History APEX Fellowship Info Session Tuesday 12/3 @11am

Phi Alpha Theta invites you to the History APEX Fellowship Info Session on Tuesday, December 3 at 11am in the Kauke Tower!

Come hear from 2019 History APEX Fellows!  Learn about great opportunities in History and how you can apply for an APEX Fellowship.

Featuring 2019 APEX Fellows:

  • Emily Beuter ’20: National First Ladies’ Library
  • Ingrid Buckley ’20: Southeast Ohio History Center
  • Georgina Tierney ’22: Maine Historical Society

We hope to see you there!

History APEX Fellowship Presentations

Copy of Arpilleras Power Point

I’m posting to share a copy of the images I used in our discussion of Arpilleras.  Here it is: 23 Arpilleras

(Again, this is just one of the options for your primary source analysis: you can also pick a source from Fear in Chile, or the copy of the “Popular Unity Government: Basic Program” from Becker.)

And another copy of the LA Rev Final Exam Study Guide Fall 2019

I look forward to answering your remaining exam prep question on Wednesday!

Interested in the Impeachment? Come Learn More Tuesday 11/19 @7pm

I write to share this announcement from Phi Alpha Theta president Savanna Hitlan:


Dear All,

Hello! I am Savanna Hitlan and I am the President of Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), the history honors society on campus. I wanted to let you all know about an upcoming event co-hosted by PAT and the Political Science Club.
As many of you know, the U.S., for the fourth time in the history of the nation, is currently beginning trials for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In loom of that, our two clubs have come together to create an event that can help students and faculty alike understand the situation from a historical and political science lens.
Professor Roche (History) and Professor Bas van Doorn (Political Science) have agreed to demonstrate their interpretations of the impeachment trials. They each will give about a six to ten minute synopsis of their points and once both done we will open the floor to any questions that the general audience may have. One person from each of the above clubs will moderate.
If that wasn’t enough, there will also be snacks provided by Spoon.
The event will be held Tuesday, November 19, from 7:00-8:00pm in Kauke 038.
Hope to see you all there!
Thank you,
Have a nice day!

Native American Heritage Month

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion invites you to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with our kickoff event this Thursday, November 7 at 7PM in the Andrews Library Core. Join the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio in learning about native foods and their origins.

Then sit back and relax on November 20 from 11AM to 1PM in the Lowry Pit and enjoy the sounds of Cherokee singer/songwriter Michael Jacobs.

Dr. Leiby on Surviving in the Heartland: Immigrant Communities in OH Tuesday 11/5 @7pm

Please join us for this month’s Wooster Science Café next Tuesday,  November 5th from 7-8pm. It will be in the Excelsior Room at Spoon Market & Deli (144 W Liberty St, Wooster). Please come early if you would like to get food and eat before the café and you can bring these upstairs to enjoy during the cafe. There will also be light appetizers provided for free by Spoon. We hope you will come early to mingle.

Michele Leiby,  in Political Science at The College of Wooster, will share the results of a community-based research project on the lives of Central American immigrants in rural Ohio. The discussion will include consideration of the factors driving immigration from Central America to the United States and how U.S. immigration policies impact the lives of immigrants.  It will conclude with consideration of evidence-based strategies for effectively advocating for immigrants’ human rights.

CoW Amnesty International

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Students: I write to pass on this information from our campus chapter of Amnesty International.

“Amnesty International is a global organization that focuses on the education and preservation of human rights for all people. The Wooster chapter focuses to educate people in the community on human rights issues in our community and around the world. If you are interested meetings are on Monday nights in Lowry 120 from 6:15-7:15. If you have any questions please contact Dena Nashawati dnashawati20@wooster.edu or Audrey VanderVelde avandervelde20@wooster.edu “

Wikipedia Project Support

Good afternoon!

I’m writing a quick post in response to your requests from this morning’s Wikipedia Workshop.  We’ll talk more after break, but I wanted to make sure you had my feedback in case you’re already working on finding sources and coming up with a strategy to improve your articles.

Questions you raised:

  • Finding sources: this was by far the most common question.  You should take advantage of the rich library resources available to you at the College of Wooster.   The Latin American Studies LibGuide organizes many of these tools.  You can start with online encyclopedia databases like Credo for a broad overview.  For biographies, check out the Biography Reference Bank.  For more detailed research on Latin American topics, Historical Abstracts is my next stop.  Depending on your topic, resources like LGBT life or Chicano Database will be helpful.  Come see me or a librarian for help.  IF YOU USE THESE OFF CAMPUS, you need to connect with the VPN.
  • Writing: We’ll have peer review in class, and you can always get helpful feedback from the Writing Center.  And remember to refer to Wikipedia’s guidelines on tone.
  • Shaping a “Stub” Article: I find it very helpful to look at models from similar articles for ideas about what works and what doesn’t.  For example, when I created the article for Kerolin Nicoli Israel Ferraz, I looked at how other soccer players’ pages were structured, and what kinds of information they included.
  • KH seeing my work: Don’t worry, as long as your are logged in, Wikipedia lets me track all of your contributions to class articles.  I can also see the History pages for each article.
  • Translation: there is a helpful tutorial on translation if this is part of your project.

The next steps in this project:

Before class on Friday, October 18th you will:

  • Complete Wikipedia Peer Review Training.
  • On your article’s talk page, create a new heading to introduce your proposed edits.
  • On the talk page, write a few sentences about what you plan to contribute to the selected article, and why these additions are important. Think back to our discussions of content gaps, Wikipedia’s 5 Pillars, and the American Historical Association article.
  • Compile a list of at least 6-8 relevant, reliable books, journal articles, or other sources. Post that bibliography to the talk page of the article you’ll be working on.

We’ll work on peer review of your improvement plans, as well as any technical or technological questions that may arise in class that Friday.