Faculty, Student, & Alumni Updates

University of Delaware, Department of History

The Semester in Review (Summer 2015)

In June, Joe Salvatore (B.A. '95 and current Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre at NYU), wrote and directed Animating the James & Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield, a site-specific performance commissioned by the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
The June 22 edition of the UDaily featured an article about the Delaware Public Humanities Institute (DelPHI).
John Rumm (Ph.D., 1989) took over as Executive Director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in July 2015. The Wilmington, Delaware estate is the former home of industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. Rumm returns to Delaware from Cody, Wyoming where he was (successively) the first Editor of the William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Papers Project, Curator of Western American History, and then Director of the Curatorial Division of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Joining him is his wife and fellow alumus, Carolyn (Lyn) Stallings, former Director and Curator of the Park County Archives, also in Cody.
In July, Professor Anne M. Boylan published a new book, Women’s Rights in the United States: A History in Documents. Published by Oxford University Press, this book covers the topic of women’s rights in the United States from the beginning of European colonization through the early 21st century.

In August, professor Christine Leigh Heyrman published--in association with Hill and Wang--American Apostles: When Evangelicals Entered the World of Islam. It tells the story of three young American missionaries who traveled throughout the Middle East 200 years ago in a complicated collision with the diverse religious cultures of the region.

In August, chair Arwen Mohun, spent a day at the Smithsonian Institution last month as part of a group that was invited to offer input on the question of a redesigned $10 bill.
Eight students in the Social Studies in World History graduate program took part in a teaching simulation with 32 Fulbright Scholars during the 2015 second summer session. The simulation encouraged students to cultivate an understanding of the individual, local, regional, and national connections to historical processes existing on the global scale.