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Department Newsletter

Fall 2014

     The Time Lines Newsletter is printed annually and is distributed to Department of History alumni and students. To access previous years' editions, click here.  The newsletter is offered exclusively in .pdf format. (To read .pdf documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat free of charge.)  

Department Facebook

     The department has created a Facebook page, “History Department, The College at Brockport,” to keep students and faculty alike informed of departmental events. Some of the information  displayed on the page include student and faculty success, departmental lectures, and information about upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

  • October 8, 2016 - Synnestvedt Lecture, Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis, The College of New Jersey, "Bad Little Black Girls:  African American Women, Mass Incarceration, & the Remaking of White Spremacy."
  • October 28, 2016 - Maynooth Lecture.  Dr. Filipe Ribeiro-de-Meneses, University of Maynooth, Ireland.  "Making Sense of Hitler's New Order: European neutrals, 1940-1944."  

Annual Events

     The department hosts four annual lectures.  Three of these, the Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture, the Maynooth Lecture, and the Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture bring outside scholars to the College for an evening lecture.  The fourth lecture features the Kutolowski Departmental Fellow.  This is an award that helps support the research endeavors of a tenured faculty member in the History Department. Each year, the Fellow presents the results of his or her research in a talk held in the Spring.  

     We also hold an annual celebration of student scholarship and a separate ceremony where our faculty highlight the accomplishments of our graduating seniors.  Department faculty members have also been active in organizing conferences.

     For information on previous events and conferences, click here .


Time Lines Archives

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Events Archive

Recent Conferences:

New York Conference on Asian Studies , Oct. 1-2, 2010.

Recent Lectures:

2014 Maynooth Lecture, "Why Maps In History?  Case studies from the Irish Historic Town Atlas" given by Dr. Jacinta Prunty, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2014 Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: "Turn anger, fear, grief into action:  ACT UP New York," given by Dr. Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology.

2013 Maynooth Lecture, "Why Study History?" given by Dr. John Bradley, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2013 Synnestvedt Lecture: "Living with Lynching: African American Drama and Citizenship," given by Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University.

2013 Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: "Moral Panics: Youth, Sex, and Forced Labor, Yesterday and Today," given by Dr. Anthony Marcus, John Jay College of the CUNY.

2012 Maynooth Lecture, "Domestic Violence during the Little Ice Age in Europe" given by Dr. David Lederer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2012 Synnestvedt Lecture, "Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women Radicals, the Cold War, and Twenty-First Century Global Democracy" given by Dr. Erik S. McDuffie, University of Delaware.

2012 Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: "Reading, 'Rithing, Rhythm, and Romance: Southern Girls and Sexual Politics" given by Professor Susan Cahn (University at Buffalo)

2012 Kutolowski Departmental Fellow talk given by Dr. Anne Macpherson.

2011 Maynooth Lecture, "Fashioning Irish National Identity: the contribution of Irish émigrés in early modern Europe," by Dr. Marion Lyons, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

2011 Synnestvedt Lecture, "Exile and Errantry: Cuban Insurgents in the late-nineteenth century," by Dr. Dalia A. Muller, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Last Updated 9/28/15


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).