NEWS AND EVENTS
Dr. Brian Etheridge has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Scholarship (publications, creative works, research, grants, presentations)
Dr. Jeff Hankins presented a paper entitled “An Unlikely Fit: The Contentious Entrance of Scottish Merchants into the Eighteenth-Century British Empire” at the Fall Quarter Works in Progress meeting. (11/9/2007)
Dr. Jeff Hankins presented a paper on “Glasgow Merchants in the British Empire” at the First Annual British Scholars Conference in Austin, Texas. He also chaired a panel on “English Perceptions of Americans Across the Atlantic.”
Service (university, profession, community):
Dr. Stephen Webre gave a presentation entitled "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story" as a part of the Lincoln Parish Library’s “Historical Happenings” series. The lecture explores the myth and reality of piracy in the Caribbean through the ages. (11/15/2007)
Lambda Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society presented a Veterans Day program on November 8, 2007. I. Sackmarx Marx (who was an American POW in Hitler’s Germany) and Landon Mile (who made landings for MacArthur and was in charge of radar in Okinawa) were the speakers at the event. The event was open to the public.
Dr. Laurie Stoff attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in New Orleans, LA, Nov 15-18.
Other significant activities:
Dr. Laurie Stoff (specialist in Russian history) will be leading a tour to Russia in early June, 2008. They will visit Moscow, St. Petersburg, and interesting destinations in between. The tour will last nine days, and anyone interested can join the tour (students can receive 1 credit hour).