Newton Key will introduce two film selections on Swing Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s, and then moderate discussion, Thursday, 7 February 2013, 7-9 p.m., in Buzzard Hall Auditorium. The films, each about 25 minutes, are a selection from Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration; and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The brief introduction attempts to contextualize the Swing rebellion and to link sounds and events then with those of the 1970s and beyond. This free presentation is open to the public and connected with the America’s Music exhibit at Booth Library.
The History Department at Eastern Illinois University invites all interested students to their first History Careers Day to be held on 22 February 2013 from 10—3 in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Each session will begin with a fast round of brief presentations (5-6 minutes each) and then open it up to questions about innovations in history research, opportunities for grants, awards, and future study, etc. The morning sessions feature current graduate and undergraduate students and a few of the department faculty. The afternoon sessions are devoted to reports from the front from alumni employed in a variety of fields. (Organizers; Sace Elder, Newton Key, Brian Mann, Nora Small )
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- 10:00-10:50 Student session
- Emily Scarbrough, “Suffrage and Antisuffrage in Illinois”
- Clare Smith, “Stuart Images of Henry VIII”
- Pat Vonesh, “Transcultural Identities Among Blacks and Whites in Britain, 1950-1980”
- Philip Mohr, “Housing E.I.U.’s G.I.s and Married Students”
- 11:00-11:50: Faculty session (Professors of History at EIU)
- Newton Key, “News Networks in the 17th and 21st Centuries”
- Brian Mann, “Researching Modern Iranian History”
- Ed Wehrle, “The View from Camp David”
- Anita Shelton, “Translating History”
- 12:00-12:50: Lunch (provided)
- Study Abroad
- 1:00-1:50 and 2:00-2:50: Alumni session (2x)
- Ryan Blankenship, Managing Director, Mathematics and Statistics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
- Marc Anderson, Product Manager, Congressional and Historical Collections, ProQuest
- Amanda Bryden, State Sites Collection Manager, Indiana State Museum and State Historic Sites, New Harmony State Historic Site
- Bobbi Kingery, Career Counselor, College of Arts & Humanities
- Amanda Standerfer, Adult Division Head Librarian, Decatur Public Library
- 3:00 Career Day Ends. Note: all participants are invited the keynote talk by Dr. Christopher Olsen, 7 pm in Doudna Lecture Hall.
Noted historian Dr. Christopher Olsen, chair and professor of the History at Indiana State, will deliver the first History Careers Day keynote lecture at 7 p.m., February 22, 2013 at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall. “Crooks, Drunks, and Bandits: Voting in Antebellum America,” offers a lively take on the pre-Civil War American electorate. Dr. Olsen is author of several books including Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi: Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830-1860 (Oxford U. P., 2000) and The American Civil War: A Hands-On History (Hill and Wang, 2006). The schedule for other History Careers Day events/workshops elsewhere on the Eastern Illinois University campus will be posted shortly.