Wednesday, April 20, 2016

History Club hosts Trivia Night

On April 7th, the St. Bonaventure History Club hosted Trivia Night at Cafe La Verna. Over thirty participants from the campus community came to test their knowledge on several different history topics, including St. Bonaventure history. A special thanks to Professor Dr. Horowitz for being the MC of the event!

Dr. Horowitz asking the tough questions. 

A full house at Cafe La Verna.

Trivia champions Eddie, Jason & Tom. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Minecraft Generation

 Last semester we played around (get it?) with Minecraft in Intro to Public History.  The New York Times Magazine piece The Minecraft Generation is an interesting look at how people interact with the game and what they learn from it.  I also like that the author places Minecraft in a historical context of children playing to learn.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Fall '16 Course Offerings

Next fall semester we're offering some interesting courses of note.  Dr. Schaeper is offering a special topics course in European History, Dictatorships and Democracy.  That is certainly a topic of some relevancy.   Dr. Robbins is offering History 401:  Colonial American History, always a fascinating topic especially during an election year as politicians evoke America's origin story.  Professor Dalton's Modern China class will be interesting, especially given the role China plays on the world stage.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Digital History returns to Cemetery digital map project

We're back at the SBU Cemetery project.  It's a work in progress that has been somewhat hampered by the weather.  We finally got something resembling a nice day and headed up to the cemetery to plot locations.  Next week we're talking about big data, maps, and, time allowing, georeferencing.

Summer 2016 Courses

This summer we're expanding our online courses.

Summer Session 1 we're offering
Payne, History 207:  Sports in American Society
Payne, History 475:  World War II
Dalton, History 360:  World History to 1450
Dalton, History 361:  World History since 1450

The two world history classes fulfill the Clare College World Views requirement.  History 207 is a survey of the social and cultural history of sports from the colonial times to the recent past.  History 475 covers the Second World War from a variety of perspectives.

Summer Session 2 we're offering
Robbing, History 201:  United States History to 1865
History 201 is the first half of the U.S. history survey and fulfills the Clare College Western World requirement.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Trivia Night with Dr. Horowitz sponsored by the History Club

The History Club on campus will be holding a trivia night Wednesday April 6th, in La Verna at 7pm. The trivia will include five rounds of general history, geography, sports, pop culture, and St. Bonaventure history and teams of three will be competing for prizes. The prizes are gift cards to Randy's, Domino's and Applebees. The trivia night will be hosted by the honorable Dr. Horowitz. Don't miss out on the fun and pass the news of this great event to your friends.