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Summer 2016 study abroad in Rome

Eight history majors were among the sixteen ISU students who went to Italy in May as part of the study abroad course History/Classical Studies 385 (Roman Italy: Building the Empire). Based in Rome and jointly taught by Professors David Hollander (History) and Rachel Meyers (World Languages and Cultures), the class visited archaeological sites and museums … Continue reading Summer 2016 study abroad in Rome

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Geology major travels to Rome with history students

Brittany Grosskopf is a geology major with a quest for adventures. Her Iowa State education has offered her many opportunities, the most recent of which was travel to Rome with David Hollander’s Study Abroad trip in summer 2016.Œæ Read more about her ISU experiences here.

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Courtwright receives prestigious award at agricultural history conference

"Dr. Julie Courtwright attended the Agricultural History Society Conference in New York City this summer and came home with a tremendous honor. She was chosen as the winner of the 2016 Vernon Carstensen Award for the Best Article Published in Agricultural History. ‘On the Edge of Possible: Artificial Rainmaking and the Extension of Hope on … Continue reading Courtwright receives prestigious award at agricultural history conference

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Monroe earns prestigious NEH Fellowship for African sculpture research

What began as a hobby has now turned into a prominent humanities research award for John Warne Monroe, associate professor of history. Monroe began collecting African sculpture in his free time a decade ago, and his interest in the art’s history has led to a 2015-2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship.

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2015 Phi Betta Kappa inductees

The History Department is pleased to recognize the latest group of our majors to be inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. Congratulations to: Benjamin Davis, Jill Foley, Melissa Grunder, Justine Hagedorn, Adam Kenaragni, Jacob Peters, Coreen Robinson, Kyle Steingreaber.