Saturday, October 3, 2015
Camillia Zanette Rodgers, who recently earned the M.A and Ph.D. in history and Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University, is the newly appointed Director of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas. Founded by Captain Paul Matthews around 2001, this is the only museum in the U.S. that is “dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor” of the African American Buffalo Soldiers. These military units were formed at the end of the Civil War to patrol and maintain peace on our western borders.
As chief administrative officer, Dr. Rodgers will oversee research as well as the collection and interpretation of artifacts and information that relate experiences of Buffalo soldiers to those of soldiers who have succeeded them in time. Additionally she will hire, supervise and evaluate a staff and oversee maintenance of the building in which the museum is housed.
The academic skills, creative talents, and commitment to excellence that Rodgers applied to study and service in BG-Toledo communities render her poised to excel in her new position.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
On Friday, September 25, 2015, Dr. Nicole Jackson presented a paper at the Midwest Conference on British Studies meeting in Detroit. Her paper, “Representing Black British Histories: Race, Nation, and Empire,” appeared as part of a panel entitled “Britain in the 21st Century: Contemporary Issues.” It addressed the experiences of the Afro-Caribbean population as members of the British empire.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dr. Gary Hess’ new book, Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War, is being published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the escalation of troops in Vietnam. The BGSU News published an article detailing the book and Dr. Hess’ interest and approach.
Dr. Gary Hess is the Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Bowling Green State University. For more on his research, please visit his faculty page.
Friday, July 10, 2015
The Department of History will host a farewell reception for Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle on Friday, July 17th from 1-3 pm in the History Conference Room (Williams 141). Dr. Griech-Polelle will be heading to Pacific Lutheran University in the fall, after having been at BGSU since 1999.
Please RSVP to Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Joe Faykosh, doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU, presented at the Alcohol and Drugs History Society conference, titled “Borders, Boundaries, and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” held at BGSU from June 18-21. Faykosh presented “A Place in the Party: Wets, Drys, and the Klan at the 1924 Democratic Convention,” part of his dissertation research, on a panel titled “Perspectives on US Prohibition” that also included Dr. Michael Brooks’ “‘Ham-Strung, Shackled, and Tied': the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition Enforcement in Wood County, Ohio.”
Among other BGSU faculty participating in the conference were: Dr. Scott Martin, Dr. Amilcar Challu, Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, Dr. Walt Grunden, Dr. Don Rowney, and Dr. Shirley Green, who chaired panels and served as commenters.
BGSU History Department well represented at Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference (this weekend!)
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Department of History at Bowling Green State University will be well-represented when the Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference meets this weekend (Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21) at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU). The conference includes panelists from all over the world, on a wide array of topics related to Alcohol and Drugs History.
Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the History Department at BGSU, serves as president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and is the coordinator of the conference. In addition, he is leading a plenary session on Thursday from 7-9 pm in 201 BTSU on “The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Ohio.” He will also chair a panel on “Medical Responses to Substance Abuse” on Saturday from 4-5:30 in 318 BTSU.
Dr. Don Rowney, professor emeritus at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Alcohol Policy in Soviet Russia and Beyond” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 318 BTSU.
Dr. Amilcar Challu, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Drugs in North American Borderlands” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 315 BTSU.
Dr. Shirley Green, instructor at BGSU and Ph.D. alum, will chair a panel on “Crime and Law Enforcement in the History of Alcohol and Drugs” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 316 BTSU, with Dr. Matthew Daley, professor at Grand Valley State and Ph.D. alum of BGSU, presenting “Prohibition’s Hangover: Murder, Gangsters, and Gambling in Toledo, Ohio, 1920-1970.”
Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “International Drug Control: Colonialism and Its Aftermath” on Friday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.
Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Gendered Spaces in Alcohol and Drugs History” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.
Dr. Walt Grunden, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Defining Intoxicants and the Intoxicated” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 316 BTSU.
Joe Faykosh, doctoral candidate at BGSU, will present a paper titled “A Place in the Party: Wets, Drys, and the Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention,” and Dr. Michael Brooks, professor at BGSU, will present a paper titled “‘Ham-Strung, Shackled, and Tied': the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition Enforcement in Wood County, Ohio” on a panel titled “Perspectives on US Prohibition” on Sunday from 9:30-10:45 in 318 BTSU.
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Bowling Green State University will host “Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” the eighth annual Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference from Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the Department of History, serves as president of the society and is chair of the conference program.
The conference will present the research of scholars from 16 states and 15 countries across North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Participants will seek to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, and encourage transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus of alcohol or drugs. Topics include national Prohibition in the U.S.; drugs in North American borderlands; the evolution of concepts of addiction, alcohol and drugs policy in colonial contexts; and the national and international histories of regulating alcohol, coca, opium and psychedelic drugs.
The event is sponsored by: the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, BGSU Department of History, BGSU College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President at BGSU, and the BGSU Graduate College.
For more on Dr. Scott Martin’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Dr. Nicole Jackson had an article published in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal. Her article, “‘A nigger in the new England’: ‘Sus’, the Brixton riot, and citizenship” appeared in the most recent volume, available for download here. From her abstract, “This paper situates the Brixton riot within the context of Section IV of the 1824 Vagrancy Act, which shaped the lives of Black youth in the 1970s and early 1980s, and demonstrates the level to which Black people were historically marginalized in English society in the post-World War II period.”
For more on Dr. Jackson’s research and interests, please visit her faculty page.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Dr. Walt Grunden recently presented at a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the use of chemical weapons in Belgium, conducted by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. Grunden presented “No Retaliation in Kind: Japanese Chemical Weapons Policy in China and the Pacific,” on Japan’s use of chemical weapons against the Chinese in World War II. He examined interviews related to the Tokyo Trials of General Hideki Tojo and two other generals who had authorized widespread use primarily of “sneezing gas” similar to tear gas, plus mustard and other gases in Japan’s battles against the Chinese when the Chinese outnumbered or were beating them.
For more on Dr. Grunden’s presentation, and an interview conducted by the BGSU News, please visit: http://www.bgsu.edu/news/2015/06/chemical-weapons.html. For more on Dr. Grunden’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Luke Nichter, Ph.D. alum from the Graduate Program in Policy History, will have several books released in the coming months:
· Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic Alliance, published May, 2015 by Cambridge University Press.
· Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment is now under contract with Yale University Press. This will be the first biography of Lodge, who found himself near the epicenter of so many significant 20th century events.
· The Nixon Tapes: 1973, co-authored with Douglas Brinkley, will be published September, 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The is the sequel volume to the New York Times bestseller The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014). A written offer has been accepted for a Mandarin version to be published by the top Chinese academic publisher SDX/Sanlian.