New Faculty Members

We would like to welcome three new professors to the History Department for the 2015-2016 academic year: Professor Peter Thilly, who earned his Ph.D. in Modern East Asian history at Northwestern University, will be teaching East Asian history courses while Professor LaCouture is on sabbatical. The title of Professor Thilly’s dissertation is “Treacherous Waters: Drug...

Alan Taylor ’77 Wins Pulitzer Prize for History

The History Department is pleased to announce that alumnus Alan Taylor ’77 has won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832. The Pulitzer Prize Board described it as “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the...

Medieval Table

Join History Department faculty and students for Medieval Table, lunch and conversation, every Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm in Foss.

Historic Site Tour

Professor Tortora led fifty-five students, faculty and staff on a guided tour of the Norridgewock Village Historic Site on November 2, 2013. The tour, sponsored by the Pugh Center and Colby Four Winds, covered the dramatic story of the Abenaki Indians and the French priest who called that village home until an English attack in 1724. Tour stops also included...

Scheck Featured on C-SPAN

Professor Scheck was featured in a C-SPAN interview about his book, Hitler’s African Victims.  Scheck has been appointed to a new endowed chair, effective September 1, 2012: the Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Professorship for Distinguished Teaching.  He is also finishing a book manuscript of French colonial prisoners in German captivity 1940-1945.  In the course of his archival...