Friday, July 3, 2015

Press Start to Begin



For those of you wondering just what we've got cooking for next fall with the games and the Civil War collection, check out Gianna May's article for the AHA Press Start to Begin.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mapping Occupation





Mapping Occupation shows the U.S. Army in the South During Reconstruction.  It is a cool demonstration of what historians can do now.  Check it out.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scourge of War: Waterloo Leaders Trailer


The Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (fast approaching) inspired Matrix Games to create a game based on it.  Check out the trailer.  This dovetails with our exploration of historically themed games in the fall public history class.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester Offerings


If you are in the market for a history class, here is what the department is offering next fall.We still have seats in some of these.  If you want to do an independent study or senior thesis discuss it with a professor.

History 100:  First Year Seminar (Horowitz)
History 101:  Europe to 1815 (Schaeper)
History 200:  Historical Methods and Historiography (Horowitz)
History 201:  United States History to 1865 (Robbins and Payne)
History 206:  Introduction to Public History (Payne)
History 208:  History of American Women (Robbins)
History 360:  World History to 1450 (Dalton)
History 363:  Modern China (Dalton)
History 394:  Pre Modern Japan (Dalton)
History 407:  Twentieth Century United States History to 1945 (Payne)
History 491:  Advanced History Reading Program (Horowitz)
History 495:  Internship in History (Payne) 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dr. Schaeper Writes Article Based on World War I Letters





Dr. Thomas Schaeper is writing a book based on the letters of Fred Kittleman, an Olean man who served in World War I.  As we wind our way through the 100th anniversary of the Great War, Kittleman's story offers a local perspective on a global tragedy.  See his recent piece in the Olean Times Herald, "Letters tell of Oleander going to war `Over There."

Saturday, May 30, 2015

154th NY Regiment Descendents Runion


Interested in the Civil War?  Saturday, August 1st, SBU will be hosting a reunion of the Hardtack Regiment.  For all the details, check out the official web page.  Here are the highlights (from the web page).

Reunion events and activities
Reunion activities will be held in the Quick Center's Rigas Theater from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Additional events include:
  • 3:45-4:15 p.m.: The opening of a Quick Center exhibition of Civil War artifacts from Dunkelman's collection.
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m.: A panel discussion titled "Looking Back at the War" with Civil War authors Eric Wittenberg, Kris White and Dan Davis. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University and a prolific Civil War author.
  • 5:15-6 p.m.: Browse the Quick Center exhibition and a second one in Friedsam Library, a short walk across campus. The Friedsam exhibition focuses on photographs and documents from Winey's collection.
  • 6 p.m.: The day concludes with a barbecue dinner under a tent on the lawn next to the Magnano Centre's CafĂ© La Verna, followed by a musical performance by Rush the Growler. The band will perform its renditions of letters and poems written by members of the regiment, set to period music. This event is open to all for a cost of $30 per person.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

St. Bonaventure Graduation


The Academic Year has come to an end, meaning it is time to send our seniors out into the world.  SBU held its graduation last Sunday.  Here are a few picks of Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Robbins with some of our graduating majors.  Good luck!