Entries tagged with ‘history’

Paschal Kyoore (Modern Language, Literature, and Cultures), Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies), and Kathleen Keller (History)

Paschal Kyoore, Ursula Lindqvist, and Kathleen Keller represented Gustavus at an African studies conference hosted by Saint Olaf College titled “Africa in the 20th century classroom.” Keller also presented a paper titled “Myths, Misconceptions, History, and Stereotypes: Teaching about African ‘tribes’.”

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari wrote a short article and gave an interview to Public Radio International’s The World about the latest travel ban. She provided a historical perspective on the bans. The article and the interview can be found on PRI’s website.

Sverker Oredsson Lecture

The Office of the Provost invites you to join us for a lecture by renowned Swedish scholar, Sverker Oredsson. Oredsson is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of History at Lund University and is considered a leading scholar in Sweden on Gustav II Adolph and the Swedish Great Power Period. In addition to work around the […]

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari was interviewed on Public Radio International about the history of immigration bans in the United States.  

From History Major to Protector of Domestic Violence Victims

Kristine McLean ’14 recently earned her law degree, winning honors along the way. She embodies the Gustavus commitment to excellence and justice in her work, and as a History Major she feels well prepared for her chosen career. As Kristine elaborates: I graduated from Mitchell Hamline in May 2017. I sat for the Minn. bar […]

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari recently published an essay in Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra’s New Italian Migrations to the United States. The volume has already received its first positive review.

History, Biology, and Whales

What can you do with a History degree from Gustavus? The answers are varied and interesting! For example, Nadine Lysiak ’03, majored in Biology and History (with Honors) and went on to earn an MA and PhD in Marine Biology from Boston University (’07, ’09). Her studies led to an ongoing research and teaching career […]

Fake News Versus the Liberal Arts

Last December 4, Maddison Welch made a horrific choice. Armed with an AR-15, a shotgun, and a handgun, the 28-year old father of two drove 350 miles from Salisbury, N.C., to a pizzeria in the District of Columbia. He had read articles on social media and watched YouTube videos insisting that Comet Ping Pong was […]

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking presented “Russia’s Posturing: Northern European Security in Historical Perspective” and chaired a session on “Lutheranism Turns 500” at the annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference. He sits on the Executive Advisory Board of SASS, and just completed his term as President of the Society of Historians of Scandinavia.

History Matters at MATTER

Since graduating from Gustavus with a History major in 2014, Katie Schlangen has gone from teaching English in Korea to traveling to the African nations of Mali and Togo in her current capacity as International Hospital and Clinic Program Coordinator for MATTER, a Twin-Cities based international NGO. As Katie notes, MATTER “is starting a movement […]