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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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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.


Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 10/08/15, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Leigh Anne Francis (The College of New Jersey), Title: "’Bad Little Black Girls’: African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Remaking of White Supremacy.”

Maynooth Lecture, Wednesday, 10/28/2015, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Filipe Ribeiro-deMeneses (University of Maynooth-IRELAND), Title: 'Making sense of the Hitler's New Order: European neutrals, 1940-1944'

Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"