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Summer 2010 Higlights

Highlights for the Summer 2010
London Study Abroad Program

HST 401.501: "British Perspertives on the American Revolution"
Dr. Alison M. Parker, History Department, SUNY Brockport


We will tour the Tower of London, one of the oldest, most fascinating sites in the City of London. The White Tower dates from 1078 and most of the fortress has remained unchanged since the medieval era.


Students have the opportunity to experience the cultural heritage of London, including British culinary traditions and nightlife.


Attending a trial in the Royal Courts of Justice will help us to see just how much of English Common Law the Americans retained in their new legal system.


The Palace of Westminster is the site of the Houses of Parliament. We will attend a session of the House of Commons, which is famous for its lively debates.


Students have the opportunity to visit traditional European markets, such as Borough Market, pictured above, a scenic venue by the Thames River.


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, on the banks of the river Thames, is a wonderful recreation of Shakespeare's favorite playhouse. We will see a performance there-if we are lucky it will be "The Madness of King George"!


Westminster Abbey, famous for its stunning Gothic architecture, is also a symbol of the royal power and ceremony that Britain's rebellious colonists ultimately rejected. Many commemorations of the births and deaths of kings and queens have occurred here, as well as all coronations since 1066.


As a weekend day trip, we will visit the beautiful and stately colleges of Cambridge University, which was established in the 13th century. Many of the prominent politicians and theorists of the 18th century whose work we will read studied at either Cambridge or Oxford University.

Tower Bridge

Built in 1894, the Tower Bridge lift bridge is a majestic landmark spanning the Thames.

Colorful Street

Colorful side street in Notting Hill.

Little Venice

Little Venice is a neighborhood in North London at the confluence of three canals.

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Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!


History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).