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 Historians Against Slavery Conference at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England. …

“Denial” Movie Screening and Panel Discussion: April 18

“Denial” is based on one of the most high-profile libel cases in recent years: when David Irving sued historian Deborah Lipstadt in 2000 for writing that he was “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” The ensuing trial, dramatised in this recent movie starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy …

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 …

Professors Adams and Behrend on Local NPR Station

Professor Cathy Adams and Justin Behrend appeared this week on “Connections with Evan Dawson”, a radio program airing on Rochester NPR affiliate WXXI, to discuss perspectives on African-American history.  Behrend’s recently-published book, Reconstructing Democracy, was discussed extensively.  You can read more about the program and listen to the conversation here.

Professor Justin Behrend Publishes New Book on Reconstruction

The department congratulates Professor Justin Behrend on the publication of his book, Reconstructing Democracy:  Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South after the Civil War.  Focusing on the lives of African-Americans in the Natchez District of Mississippi, Behrend’s work reconstructs the ways that ex-slaves involved themselves in democratic actions in …

Teachers’ Day 2014

On Friday, March 14, the History Department hosted its first “Teachers’ Day” event.  Conceived of as an opportunity to put Geneseo History faculty in touch with local high school educators, the event attracted 45 teachers representing districts in Livingston, Monroe, Genesee, Steuben, and Wyoming Counties.  Morning workshops led by Joe …

History Department Faculty Awards

The department extends its congratulations to the History Department’s three 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award recipients. Justin Behrend received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Michael Oberg received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Emilye Crosby won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in …

Recent Publications and Events

The department congratulates two colleagues on recent publications.  In March 2013, Tze-ki’s Hon’s monograph entitled Revolution as Restoration: Guocui Xuebao and China’s Path to Modernity, 1905-1911 was released by Brill. The publicity page is available here. Additionally, Justin Behrend’s article entitled “Facts and Memories: John R. Lynch and the Revising …

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