Greetings all! Every semester we produce an edition of the newsletter primarily dedicated to registration and advising. Please read the contents carefully: you will find many of your registration and advising questions answered.
And please plan to attend the History Advising Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 20 at 3:15PM in B109. An additional meeting will be held for evening students on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 PM in T111. Bring your guidesheets and questions and receive advising on the spot.
Do not forget to check the website (www.kean.edu/~hist) frequently, "like" us on facebook, and follow us on Twitter @KeanHistory!
You will not be able to register for classes until you have your advising block removed. To have this block removed, you can either attend one of our pre-registration advising meetings (see below) or schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. See below for details and ALWAYS BRING YOUR GUIDESHEET TO ADVISING MEETINGS AND APPOINTMENTS!
(PLEASE NOTE THAT KEAN-OCEAN STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED SEPARATELY ABOUT THEIR ADVISING/REGISTRATION SCHEDULE.)
The Department of History will hold its pre-registration advising meetings on Thursday, March 20, 3:15 PM in Bruce 109 and at 6:30 PM in Townsend 111. Faculty members will be on hand to conduct advising, answer your questions, and remove advisement blocks. Please bring your GUIDESHEETS (up-to-date, please), program evaluations and/or degree audits (from KeanWise), and your questions! If you need a clean GUIDESHEET, download one from the department website. Click here for GUIDESHEET.
If you cannot attend the meeting, you need to schedule an appointment with your advisor. To do so, first check his/her office hours on KeanWise, then send him/her an email to schedule an appointment.
When you meet with your advisor, bring your GUIDESHEETS (up-to-date, please), program evaluations, degree audits, and any other relevant information.
Please be aware that you can find answers to most of your advising questions on the History Department FAQs posted on the department webpage. Try looking here first before you see your advisor.
All undergraduate students will be required to receive academic advisement prior to registration. This advisement will be provided by the student’s faculty adviser. An academic advisement hold will be placed on the student’s account until they have met with their advisor. Students can access their first major advisor information by logging into their KeanWISE account and clicking on the link Search Office Hour by Faculty/Advisor Name. (This link will only provide you with your first major advisor information.)
Students admitted into the following programs (EEO, EPIC, Passport, and Spanish-Speaking) will have an additional hold placed on their account. Students in these special admit programs are required to contact their respective program for removal of this hold prior to registration.
Students with a second major or content area will have a second major advisement hold placed on their account until they have met with their second advisor.
You will need to seek advising and have advising blocks removed by BOTH your history advisor AND your education advisor.
All history/teacher certification majors should seek education advising from Professor Jerry Weiner in Hutchinson J334E. He can offer advising and information you need about required education courses and fieldwork. Please consult KeanWise for Professor Weiner's office hours. He may be reached by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 737-4009.
Specific Education advisors:
Grades 9-12: Dr. Linda Costanzo Cahir, J-334, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 5-8: Dr. Frank Osborne, J-334, email@example.com
Grades K-5: Prof. Patrick Ippolito, J-330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bilingual Ed: Dr. Gail Verdi, J-330, email@example.com
Special Ed: Dr. Barbara Lee, J-317, firstname.lastname@example.org
Try the "Preparing for Registration" page on the registrar's website:
Below you will find Fall 2014 history courses listed by category. For a complete list, remember to consult the department website at http://history.kean.edu/courses.
HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV I
HISTORY WESTERN CIV II
WORLDS OF HISTORY
PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY
PUBLIC HISTORY II
HIST OF PSEUDOSCIENCE
FIRST WORLD WAR
HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
MEDIEVAL EUR: HISTORY & CIV I
EUROPE IN THE 18TH CENTURY
NAZI ERA-GERMANY PRE-HOLOCAUST
RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
US HISTORY TO 1877
US HISTORY 1877 - PRESENT
MODERN AMERICA THROUGH FILM
HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY
HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE US
AMERICA IN THE 1960'S
AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
US BECOME A SUPER POWER
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Latin American History
COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN
MODERNIZATION OF CHINA & JAPAN
EAST ASIA TO 1600
WOMEN IN ASIA
African and Middle Eastern History
AFRICAN HISTORY TO 1885
AFRICAN HISTORY SINCE 1885
Seminars and Independent Study
HONORS SEMINAR IN EUROPEAN HIST
SR SEMINAR IN HISTORY (WE)
FLD WRK & SEMINAR URB STDIES
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY
INTRO TO ASIAN STUDIES
CHINESE LITERATURE ACROSS MEDIA
INTERNSHIP IN ASIAN STUDIES
BASIC CHINESE I
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
ADV CHIN. I
Dr. Mercantini and Dr. HydeThis comparative/thematic course will use Liberty Hall, the Livingstons, and the Keans as a case study for examining the Atlantic World in the long eighteenth century, with focus on the movement of peoples, goods and ideas in the Age of Revolutions.
