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."