will be distributed each year, and up to three awards will be given.


History Club Movie Night: “The Last Emperor”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 10. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “The Last Emperor,” a dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the emperors of China, from his lofty birth to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People’s Republic.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m. See movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night: “Clash of the Titans”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, March 3. The featured film, presented by Dr. Louis Okin, will be “Clash of the Titans,” a film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night: “Cinderella Man”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Feb. 24. The featured film will be “Cinderella Man,” the story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6:30 p.m.


CSUSM Master of Arts in History

The Department of History at California State University, San Marcos will be accepting fall applications for its Master of Arts in History through March 15, 2011.

Our program offers courses in advanced historiography and historical topics as well as training in digital history and new media technology. Students have the option of writing a traditional M.A. theses or producing hybrid projects using new digital technologies.

A detailed description of our program can be found by following the “graduate program” link at: http://www.csusm.edu/history/

For more information, please contact the Graduate Studies coordinator:
Professor Jill Watts at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


FOUNDERS COLLOQUIUM - MARCH 4, 2011


History Scholars Program


John Gimbel Research Trust Awards

Consider applying for research funding from the Gimbel Research Trust. Awards from the Gimbel Research Trust, administered by the History Department in honor of former HSU History professor John Gimbel, are intended to support the research of outstanding History majors. Students may apply for up to $250 for travel to an archive or research library, or to conduct research in another appropriate form. Travel must support student work related to a History class or to the annual History Department Student Conference held in the spring. The first deadline for applications is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011.


History Club Movie Night: “Singin in the Rain”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Dec. 9. The last featured film of the semester, presented by Dr. Anne Paulet, will be “Singin’ in the Rain,” the story of film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont during the transition from silent movies to talking pictures. Don and Lina are the toast of Tinseltown because of the smoldering passion they personify on screen, but off screen, Don has to dodge the egotistical Lina’s romantic overtures, especially when he falls for a chorus girl.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 7 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night: “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Dec. 2. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan,” which recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world, including Russia in 1206.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


Founders Research Colloquium

Before the Odalisque: Renaissance Representations of Women from the Ottoman Harem.

Presented by: Heather Madar (Art History)

Friday, December 3, 2010 – Founders Hall 163 – 4p.m.


History Club Movie Night: “The Seven Samurai”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 18. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “The Seven Samurai,” the story of a veteran samurai who’s fallen on hard times. He answers a village’s request for protection from bandits and gathers six other samurai to help him.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


John Gimbel Research Trust Awards

Consider applying for research funding from the Gimbel Research Trust. Awards from the Gimbel Research Trust, administered by the History Department in honor of former HSU History professor John Gimbel, are intended to support the research of outstanding History majors. Students may apply for up to $250 for travel to an archive or research library, or to conduct research in another appropriate form. Travel must support student work related to a History class or to the annual History Department Student Conference held in the spring. The first deadline for applications is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011.


Class Schedule-Spring Term 2011

Schedule of Classes-Spring 2011


History Club Movie Night: “Chicago”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Nov. 4. The featured film will be “Chicago,” the story of murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, who find themselves on death row together after murdering their husband and boyfriend, respectively, and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.


History Club Movie Night: “Hocus Pocus”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 28. The featured film will be “Hocus Pocus,” the story of three witches sentenced to die in Salem, Massachusetts, 300 hundred years ago and a boy they turned into a black cat. Now the witches are back and it’s up to the cat to save the day.


History Club Movie Night: “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 21. The featured film will be “Meet Me in St. Louis,” which tells the story of the four Smith daughters as they learn lessons of life and love while preparing for a reluctant move to New York in the year before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 7 p.m.


FOUNDERS COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in the Yangzi Delta Silk Industry

October 22, 2010 – Founders Hall 163 – 3p.m.

founders_colloquium3.pdf
Contributing to recent developments in research on the history of China’s Communist-led revolution of 1949, Dr. Cliver’s work makes use of newly-available archives and oral interviews to contrast the experiences of two very different groups of silk workers in the cities of China’s Yangzi River Delta. Shanghai silk weavers, who were mostly men and among the most politically connected and privileged textile workers in China found themselves well-positioned to advance their interests following the Communist seizure of power and achieved many of the goals the labor movement had been struggling for during the previous decades. Thread mill (filature) workers, on the other hand, were mostly young women without formal union organizations and lacking the autonomy and influence of male silk weavers. Because the factory regime in silk filatures in Wuxi and other cities was based on male violence and patriarchal control of the young women who worked in the mills, and because the newly-established unions were quickly controlled by employers and male supervisors, filature workers saw little or no improvement in working conditions, benefits, and the physical violence prevalent in silk mills for more than two years following the revolution. Research on the Chinese revolution focusing on specific locales, factories, and groups of workers reveals the diversity of experiences among working-class Chinese and demonstrates that there was not just one revolution but many.


History Club Movie Night on Thursday, October14th

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 14. The featured film, presented by Dr. Rob Cliver, will be “Warriors of Heaven and Earth,” the story of a Chinese emissary who is sent to the Gobi desert to a execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night on Thursday, October 7th

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Oct. 7. The featured film will be “Milk,” the story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 6 p.m. See the attached movie poster for details.


History Club Movie Night on Thursday, Sept. 30

Enjoy a film, popcorn, and discussion at the History Club’s Movie Night on Thursday, Sept. 30. The featured film will be “Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War.” Narrated by award-winning actor Edward James Olmos, the film examines the colorful characters and historic events surrounding the 100-year-old war and its relevance to the 21st century.
The film will be shown in Founders Hall 118 at 7 p.m.