History students shine at 2012 Conference on Faith & History
October 2012: Scott Anderson ‘12, Rosie Muska ‘13, Adam Saxton ’13, Ricky Seaman ’12 and alum Justin Myhra ’12 presented historical research papers at the biennial Conference on Faith and History, hosted by Gordon College. Their presentations garnered praise from panel commentators and professors alike, including one suggested publication and several requested copies. After some hard earned success, the students ventured to Boston and walked most of the Freedom Trail, a path weaving through sites like Paul Revere’s old north church and Bunker Hill. For more information, read the article here.
History Professor Wins Princeton Fellowship
June 2012: Associate Professor of History Jonathan Den Hartog will be spending the 2012-13 academic year in residence at Princeton University. He was recently appointed the Garwood Visiting Fellow for the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, a center housed in the Politics Department of Princeton University. Den Hartog will spend the year researching two projects: the political thought of John Jay and world-wide responses to the French Revolution. For more information, read the article here.
Two History Professors Highlighted in NWC Pilot
May 2012: Two History Professors featured prominently in the Spring issue of the NWC Pilot.
Students around the World
April 2012: The History Department loves to tell students that history can take them anywhere in the world. Current students are demonstrating the truth of this claim. This semester, the department has two students studying on the other side of the globe at Jerusalem University College. Emily Hannay has spent the year in Jerusalem and reports that it has been an amazing experience. Jacob Solmonson is enjoying his Spring Semester there. He recently checked in with a picture of himself with several fellow NWC students at Qumran, the site where archaeologists discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr. Aling and Dr. Billington Consulted for Documentary Film
February 2012: On February 7, Tim Mahoney of Mahoney Media began the filming of his documentary about the Exodus narrative, The Exodus Beyond Time. He did an extended film shoot on the NWC campus. Dr. Charles Aling and Dr. Clyde Billington were the leading historical experts in this documentary. Dr. Aling is an expert in Ancient Egyptian History, and Dr. Billington has written on several topics related to the Exodus in the Old Testament. Both are outstanding experts to offer professional views on the intersections of history, archaeology, and biblical accounts.
Dr. Miller Presents at Conferences
November 2011: In the last two months, Dr. Matthew Miller, assistant professor of history and expert in Russian history and Russian-American relations, has presented two papers at academic conferences. In October, Dr. Miller presented “Sustaining the Orthodox Commonwealth: The American YMCA in the Balkans, 1892-1940” at the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture in Columbus, Ohio. In November, he presented, “The Extraordinary Adventures of Paul B. Anderson in the Land of the Bolsheviks” at the National Convention for the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Washington, DC.
Dr. Aling Interviewed about Egypt
February 2011: The unrest in Egypt raises many concerns about what will happen to the country’s antiquities, some of which have been damaged and stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the world's largest collection of Egyptian treasures. Dr. Charles Aling is known to some on campus as “Indiana Jones.” He holds a Ph.D. in Ancient History and Egyptology and served as assistant field director in Egypt on excavation projects in the Valley of the Kings. Among other courses, he teaches “History and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt” at Northwestern.