Students in the public history track will be expected to enroll in HST 7xx, a public history capstone worth 3 credits, in their final semester.
1. Students will produce a public history project conceived in consultation with their project advisor. Projects can include: a virtual exhibit and catalogue designed around historical objects and aimed at a public history audience; a website based on a non-material topic in public history and designed for a public history audience; an essay aimed at public history scholars; an essay or report based on a substantial internship experience in a public history environment such as a museum or local historical society; an oral history project culminating in a website or other form of exhibit. Projects can be virtual (on the web), digital (a video or photographic product), or material (a physical exhibit).
2. All projects must, however, have a formal written component of at least fifteen pages. Stand-alone essays (essays not accompanied by a substantial virtual, digital or other component) must be at least thirty pages in length.
3. The public history capstone is capped off by an oral defense by the committee.
4. The public history capstone is graded. A “B” is necessary to pass and to fulfill the requirements of the MA program.
EXPECTATIONS for History 7xx (Public History Capstone)
Student must fulfill the following:
Faculty readers must fulfill the following:
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.
Dr. Takashi Nishiyama has published a book, Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).
The department will host the NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2015.
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.