"By releasing students from the pressure of the practical major and allowing them to study what they are sincerely interested in, we allow them to become smarter, more creative, and more able" says Professor Cecilia Gaposchkin in the May 22, 2015
The Dartmouth Vietnam Project (DVP), launched in summer 2014 and sponsored by the History Department, is an experiential learning program that provides a group of Dartmouth students the chance to get hands-on practice in this exciting field of historical research.
Since classes ended last spring, Dartmouth historians have shared their expertise with international audiences, delivering major keynotes and named lectures in Germany, Estonia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
The Department of History held a poster session and reception to celebrate its Honors thesis students and all who have supported them in their work (from left to right: Ellen Nye, Diandra Wong, Maria Fernandez, Louis Wheatley, Andrew Shanahan, George Helding and John Descalzi).
At This Point in History is a collaborative blog effort by members of Dartmouth’s history department.
Edward Miller, an associate professor of history, says most American histories of the Vietnam War omit a crucial element, the Vietnamese themselves, the Valley News writes.
Growing up in South Korea, Jun Bum Sun ’14 had heard of an American activist who’d advocated for Korean independence. But it wasn’t until he arrived in Hanover that he felt a connection to the man known as “Korea’s favorite American.”
The symposium will explore themes from President Emeritus James Wright’s most recent book, Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them. Dartmouth faculty members from the history, English, geography, government, and women and gender studies departments will lecture and present papers on ancient to contemporary military history, both in America and abroad.