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I am currently working on a manuscript provisionally entitled Hunting Africa: British Sport, Colonial Encounters, and the Nature of Empire. Hunting was one of the central ways in which Britons interacted with Africans on the colonial frontier, yet the sport has not received the attention that evangelism and exploration have. This book examines the negotiated relationships British hunters had with African peoples, the impact of British women who hunted, and the ways in which hunters helped construct British understandings of and knowledge about Africa. The aim is to illuminate the role of hunters in the construction of colonial power and to better our understanding of how hunting, and especially the safari, shaped British and American perceptions of what Africa should be. This research draws together my broader interests in the histories of environmentalism, science, gender, and empire.
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.
History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.
The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.
The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.