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History Professional Day is a workshop that offers area history and social studies teachers the opportunity to update their knowledge of history subject matter and recent historiographical trends in the profession. This year’s topic will be about World War II. It is scheduled on Nov. 8, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.


It will have three sessions: Dialogue with May Watanabe and Alice Sano, former inmates of Japanese internment camps; “The Role of the US Navy in the Pacific Theater” (Hal Friedman, Henry Ford College); “Teaching WW II through Oral History: The MS 871 Collection at BGSU” (Walter Grunden, Lee Slusher, Quintin Monnin).

Doors will open at 8:15 am for coffee and refreshments, with opening remarks at 8:30am. Lunch and parking are included with event registration. Parking permits will be emailed to participants prior to the event. Vegetarian options will be available for lunch, but please contact us with any other dietary needs. The registration fee is $20 payable by credit card or check (made out to BGSU). To register, please visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/BGSUHIST. If you need further information, please contact us at history@bgsu.edu.