Professor Elena Frangakis-Syrett has recently taken on the task of adding the Navy Records collection of publications by the late Queens College history department faculty member, David Syrett, to her donation of Professor Syrett’s many works to the College’s Rosenthal Library. Read more about Prof. Syrett’s impressive contributions to military history here.
We’re delighted to hear that Prof. Morris Rossabi’s revisions to the New York City curriculum in Global History for 9th and 10th grades are now being phased in.
On Nov. 10 Prof. Julia Sneeringer will be speaking at Monmouth University’s symposium on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album. The subject will be receptions of the Beatles in West and East Germany in the 1960s.
The History Department is tremendously sad to have to announce that Professor Satadru Sen passed away suddenly on Oct. 8.
Those wishing to attend the memorial service in the Hudson Valley this Friday should contact the department office for more details.
The History Department congratulates David Pultz, a graduate student at City College and member of our Beta-Tau chapter. David won Phi Alpha Theta’s 2018 Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize for a graduate paper. His paper is titled,“Transnational Human Rights Norms Come of Age: Assertions, Influences, and Continuities in the Helsinki Final Act.”
David also won this prize in 2017 for another research paper titled, “On the Tiger’s Back: The George W. Ball Memorandums and the Johnson Administration’s March Toward Escalation in Vietnam, 1964 - 1965.”
We are delighted to congratulate Distinguished Professor Morris Rossabi on his acceptance of a fellowship from the Invited Scholars programme at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Founder’s Collection! Prof. Rossabi will be worth with the Far-Eastern Art collection in Lisbon, Portugal.
Prof. Rossabi had a busy summer, delivering a keynote speech at Bonn University on "Ming China and Tribute Relations" at a conference on Tribute in China in July and another keynote at NYU-Shanghai on "The Mongols and World History" at a conference on Eurasian Connections. This December, he will also be speaking on "Yuan Dynasty Porcelains" at I Tatti, the Harvard Center in Florence.
Check out this sneak peek at some content from Prof. Julia Sneeringer's new book, A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to Beatles' (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), just published in The Journal of Music.
Miriam Liebman has been awarded the annual dissertation fellowship from the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York. To facilitate progress on: "The Tale of Two Cities: American Women in Paris and London, 1780-1815." Congratulations, Miriam!