EUROPEAN TRAVEL COURSE, SUMMER 2005
May and June 2005, Professor Carla Lovett led ten students on a travel
course to Europe.
Students visited nine cities in seven countries in Central and Western
Europe, taking in significant historic sites, museums, and galleries along
the way. The course included brief overviews of each country but
focused primarily on the historical development and current drama of the
European Union. Students then wrote critical response papers based
on their summer travels and research.
Read ENC student,
Kling's essay on “European Union Integration”
PRIZE WINNING HISTORIAN TO SPEAK AT ENC
Hackett Fischer will be giving the History Department’s keynote lecture
in December, 2005. Fischer is University Professor and Warren Professor of
History at Brandeis University and the author of numerous acclaimed books
on American history, including Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways
in America (Oxford University Press, 1989); Paul Revere's Ride
(Oxford University Press, 1994); The Great Wave: Price Movements in
Modern History (Oxford University Press, 1996); Bound Away: Virginia
and the Westward Movement (University of Virginia Press, 2000); and
Crossing (Oxford, 2004), for which Fischer won the
be speaking at ENC on his latest work, Liberty
and Freedom (Oxford, 2004), a sweeping narrative of American history,
chronicling the ever-changing meanings of “liberty” and “freedom.”
Professor Donald Yerxa will be teaching an upper
division course in Fall 2005 that will survey the work of Fischer.
NEW COURSES OFFERED FOR THE FALL/SPRING 2005-06
History Department is offering a batch of new, exciting courses for the
05-06 year. Among these are: HI350 Africa in World History,
Fall 2005, MWF Period 2, with Professor William McCoy; HI410 Seminar
in American History: the Work of David Hackett Fischer, Fall 2005,
Tues 3:00 - 5:30pm, with Professor Donald Yerxa; HI346
America in the Vietnam War Era, Fall 2005, Tues, Thur, with
Professor Randall J. Stephens; and HI337 History of Science &
Christianity, Fall 2005, Tues., Thurs., 9:30 -10:45am, with Professor
Donald Yerxa. Click
here for more details on each of these and other 05-06 classes.
STEPHENS GIVES SEVERAL ACADEMIC PAPERS
Randall Stephens has kept himself rather busy this year with a string of
conference presentations and talks. He was an invited presenter at
the annual Society For Pentecostal Studies
conference, held in Virginia Beach, VA (March 2005). Stephens commented
on Duke Professor of homiletics, William Clair Turner’s paper, "Follow
Peace with All Men: The ‘Blackness’ of the United Holy Church of America."
In early March, Professor Stephens delivered a paper on his research for
the ENC Public Lecture Series, organized by Professors Carla Lovett and
Marianna Krejci-Papa. In April 2005, he presented a paper entitled
"'Jesus is Coming': Premillennialism and the Radicalization of the Southern
Holiness Movement, 1896-1906" at the New England Historical Association
conference held at Regis College, Weston, MA. And, in October 2005
Stephens will present a paper, "'The mob was to kill a Wesleyan': Wesleyan
Perfectionist Missionaries in Virginia and North Carolina, 1847-1851,"
at a University of Florida conference honoring the work of Bertram Wyatt-Brown.
When he can get a breath, Stephens is also reworking his dissertation into
a book and completing several articles for publication.
YERXA GIVES CAPSTONE LECTURE
AT MOUNT VERNON
April 18th, history professor Donald Yerxa gave the capstone
lecture, "The Evolving Debate That Should Not Go Away--At Least Not
Right Now," to Mount Vernon Nazarene University honors students engaged
in a semester-long discussion on the contemporary origins debate. The following
evening Yerxa gave a lecture on "History on a Large Scale" as part of the
MVNU 2004-2005 Lecture Artist Series.
ON PANEL WITH DISTINGUISHED HISTORIAN
30th, Yerxa joined scholars from Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania,
Bowdoin College, and Syracuse University to assess David Hackett Fischer's
and Freedom at the New England Political
Science Association's annual meeting in Portland, Maine. Fischer, who
recently received the Pulitzer Prize for his Washington's Crossing
and who will speak at ENC on December 6, 2005, was there to respond to
ENC History Department Lectures