The Baylor Department of History presents its annual Women's History Month Lecture, featuring Dr. Katherine Benton-Cohen from Georgetown University. Dr. Benton-Cohen will speak on "Immigrant Women and the Rise of the Surveillance State in the Progressive Era" on Wednesday, March 21 at 3:30pm in the Marrs McLean Science Building auditorium, MMSCI 101.
This talk explores how immigration enforcement and the emergence of the FBI relied on patrolling, policing, and surveilling the movements, morals, and lives of immigrant women during the Progressive Era (1890 - 1920). Dr. Benton-Cohen argues that the US government relied on assumptions about women's lives and livelihoods to grow federal power over immigration and law enforcement in the early 20th century and beyond. The lecture will highlight the experiences of Chinese women suspected of prostitution, Mexican women traveling across the border, Japanese "picture brides," and European women caught up in the "white slavery" moral panic that led to the passage of the Mann Act of 1910, a federal legislation which prohibited interstate transportation of women for "immoral purposes."
The lecture is sponsored by the History Department, the Organization of American Historians, and the Baylor Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. A reception with light refreshments will be provided after the lecture.
Our annual Black History Month Lecture features Dr. John H. Bracey, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, who will be speaking on "My Encounter with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr: A Historian's Perspective." The lecture is at 3:30pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer (H101).
Dr. Bracey's major academic interests are in African American social history, radical ideologies, and movements, and the history of African American Women and more recently the interactions between Native Americans and African Americans, and Afro-Latinos in the United States. During the 1960s, Dr. Bracey was active in the Civil Rights, Black Liberation, and other radical movements in Chicago.
This lecture is sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and Baylor's Department of History.
Phi Alpha Theta's annual Valentine's Day Book Sale is on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the lobby of the Tidwell Bible Building. Cash and cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Baylor's Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.
Baylor was well-represented at the National Phi Alpha Theta conference this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. PAT members Jonathan Cooper and Anabel Burke gave well-received papers to students and faculty from universities across the United States. Both did a great job presenting and handling questions and received excellent feedback from faculty discussants. Well done, Jonathan amd Anabel!
Anyone interested in opportunities like this should join Phi Alpha Theta, our History honor society. Pick up an application at the History Department Office.
Baylor University History Department presents the fortieth annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture, featuring Dr. Ethan H. Shagan, Professor of History at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Shagan will be speaking on "The Problems of Belief in Early Modern England". The first lecture, "How Belief Became Hard," will be on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 3:30-5:00, and the second lecture, "How Belief Became Free," will be on Tuesday, November 14, from 3:30-5:00. Both lectures will be held in Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer (H101).
Elise Leal, one of our PhD Candidates, won the Sidney E. Mead Prize for her essay, "All Our Children May be Taught of God”: Schools and the Roles of Childhood and Youth in Creating Evangelical Benevolence."
The Sidney E. Mead Prize is awarded by the American Society of Church History for best unpublished essay by a doctoral candidate or recent graduate. Further information may be found here: https://churchhistory.org/grants-and-awards/
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea L. Turpin, Associate Professor of History, for winning the 2016 Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship for her book, A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (Cornell University Press, 2016). A dinner reception was held on October 11, 2017 to recognize Dr. Turpin, the 2017-2018 Guittard Fellows, and the recipients of the Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship.
The Guittard Book Award was established in 2013 by Dr. Francis G. Guittard’s descendants to honor his legacy, to recognize and celebrate the high quality of published scholarship in the field of history produced by Baylor faculty and graduates of the Department of History, and to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Guittard family to the department. Dr. Francis G. Guittard taught at Baylor University from 1902 until his death in 1950. He helped organize the Department of History in 1910 and served as its chair for about 40 years.
Books eligible for the 2017 Guittard Book Award must have a publishing date between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017 and be authored by a current or emeritus Baylor History faculty member or by a graduate holding a degree in History from Baylor University.
2016 Guittard Book Award Winner:
Dr. Andrea L. Turpin
2017-2018 Guittard Fellows:
David Roach, Ph.D. Student
Julie Mullican, M.A. Student
2017-2018 Guittard-Verlander-Voegtle Scholarship Recipients:
To learn more about Dr. Francis G. Guittard and the Guittard Book Award, visit: https://www.baylor.edu/history/index.php?id=869489.