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Professor Nick Kapur Launches Our Global History Track

Nick Kapur is a historian of modern Japan and East Asia with an emphasis on transnational and comparative perspectives. He received a BA and MA from Stanford University, and a PhD from Harvard University, His current book manuscript, entitled The 1960 US-Japan Security Treaty Crisis and the Origins of Contemporary Japan, explores the impact of the massive 1960 protests in Japan on US-Japan relations, Japanese society and culture, and the Cold War international system. Professor Kapur also has research and teaching interests in environmental history, gender and the family, the history of imperialism, literature and film, and the history of nationalism. He has recently published research on environmental relations between China, Japan, and the United States since 1970. He also has a longstanding interest in digital humanities, and recently served a two-year stint as the manager of an interactive digital archive of Japan’s 2011 disasters (jdarchive.org). This spring, he will be teaching a course on international environmental relations called “Topics in Global History: The Globalization of the Environment.”

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Internship Opportunity

Check out this just posted internship opportunity and use your digital skills and public history knowledge: 

http://www.whatscookin.com/#C|872|936

October Lees Seminar

The Rutgers-Camden History Department presents the second Lees Seminar of the season.

The event will take place on Friday, October 24th at 4pm (please note the earlier start time) in the first-floor seminar room followed by a reception in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street. 

We welcome Jennifer Jones from Rutgers, New Brunswick, who will present her work on Therese Levasseur (Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress) and the Enlightenment. Our commentator will be Joy Deborah Wiltenburg, who teaches and publishes on early modern Europe and women’s history at Rowan University.

The Lees Seminar series was endowed by Andrew Lees, Distinguished Professor of History to promote research endeavors. Scholars present work-in-progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and a reception. 

 

Lees Seminar Series, Fall 2014

Our first event will take place on Friday, September 26th at 5pm in the first-floor seminar room followed by dinner in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street.

We welcome Naomi Taback who completed her PhD in early modern European history in 2013 at UCLA, where she currently teaches. She will present a book chapter titled “Making Artificial Man: Thomas Bray on the Education of American Indians”, which examines several British plans for the education of American Indians in the eighteenth century. Our very own Andrew Shankman will serve as commentator.

Please RSVP for our first event by September 19th to Professor Susan Mokhberi at s.mokhberi@rutgers.edu

Our second event will take place on Friday, October 24 at 5pm and will feature our colleague from Rutgers New Brunswick, Jennifer Jones, who will present her work on Therese Levasseur (Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress) and the Enlightenment. Our commentator will be Joy Deborah Wiltenburg, who teaches and publishes on early modern Europe and women’s history at Rowan University.

Congratulations to our Alumna Mandi Magnuson-Hung

Alumna Mandi Magnuson-Hung  (M.A. Public History, 2013) has accepted a position as curator at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia.  The museum presents and interprets the history of Wells Fargo, as well as banking history in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the museum, Mandi will help coordinate educational programs, tours, and special events.  

If you’re going to be in Center City, drop in and say hi and congratulations!