The Department of History
RECENT EVENTS, NEWS, AND PUBLICATIONS
UPCOMING BLACK MALE INITIATIVE CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON DIVERSITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
On October 3, 2014 Baruch will 9th Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference, which will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a film screening.
The flyer can be found at this link.
ANNUAL BERKIN-FRIEDMAN FORUM TO FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE ON OCTOBER 16, 6 PM AT BPAC
History students and faculty are encouraged to attend the annual Berkin Friedman Forum on October 16th, at 6pm, in the Performing Arts Center. The program focuses on the climate crisis and the controversy over U.S. government policies on the environment, and will feature prominent guest speakers who shape climate policy.
BARUCH COLLEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Baruch College is proud to participate for the first time in an International Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR) organized through an alliance of Monash University in Australia and the University of Warwick in the UK. This conference brings together students on panels linked up via teleconferencing. Students will be presenting their own original research papers to audiences around the globe. We have two Baruch students presenting papers this year in a pilot program and their panels will be linked with the University of Warwick. A Warwick student, in residence this year at MIT in Boston, will also be presenting at Baruch. The other participating universities are Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, the University of Washington, and the University of Western Australia.
Baruch students will be participating in two sessions on September 23, Session 10A from 9:40-10:40 and Session 11A from 10:50-11:50 in room H-620 on the 6th floor of the Library Building.
You are welcome to attend the conference at see fellow students in England present their original research along with Baruch students. You can listen and ask questions via teleconferencing!
Please RSVP by September 22 to Katherine.Pence@baruch.cuny.edu and feel free to email with questions.
PROF. MARK RICE'S ARTICLE PUBLISHED
Professor Mark Rice's research on the history of tourism at Machu Picchu was featured in Peru's prominent weekly news magazine, Caretas. The article, “Machu Picchu: Historia de la Calatería,” appeared in Caretas volume 2328 published on April 3, 2014. The article was a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to the recent increase of nudist tourism at Machu Picchu by noting previous run-ins between Peruvian authorities and quirky tourists since the 1950s. However, Mark Rice's larger conclusions that unwanted nudist travelers stemmed from efforts to falsely package Machu Picchu as an exotic or spiritual locale generated debate in Peru's historical community.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BRIAN MURPHY SHARES REPORTING, POLITICAL INSIGHT WITH MSNBC
Assistant Professor of History Brian Murphy has been contributing original reporting and analysis to recent events in New Jersey, including the September 2013 "Bridgegate" lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, and controversy over the linkage of Hurricane Sandy relief funds to a redevelopment project in Hoboken.
Professor Murphy has been regularly appearing on MSNBC's "Up with Steve Kornacki" and writing for TalkingPointsMemo.com, combining his expertise in the history of American political economy and infrastructure development with his past experience in New Jersey politics. Professor Murphy is presently finishing a book on early American political economy, titled "Building the Empire State," to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
You can find Professor Murphy's reporting and analysis on MSNBC and TalkingPointsMemo.com at the following links.
1/26/14 Port Authority segment