Dr. Daniel J. Watkins is the 2019 recipient of the Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship!
Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley, was edited by Daniel J. Watkins and Mita Choudhury (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Liverpool University Press, 2019).
The Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship is awarded annually for a distinguished work of original scholarship in any area of history, written by a current or emeritus member of the faculty of the Baylor Department of History or by any graduate holding a degree in history from Baylor University. For more information, see baylor.edu/history/guittardbookaward.
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson, who will co-direct a $146,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant project with Karin Wulf and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. The three-week teacher institute on “Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America” will bring K-12 teachers to the Omohundro Institute at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to explore the #VastEarlyAmerica and to introduce them to tools of historical discovery that will facilitate research projects about the early American history of the places where they live and teach.
Sic ‘em, Dr. Johnson!
Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson is the Ralph and Bessie Lynn Chair of History at Baylor University.
To learn more about the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit www.neh.gov.
Congratulations to Benjamin "Jack" Young, who recently published "Holy Healthcare: Oral Roberts and the Rise and Fall of the City of Faith, 1960-1990" in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's 23rd volume of ARCHIVE: An Undergraduate Journal of History.
"Benjamin J. Young is a junior at Baylor University majoring in history and religion. He is interested in the histories of religion, culture, migration, and urban life, with a particular focus on the intersection of these themes in American history. This article is an expanded version of an essay written under the guidance of Dr. Philip Jenkins for his Spring 2019 course, 'Late Modern U.S. History, 1975-2010.'"
View Volume 23 of the journal here: https://uwarchive.wordpress.com/current-volume-3/.
We've moved! The main Dept. of History office is relocating to Burleson Hall Suite 103 while the Tidwell Bible Building undergoes renovations. We will open August 3, 2020. If you need to reach our faculty and staff in the meantime, please reach out via email (see our History Faculty page or reach out to our staff below).
Congratulations to our 2020/2021 History Scholarship recipients!
Justin Vega - George Michael Stuart Scholarship
Connor Porter - Kevin H. Reynolds Scholarship
Ashley Orellana - Lavonia Jenkins-Barnes Scholarship
Adam Williams - John M. Roberts Scholarship
Emma Wilson - Gene and Mary Richardson Scholarship
Mary Cade - Jenice and Crawford Long Scholarship
Michaela Fehn, Augustine Landess, Quinton Matsuo-Chun, and Danielle Sanchez - Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship
For more information about scholarships for history majors, see www.baylor.edu/history/scholarships.
Check out our online history courses offered for Minimester, Summer I, and Summer II! With Baylor's Summer of Discovery tuition discounts and bundles, it's a good time to take a history course. Learn more at: https://baylor.edu/discovery/
This event has been postponed. For more information, see https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus/.
Dialect and the Making of Modern China
Monday, April 6, 2020
3:30pm | Cashion 311
Dr. Gina Anne Tam is an assistant professor of Chinese history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Having graduated from Stanford University in 2016, she has research interests in the history of collective identity, including race, ethnicity, nation, and gender, in modern China. Her first book, Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860-1960, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History, Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Engagement.
This event has been postponed. Baylor University has suspended student activities through the end of March. For more information, see https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus/.
Our 2020 Women's History Month Lecture features Dr. Amy S. Greenberg, George Winfree Professor of History and Women's Studies at Penn State University. Dr. Greenberg will speak on "Female Political Power before the Vote: Why some Washington D.C. ladies saw no need for Women's Rights in the 1840s."
Monday, March 30, 2020
Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center
3:30pm (Reception to Follow)
Sponsored by the Dept. of History and Mortar Board.
Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson will join our Department of History faculty in Fall 2020 as our Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History. Dr. Johnson is author of Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance (University of Georgia Press, 2014). He will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history.