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Spring 2014 Newsletter

March 4, 2014

The Spring 2014 Newsletter is now complete! Take a look for department news, fun historical facts, and information about events around Boston.

Correction: in the newsletter, we erroneously stated that the History Colloquium will take place from 1:00 - 6:00pm on April 29. The Colloquium will take place from 9:00am - 2:00pm. We apologize for any confusion.

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

November 25, 2013

Take a look at our History_Department_Fall_2013_Newsletter.pdf for information on our Colloquium, alumni spotlights, a History Department calendar, and fun historical tidbits!

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2013-2014 History Department Resources

November 4, 2013

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Faculty Projects

April 29, 2013

Professor Laura Prieto recently contributed to the online review volume, _Subjecting History_, edited by Trevor Getz and Thomas Padilla. Her essay is titled "In Loving Memory of her Little Girl: Past, Present, and Place in the Gladys Potter Garden." _Subjecting History_ is a collection of over a dozen essays, global in scope, about alternative ways of studying, commemorating, remembering, and contesting the past. Its purpose is to explore how we can build a more democratic process for understanding the past and its role in society today. The seventeen essays comprise a collaboration between professional scholars and the public to explore the way that we individually and collectively interpret events from the past. This collaboration occurs in the digital space of, where scholars and members of the public are invited to comment publicly on the papers that are of interest to them.

Professor Prieto has also contributed to The Beehive, the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Her entries can be found on their website under the titles "Guest Post: Research Fellow Finds More Than She is Looking for in Sarah Louisa Guild's Diary" and "Guest Post: Uncovering A Passionate Friendship".

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History Students Study Abroad

April 4, 2013

Several of our History Majors choose to spend a semester studying abroad during their time at Simmons College. Below you can view a map of cities where our students have recently studied/ will be studying in future semesters to enhance their academic experience.

View Simmons College History Department Study Abroad in a larger map

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