History Alum Named Associate Provost

Sarah Fatherly, ’91, has begun her new position as Associate Provost and Dean of University Programs at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sarah previously worked at Otterbein University in Ohio where she was a professor of history and chair of the Integrative Studies program. Dr. Fatherly earned her PhD in history at the University […]

Gustavus Adolphus Day Commemoration in Chapel

Chapel Talk: Gustavus Adolphus Day November 7, 2011 Today we remember Gustav II Adolf – king of Sweden from 1611-1632 and namesake of our college. Yesterday, November 6, marked the 379th anniversary of his death on a battlefield in Lützen, Germany during the Thirty Years’ War. Since his death, numerous individuals have created mythical images […]

History Honors Presentations!

The History Department invites the Gustavus community to this year’s Senior Honors Presentations.  May 10, 4:30 p.m. in SSC 101.    Fascinating research by the following: Val McCluskey:  “The Oneida and Bishop Hill Communities: Defining Utopianism” Claire Sagstuen:  “Russian Persecution of the Baltic Lutherans in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries and the Use of Religious […]

History Majors and Alums Excel!

Gustavus History Department majors and alums continue to secure hard-to-come-by internships and admission to highly competitive graduate programs.  To cite just three recent telling examples: Alums Aaron Hiltner and Maura Coonan are pusuing graduate work in, respectively, the PhD program in History at Boston University, and the Coordinated MA program in History and Library/Information at the University […]

Distinguished Historian to Speak at Gustavus

The Gustavus History Department is pleased to host distinguished historian Kevin Mumford who will deliver a public lecture titled “Untangling Pathology: Black Gay History before Stonewall” on Monday October 11th at 7:00 pm in SSC 101.  Professor Mumford teaches at the University of Iowa, where he serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of History, and is […]

History Majors Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

The Department of History is pleased to announce that the following History majors have been honored as new members of Phi Beta Kappa as of Spring semester, 2010: Alyssa Fitzgerald, Phillip Helt, Aaron Hiltner, Amy Jahnke, Claire Sagstuen, and Allie Skjerven.  Congratulations to all of you!

History Alum Awarded Fulbright

Dr. Joel A. Johnson, ’96, who double-majored in History (with Honors) and Political Science at Gustavus, recently learned that he has been awarded a prestigious senior-level Fulbright Scholar lecture/research position in the Department of British and American Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, for 2010-11.  About the university Joel writes: “I’ve had a little time to […]

History Majors Make History

People make history through their words and behaviors.  Historians “make” it by developing written interpretations of the past based on their research in primary sources.  Several Gustavus history majors are making histories of their own this academic year through independent studies and honors theses on a variety of fascinating topics: Independent Studies: Evan Curtin has completed […]

Digital History Projects

As the final component of the January Interim Experience course “History Bytes: History in the Digital Age,” students were asked to work in groups to research a topic and produce a digital project. The three groups all selected aspects of Gustavus history and spent the month researching in the college archives, interviewing people, and deciding […]

Allie Skjerven awarded Patricia Lindell Scholarship!

The History Department is pleased to announce that Allie Skjerven, senior History Major, has been awarded the 2010 Patricia Lindell Scholarship in the GAC library. This year’s project, to be carried out during Spring Semester 2010, will focus on how undergraduates utilize space in academic libraries.  Several academic libraries, most notably the University of Rochester […]