- Dr. Libra Hilde has applied and been awarded a sabbatical.
Passports 2012 Winners Announced
Passports is the student journal of the History Department of San Jose State University. Every two years, the department asks undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers they have written for courses in the department. From these papers a committee of professors selects the best papers in each division--undergraduate and graduate. All students are encouraged to participate. Selection for Passports is quite prestigious. In the past, students have included these papers in applications to graduate school.
- Travis Blanchard - "In Pursuit of a Goodly Heritage": Eugenics in Early Twentieth-Century America
- Dennis Browne - Persecution of Homosexuals under the Dictatorships of the Twentieth Century
- Ryan Chappel - Slavery and Food: A means to Resistance, An Obstacle to Freedom
- Kailey Gardner - Thighs Spread for Democracy: Sex and Politics in Aristophanes's Lysistrata
- Daniel Joesten - Unwilling to Compromise: Roger Casement's Human Rights Views, 1900-1914
- Nathaniel Krause - Rubén Darío, American Imperialism, and Latin America in the 19th century
- Ross Paquette - A Line This Long:Gender and Medicine in the Story of Elena de Cespedes
- Thomas Brittendahl - The Phenomenon of Anne Conway and Her Principles
More than 180 guests were in attendance at the 2012 History Department Graduation, where 36 B.A. and 19 M.A. students were honored.
Teaching American History Grants
Together with its partners in area schools, the SJSU Department of History was awarded three Teaching American History grants from the U.S. Department of Education that began during Academic Year 2009-2010. One involves elementary teachers from San Jose's Berryessa, Oak Grove, and Evergreen districts and another high school teachers from the city's East Side Union High School district. A third Teaching American History grant was awarded to a partnership between the Department of History and four districts that constitute the Central Coast American History Consortium.
The History Department graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013.