The History Graduate Student Organization functions as an academic and social communication link between faculty and students. It also identifies members for several representative bodies in the universitywide Graduate Student Advisory Committee, its subcommittees, and certain councils of the Faculty Senate.
A graduate student selected by the HGSO represents that body on the Department of History Graduate Studies Committee and participates in developing general curricular and other policy for the departments graduate programs. The HGSO also selects a member to attend general faculty meetings in the department.
The HGSO encourages graduate students to become active in the organization as well as identify themselves for possible council and committee work in the department and the university. Such activities can be strong assets in your professional resume and excellent experience for future professional life in the academy.
Spring Speaker: Dr. Michael Vargas, March 20 - Dr. Vargas is a scholar of medieval Iberian society and culture who teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He recently published a monograph on late medieval religious orders in Spain titled “Taming a Brood of Vipers: Conflict and Change in Fourteenth-Century Dominican Convents” (Leiden: Brill, 2011). His approach to history is interdisciplinary and his presentation on Wednesday, March 20th at 4:30 in Brown Hall 1028, “Cross-disciplinary Visualizations for Digital Age Historians” will include a mix of progressive scholarly topics pertinent to those interested in the place of the humanities in the age of the internet.
President : Jack Goodman
Vice President: Eric Ware
Secretary: Claire Herhold
Treasurer: Yoon-Rim Kim