Stories From 2013

Apr 25, 2013

CHASS Fest

Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students.

Apr 22, 2013

Mossadegh in America: A Turning Point, October 8-November 18, 1951

Lear-Nickum, Ian Cole. “Mossadegh in America: A Turning Point, October 8-November 18, 1951.” (Under the direction of Dr. Nancy Mitchell.) The Anglo-Iranian Oil Crisis officially began in April 1951, when the Iranian legislature nationalized Iran’s oil industry. This political action […]

Apr 22, 2013

The Changing British State during the Counterrevolution: The Role of the John Reeves’ Association Movement

Super III, Robert Thomas. “The Changing British State during the Counterrevolution: The Role of the John Reeves’ Association Movement.” (Under the direction of Dr. Brent S. Sirota.) The Association for Preserving Liberty and Property Against Republicans and Levellers was founded […]

Apr 5, 2013

A Career Path Forged in Ancient History

History alumnus Andrew Smith (BA '90, MA '95) was the first in his family to attend college. Oxford University Press has just published his book, "Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation." His former history professor says Smith is "like a poster child for our M.A. in ancient history. His career path illustrates how our master's program serves as a bridge between the bachelor's degree and a strong doctoral program."

Apr 5, 2013

Kelsey Zavelo Wins Teaching Award

The University Graduate Student Association Teaching Effectiveness Committee selected History M.A. student Kelsey Zavelo for the 2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. This award recognizes Kelsey’s dedication, creativity, and sensitivity as a teaching assistant. As one faculty recommender for Kelsey’s nomination noted, “simply […]

Mar 28, 2013

Captivated by Texts: Male Anxieties, Editorial Input, and Reader Responses in Captivity Narratives, 1675-1724

Hall, Molly Suzanne. “Captivated by Texts: Male Anxieties, Editorial Input, and Reader Responses in Captivity Narratives, 1675-1724.” (Under the direction of Dr. Susanna Lee.) Captivity narratives produced in New England between 1675 and 1724 featured female protagonists that upheld idealized […]

Mar 26, 2013

Pageants of Sovereignty: ‘Merciless Indian Savages’ and American Nation-State Formation on the Northern Borderlands, 1774-1775

Mortimer, Loren Michael. “Pageants of Sovereignty: ‘Merciless Indian Savages’ and American Nation-State Formation on the Northern Borderlands, 1774-1775.” (Under the direction of Dr. Craig Thompson Friend.) When Thomas Jefferson denounced the Native American nations residing west of the thirteen colonies […]

Mar 25, 2013

Dean for a Day 2013 Diaries

On Friday, March 15, CHASS hosted the college’s annual Dean for a Day event. This year, Dean Jeff Braden switched places with Andriy Shymonyak, a Park Scholar double major in History and Political Science.

Mar 19, 2013

Visions of Terrestrial Happiness: Natural History, Empire, and the Environment of Colonial North America, 1751-1791

Blakley, Christopher Michael. “Visions of Terrestrial Happiness: Natural History, Empire, and the Environment of Colonial North America, 1751-1791.” (Under the direction of Dr. Judy Kertesz.) Knowledge of nature, both scientific and literary, became a political discourse in colonial America and […]

Mar 19, 2013

Surveys of Ambition: Carolina in the Colonial Imagination, 1700-1721

Dixon, Bradley Joseph. “Surveys of Ambition: Carolina in the Colonial Imagination, 1700-1721.” (Under the direction of Dr. Judy Kertesz.) The prevailing historiography characterizes the growth of the British empire in the early American Southeast as a process driven by the […]