Semiquincentennial Student Fellowship Project funded by the Gardiner Foundation

When Distinguished Professor of History Michael Leroy Oberg launched the Center for Local and Municipal History 2018, he had little experience writing proposals for grants funding. Since then he has submitted several proposals to federal agencies and private foundations and been awarded three grants. A recent proposal, The Gardiner Foundation …

Faculty Achievements and Publications Round-Up

It’s been a busy semester in the SUNY Geneseo Department of History! Here’s some of what our faculty has been up to over the past few months. Catherine Johnson Adams (Associate Professor, U.S. History) was appointed to a term as co-chair of the Black Studies program, together with Maria Lima …

Faculty News and Achievements Round-Up

We’ve had a busy few months here in the History Department! Here’s a round-up of some of the individual and collective achievements of our faculty. In October, SUNY Geneseo Provost and Professor of History Stacey Robertson opened the annual┬áHistorians Against Slavery Conference at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England. …

“Local History, Public Memory, and the Underground Railroad in Livingston County” with Catherine Adams

Professor Cathy Adams will give a talk this Sunday in the Livingston County Historical Society Museum on how the Underground Railroad operated in this area. The talk is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. Professor Adams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty …

Emilye Crosby on WXXI’s Need to Know

Professor Emilye Crosby appeared on a recent episode of WXXI’s Need to Know, discussing how and why educators should address the Black Lives Matter movement in the classroom. Professor Crosby has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1995. She studies African-American history and the history of civil rights. …

Ryan Jones at the Rochester Committee on Latin America

Professor Ryan Jones will speak at a gathering of the Rochester Committee on Latin America on Wednesday, February 1 entitled “The U.S. Elections: What They Mean For Latin America.” Together with colleague Professor Karleen West (Political Science), he will discuss the likely impact of the incoming presidential administration on Latin …

Michael Oberg on WXXI Connections

In late December, 1776, and early January of the following year, General George Washington led his troops into battle – and won two unlikely victories that effectively saved the American cause in the Revolutionary War. On January 5, Professor Michael Oberg appeared on the radio show “WXXI Connections with Evan …

Connecting With Teachers

Professors Megan Brankley Abbas and Justin Behrend visited Brighton High School on December 9 to talk with interested high school teachers. Department of History faculty regularly work with history teachers from across the Rochester area and Finger Lakes region, sharing ways in which some of the latest in historical research …

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