NEWS AND EVENTS
Scholarship (publications, creative works, research, grants, presentations)
Dr. Stephen Webre published an article entitled “Defense, Economy, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Nicaragua: Don Fernando Francisco de Escobedo and the Fortification of the San Juan River, 1672-1673,” the article appears in the most recent number of the German academic journal Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas (“Latin American History Yearbook”).
Other significant activities:
LOUISIANA TECH HISTORY STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS FOR RESEARCH
Two current and one former Louisiana Tech University graduate students in history were recognized for their research efforts when the North Louisiana Historical Association held its annual spring banquet recently at Wilson’s Lake Bistineau Inn in Doyline.
Emily Buck, of Leesville, took first place in the graduate division of the association’s annual W. Darrell Overdyke competition for the best research paper on the history of North Louisiana. Buck’s paper was entitled “Desegregation Discussions in Lincoln Parish During the Crucial Summer of 1969.”
Receiving second place in the Overdyke competition was James Ronnie Smith, of Bossier City, who wrote on “ Shreveport, the Heart and Transportation Hub of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department.”
Both papers were researched and written in Dr. Philip C. Cook’s graduate seminar on Louisiana history. Besides a cash prize, winning papers are published in North Louisiana History, the journal of the association.
Also receiving recognition at the event was another student of Dr. Cook’s, Brian Sherman, who competed his master’s degree in history in 2005. Currently employed as head of library collection management at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Sherman served as banquet speaker. His topic was “The History of Lake Bistineau.”