Waco History Walk with Dr. Sloan!
NEW DATE & TIME! Phi Alpha Theta is presenting a Waco History Walk with Dr. Sloan on Sunday, October 17! This event is open to all students interested in Waco’s history. Meet by the mural located at Eastside Market (400 E. Bridge St.) on Oct. 17 at 1:30pm.
Donuts & Coffee at Homecoming Parade
Attention, Baylor History students and alumni!

If you will be at Homecoming this weekend, our department is bringing back our tradition of coffee and donuts at the Homecoming Parade! Look for the History Dept.& The Texas Collection tent in front of Carroll Library this Saturday morning, Oct. 16. Stop by to say hello and get a donut (beginning at 8am until we run out)! The parade begins downtown at 8am and usually arrives on campus around 8:30 or 8:45am.
Special Lecture:
Join us for a special lecture by Dr. Gina Tam, Assistant Professor of Chinese History at Trinity University. This event will be held in Cashion classroom C311, starting at 4:00pm on Monday, September 13, 2021. Sponsored by the Department of History, Asian Studies, and the Center for Global Engagement.
Baylor Students Win Presentation Prizes at History Conference!
We had multiple Baylor students win prizes and honors at the 9th Annual Phi Alpha Theta History Conference hosted by Texas State University on April 24, 2021. These students were also in Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson's HIS 3371 course this spring.

Congratulations to Abigail Bragg who won the 3rd place prize for Best Undergraduate Panel Presentation at Texas State’s History Conference! Abigail is a junior majoring in Middle Grade Social Sciences. Her presentation, “Harlem’s Hellfighters and Renaissance: How the Art of World War I Soldiers Expressed a Holistic Black American Identity” can be viewed here:

Congratulations to Myracle Sadie Fielding who won 2nd place for Best Undergraduate Virtual Poster at Texas State’s History Conference! Myracle is a senior majoring in Medical Humanities. Her poster, “The Elite Association: Contextualizing the Leisure and Nightlife of the Black Elite in a White-Centric Narrative” can be viewed here:

Congratulations to Austin Pistor who won the 3rd place prize for Best Undergraduate Virtual Poster! His presentation, “The Evolution of Racism: The Rise and Fall of the Political Control of the KKK in Dallas Through 1929” can be viewed here:

The following panel presentations received Honorable Mentions for the Undergraduate Panel Presentation category:

Rahjon “RJ” Singleton
Chloe Munoz
Natalie Stitt
Kea Bekkedahl
Jacarra Eshan
Kate Puentes

All panel presentations and virtual posters can be viewed at

Dr. Sweet receives 2021 Robert L. Reid Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Anne Sweet, the 2021 recipient of the Robert L. Reid Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities!

This award was established in 1992 in honor of Prof. Robert Reid, who taught history at Baylor from 1948-1992 and served as the Chair of the History Department for 25 years. The Robert L. Reid Award is given to a faculty member in the Department of History for excellence in teaching, nominated by history students. Previous awardees include Dr. Bracy V. Hill (2019 & 2017), Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton (2007), Dr. Robert M. Baird (2001), Dr. Richard B. Riley (1997), Dr. Paul T. Armistead (1996), and Prof. Robert L. Reid (1992).

Praise for Dr. Sweet from current History students include:

"She makes history engaging and rewarding to study. She truly cares about students and prioritizing class engagement."

"I would not have decided to pursue a history major without Dr. Sweet and her incredible classes!"

"Super engaging and passionate professor."
Congratulations to the newest members of Phi Alpha Theta who are being initiated this week: Alex Arroliga, Kathleen Butcher, Gloria Conatser, Rachel Connell, Will deGraffenried, Cara Hoekstra, Gordon Hoffman, Hattie Krawiecki, Kyle Meredith, Will Pitts, Cynthia Reifsteck, Mikaela Sweet, and Justin Vega!
Announcing the Winner of the 2019 Guittard Book Award: Dr. Daniel J. Watkins!
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship! Congratulations to Dr. Daniel J. Watkins who co-edited with Dr. Mita Choudhury Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley (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
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