This course will examine the relationship between history - the empirical exploration of the recorded past - and memory - the ways that we understand and construct that past. We will explore memory through a variety of different media - including oral history, films, literature, music, and monuments and memorials. The semester will conclude with a multi-week Reacting to the Past module in which students will debate and discuss the construction of a national memorial to the veterans of the Vietnam War.
Hist 4305: The Atlantic World in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Department of History is pleased to announce that it has launched its Honors Program.
If your answer to any one of the above questions is "yes," then you should strongly consider applying. Honors degrees tell graduate admissions committees and potential employers that you are a high achieving and hard working student and that you therefore deserve their consideration.
The History Honors Program has the same number of credit hours as the B.A. in history and requires no extra courses. It entails taking Honors Readings Seminars in US, European, or World history as part of your upper level course requirements, completing an Honors section of Senior Seminar, and completing an Honors thesis in which you will be guided through the research and writing of a piece of original historical research.
Admission to the program is by application (click here for admission application and further information). Eligible students should have a minimum GPA of 3.75 and have completed 12 credit hours in history. Students whose GPA is lower than 3.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions, email Drs. Mercantini and Hyde at email@example.com.
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Major in Asian Studies: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/xurongkong-phd/asian-studies
Minor in Chinese Studies: https://sites.google.com/a/kean.edu/xurongkong-phd/chinese-program
See Dr. Xurong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Tuesday, March 18th
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Hennings Hall 113
Dr. Christopher Bellitto, chair and associate professor of history at Kean, will explore the question, Was there really a Pope named Joan? The historical evidence says no—that the story is just a myth. But every myth has a history and the history of this particular myth can teach us a great deal about religion, gender relations, and depictions of women in faith and culture from the early Middle Ages to today.
"ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE USE AND ABUSE OF POWER"
Jerrold D. Goldstein, J.D.
Adjunct Professor of History, Kean University
March 25, 3:15 PM
The discussion will center around Lincoln's use of the power of the Presidency to suspend the writ of Habeus Corpus throughout the country during the Civil War, resulting in thousands being arrested and imprisoned without warrants. We will also address how Lincoln justified this conduct which allowed subsequent presidents to assume "war powers" beyond the Constitution.
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March 21: The 7th annual Kean University international conference of human rights along with the Human Rights Institute gallery exhibit on landmines. Free. Registration begins at 8:00 am in Wilkins Theatre. For details, contact Rebecca Posna, email@example.com.
March 24: “The Quest for the Humanities in Uncertain Times,” a webinar open to the public, guest presenter TBD. Log in at 1:45 pm ET for this free, go-minute, interactive video conference at http://kean.adobeconnect.com/march24 (if requested, click “guest” and then type in your name). Questions? Contact Dennis Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30: Information session at the Graduate College Open House about the Kean Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 12:30-3:00 pm on the East Campus. Refreshments. Questions? Contact Chad Austein, email@example.com.
April 1: Hannah Arendt, director Margarethe von Trotta’s 2012 film, with commentary by Roger Berkowitz; 5:30-7:30 pm film screening, 7:30-9:00 pm commentary in University Center Little Theatre. Continuing education credits available. Questions? Contact Emily Filardo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 7: “Contested Genocides,” a workshop, especially for teachers, with Ruth Griffith; 5:30-9:30 pm in the Kean Hall Conference Center. Continuing education credits available. Refreshments. Questions? Contact Dr. Griffith, email@example.com.
April 8: Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story, an award-winning film about the diplomat who rescued countless refugees during the Holocaust era, with commentary by Olivia Mendes and Mordecai Paldiel; 7:30-9:00 pm in University Center Little Theatre. $10 suggested donation at the door. Continuing education credits available. Questions? Contact Rebecca Posna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9: Information session about the Kean Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 5:30-6:30 pm in East Campus Rm. 125A. Questions? Contact Dennis Klein, email@example.com.
