Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Study Abroad with History Faculty

The History Department at Geneseo is committed to the study of global history.  Our curriculum stresses the importance of student engagement with issues of international importance and many faculty are engaged in teaching and research that explores global interactions and cross-cultural exchange.

This summer, the History Department supported two study abroad programs for Geneseo students.  Professor Tze-ki Hon and Professor Gene Stelzig (English Department) traveled with students for a four week Humanities II course in China.  Students spent much of the trip in Hong Kong, with a long excursion to Beijing and field trips to several sites of historical and cultural importance.

Professor Joe Cope and Professor Rob Doggett (English Department) also took students to Ireland for a four week interdisciplinary course on Irish Studies.  Students visited Galway, Dublin, and Derry, and had the opportunity to participate in the annual Yeats International Summer School based in Sligo.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Library of Congress Workshop Taught by Professor Emilye Crosby

For the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Emilye Crosby gave a talk on Teaching Bottom-Up history at the Library of Congress. She also developed "A Documents-Based Lesson on the Voting Rights Act: ACase Study of SNCC's work in Lowndes County and the Emergence of BlackPower," available through Teaching for Change, and co-authored, with movement activist Judy Richardson, "The Voting Rights Act: 10 Things YouShould Know," for Teaching for Change and Zinn Education Project.