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Angelo State University's History Department faculty and staff, spring 2017.

Faculty News

  • Dr. Nicole M. Dilts of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Dr. Susana Badiola of the Department of Political Science and Philosophy, and Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai of the Department of History are the winners of Angelo State University’s 2017 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence.
  • Prof. Sarah Lynch has been officially named to sit on the Medieval Academy of America’s K-12 Committee,
  • Over 100 members of the student body and local community attended the final event in the Great War Centennial Commemoratio...
    Prof. Charles Grear (Central Texas College) & Alexander Mendoza (University of North Texas) closed out the History Department’s 2016-17 Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series on April 20 at the Fort Concho Commissary. Prof. Grear discussed the plight of ethnic Germans in Texas during the war and Prof. Mendoza discussed the challenges that Mexican Americans faced during that same conflict. Audience members also had the opportunity to view the “World War I and America” traveling exhibit.
  • Bestselling author S. C. Gwynne discussed his works at the C. J. Davidson Center, April 4, 2017.
    Bestselling author S. C. Gwynne spoke about his books in the C. J. Davidson Center on April 4, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Department of History and the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library.
  • The World War I traveling exhibit, part of the “World War I & America” grant co-directed by Profs. Lamberson & Wongsrichanalai, is on display at Fort Concho (Barracks 2). It is free and open to the public from April 1-24.
  • Professor Kathryn Ostrofsky has just published an essay, “Sesame Street as a Musical Comedy-Variety Show,” in a volume published by Routledge called Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs, edited by Liz Guiffre and Philip Hayward.
  • Dr. Lynch recently presented a paper on what was meant by Renaissance education in France. When and how did French education become influenced by trends from Italy? What parts of the medieval curriculum were retained or discarded? Examining an early “schoolbook” produced by the noted Renaissance editor and printer, Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462–1535), she discussed how traveling teachers such as Badius spread new teaching techniques and new textbooks across the Alps and into France. She also looked at how wealthy urbanites in cities like Lyon were eager to learn how Italian schools worked and were happy to spend their own – and their city’s – money on attracting these more up-to-date educators to their regions.
  • Almost 130 attendees came out for the "Voices of World War I & Veterans Roundtable" event at the Stephens Ce...
    Theatre students brought WWI voices to life and local veterans from the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts discussed whether the issues that Americans faced a century ago are still relevant in the late 20th and early 21st centuries in this Great War Series event. Almost 130 attendees turned out for the performances and panel discussion at the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo on March 30, 2017.
  • Professor Kathryn Ostrofsky presented a paper entitled “Publicity as Activism on Sesame Street,” on a panel about “The Advocacy Strategies of Noncommercial Media, 1930-1970,” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies in Chicago on March 24, 2017.
  • Prof. Elizabeth Varon (University of Virginia), Prof. D. H. Dilbeck (Oklahoma Baptist University, Prof. Wongsrichanalai (A...
    Prof. Wongsrichanalai discussed his book, Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era, at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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