April 9: “Cinema as Haggadah for the Holocaust,” an illustrated lecture by Eric Goldman, 7:30 pm in Hutchinson Hall auditorium. $10 suggested donation at the door. Continuing education credits available. Questions? Contact Rebecca Posna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10 “Emerging Research in Holocaust and Genocide Studies,” the 2013-14 review of thesis research by candidates of the Kean University masters degree in Holocaust and genocide studies; 4:30-6:30 pm in the Human Rights Institute. Refreshments. Questions? Contact Rebecca Posna, email@example.com.
April 10: “Open Wounds from the Past: Repercussions of the 1937 Haitian Massacres,” a lecture by Edward Paulino; 7:30-9:00 pm in the Kean Hall Conference Center $10 suggested donation at the door. Continuing education credits available. Questions? Contact Rebecca Posna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10-11: Master Seminar in Genocide Studies for college seniors and others. (For teachers, continuing education credits available.) Request details about the seminar and submitting abstracts (by March 1) from Rebecca Posna, email@example.com.
April 28: “The Quest for the Humanities in Uncertain Times,” a webinar open to the public, guest presenter TBD. Log in at 1:45 pm ET for this free, go-minute, interactive video conference at http://kean.adobeconnect.com/april28/ (if requested, click “guest” and then type in your name). Questions? Contact Dennis Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 28: Days of Holocaust Remembrance program and candle lighting ceremony, 6:45 pm in Wilkins Theatre. Questions? Contact Helen Walzer, email@example.com.
April 29: “Witnesses to Genocide: The Necessity and Impossibility of Representation,” a panel comprising graduate faculty in the Kean University masters degree program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies; 3:30-5:30 pm, Location TBD: confirm beforehand by emailing Rebecca Posnar at firstname.lastname@example.org Other questions? Contact Joe Cronin, email@example.com.
April 29: “In Farsi for the Iranian People: A Book on the Holocaust,” a talk at the Friends of Holocaust and Genocide Studies reception by author Ari Babaknia; 6:00-7:30 pm, location TBD: confirm beforehand by emailing Rebecca Posnar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments. Questions? Email Dennis Klein, email@example.com.
April 29: “The Rwandan Genocide after 20 Years: The Question of Collective Responsibility,” a lecture by Mukesh Kapila, 7:30-9:00 pm in the University Center Little Theatre. $10 suggested donation at the door. Continuing education credits available. Questions? Contact Rebecca Posna, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30: “Narratives of Genocide Memory,” a panel comprising Kean University masters degree candidates in Holocaust and genocide studies; 3:30-5:30 pm in Kean Hall Conference Center. Questions? Contact Joe Cronin, email@example.com.
The Department of History will continue to offer writing workshops this semester. Scheduled workshops include:
March 31: “Writing a History Paper,” 3:15 PM, T111
In the meantime, note that you can always get help with writing with the resources available on the Department of History website at http://www.kean.edu/~history/resources/workscited.html.
March 18: “Pope Joan: The History of a Myth,” 12:30 PM, HH113
March 20: Advising Meeting, 3:15 PM, B109
March 20: Advising Meeting, 6:30 PM, T111
March 25: Lecture: Abraham Lincoln, Jerrold Goldstein, 3:15 PM, Carriage House
March 27-29: “From Colony to Identity,” Conference, Trenton
March 31: "Writing a history paper," Dr. Mercantini, 3:15 pm, T111
April 6: HGS Stand Up to Genocide Fundraiser, Details TBA
April 8: HGS Film Screening of Disobedience, 7:30-9:30 PM, UC Little Theatre
April 9: HGS Lecture, Eric Goldman, “Cinema as Haggadah for the Holocaust,” 7:30-9:30 PM, location TBA
April 10: HGS Student Lectures: Emerging Research, 4:30-6:30 PM, Alumni House
April 10-11: HGS Master Seminar on New Directions in Genocide Studies, Thursday 12-8 PM, Friday 9-4 PM, location TBA.
April 28: Days of Holocaust Remembrance Program and Candle Lighting Ceremony, 6:45 PM, Wilkins Theatre
April 29-30: ORSP Research Days, STEM
May 1: Banned Book Club Event/End of Year Party, 3:15PM (Tentative)