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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.
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.
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Mainichi, a major national newspaper in Japan, for the Oct. 3, 2014, issue.
The department hosted an NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014.
History major Amy Freeman has published an article on the Eastman Dental Dispensary in the Democrat and Chronicle.
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Yomuiri, a major national newspaper in Japan.
Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.
Dr. Bruce Leslie has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.
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.