New Technology: Successes and Struggles by Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history. Professor Herder will discuss an assignment from her first block class which used Neatline, an online service which allows users to create and annotate interactive maps. Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. in Cole Library, Room 108.
Cornell College Middle Eastern history scholar Aaron Hagler will discuss “Crusaded: What the Crusades Mean to Muslims” at Coe College on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. at Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.
Ariel Harris ’13 hopes to one day found a school for inner city girls. First step: a two-year stint with Teach For America in Houston.
Saul Cornell, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the Second Amendment and the history of gun regulation, will talk about “A Well Regulated Militia: The Second Amendment as History and Myth,” at Cornell College’s Kollman Lecture on April 3.
Rachel Cylus, the program manager at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will be on campus Feb. 28 to conduct an open workshop about what historical religious sites mean, focused on East German synagogues. She will also be helping students in German 315 create a museum exhibit to open the last day of Block 6 in the Thomas Commons and will hold a lunch talk for students interested in working in museums.
Santhi Hejeebu, associate professor of business and economics, was featured in a History Channel program titled “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” Hejeebu will appear in episodes six and eight and will address specific moments in economic history.
After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten ’12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites.
Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history, will give a lecture on April 14th titled “Serving in the Cloister: Work and Discipline in Late Medieval Monasteries.”
The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.
In the midst of her junior year, history major Stephanie Schmeling ’09 was confronted with the question that haunts most upper-class students: what next? She knew only that she liked American History, even though the coursework had never come easy for her.