Monthly Archives: October 2011

Professor Martinez Presents at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference

Blood, Faith, and Fate: Jews, Conversos, and Old Christians in Early Modern Spain and Colonial Spanish America Paper presented on 28 October 2011 at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference. Abstract: The crux of my paper focuses on understanding the breadth … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Redaction: More Than You Might Expect

Often we want quick-and-easy access to historical information — and naturally — we turn to the web. One of the sources students rely on is Wikipedia, which they argue is a “good place to start”. Perhaps not.  Alexandra Rice writes … Continue reading

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Coins, A Cathedral, and Hidden Histories

Don’t miss this delightful article on the hidden history of masons and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. “Cathedral mason finds marks of those who went before,” The Washington Post, 22 October 2011  

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China, architects, and earning a M.A. in History = Perhaps, a rewarding career.

by Professor Roger L. Martinez Perhaps the only thought more terrifying than not knowing what to expect when beginning a M.A. or Ph.D. program in History is contemplating your career options after that program. Thinking broadly about the skills and … Continue reading

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Senior Thesis Schedule: Spread the Word

Students often wonder about how to plan for their senior thesis. The answer is simple: find out who is teaching the Senior Thesis, and plan for when you can take the thesis with the professor who is teaching your topic … Continue reading

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Discussion of White Flight

Paul Harvey Tonight in Christina Jimenez’s innovative graduate seminar on conceptions of state and citizenship, incorporating material from the Ancient world, India, Latin America, the MIddle East, and the U.S., I will be helping to moderate a discussion on one of … Continue reading

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Monsters in America

Editorial Note: Recently my friend who teaches history at the College of Charleston, Scott Poole, published this post on my blog Religion in American History, about his new book on the history of monsters in America. I thought it would … Continue reading

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