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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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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.