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Jeff Iovannone, a public historian specializing in LGBTQ+ heritage conservation in Buffalo, New York, said he wanted to share the digital mapping of “Stone Butch Blues” with the Ithaca College community because the Ithaca LGBTQ History Walking Tour inspired some of his work.

LGBTQ+ historian presents on historical sites in activist’s novel

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor April 5, 2023
About 10 members of the campus community joined Iovannone in Clarke Lounge to hear Jeff Iovannone, a public historian specializing in LGBTQ+ heritage conservation in Buffalo, New York, speak.
Freshman Sophia Maillo choreographs a dance number for the entirely student written and run musical: Burr.

Student writes “Hamilton” inspired musical

By Natalie Tribiano, Assistant Life and Culture Editor March 24, 2022
Freshman Sophia Maillo choreographs a dance number for the entirely student written and run musical: "Burr."
Austin Reid will be the interim director for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life beginning Jan. 2, 2024.

Commentary: History is valuable when the future is uncertain

By Austin Reid April 30, 2020
By learning what other students experienced, we may find some inspiration to help us get through today’s current challenges.
Third from left, sophomore Daniel Igoe marches at The Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, Wisconsin, with a group of other costume-clad workers. Igoe began working with the fair two years ago and said he found a community through it.

Q&A: History major time travels with Renaissance fairs

By Olivia King, Staff Writer August 28, 2019

History has the potential to be highly interactive and relatable given the right circumstances — Renaissance fairs are one way to bring history to life. Fairs often combine crafting, costuming and performance...

Studying dead white males

Studying dead white males

By Mahad Olad April 25, 2018
Reed College isn’t an anomaly. In the past, students at other institutions have objected to studying the scholarship of white men, dead or alive.
Sean Eversley Bradwell, director of programs and outreach in the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life, narrated the film Civil Warriors, which follows real black families who lived in the Ithaca area and their family members who fought in the Civil War.

Faculty member helps tell stories of black Civil War soldiers

By Vivian Goldstein, Contributing Writer March 6, 2018
"I feel most “uncovered stories” are important to tell. If we don’t know about these stories we don’t think they exist," Sean Eversley Bradwell said.
Lessons from history

Lessons from history

By Kyle Stewart May 3, 2017
We’ve had partisan differences since our founding, but we’ve proven that we can come together as one nation.
To imitate life in the Middle Ages, Scott Stull, assistant professor in the Department  of Anthropology, cooks short ribs in a medieval fashion by leaving a clay pot near a fire.

Professor cooks cuisine to understand medieval history

By Madeline Veneziano, Staff Writer April 4, 2017
Merod said her class with Stull has given more structure to her interests in medieval food and that she has received a good foundation for future studies.
Alex Reed, assistant professor of music theory, history and composition, introduces musicologist Kofi Agawu who leads a discussion on black feminism for the Ithaca Music Forum Nov. 11.

Assistant professor initiates forum to discuss music theory

By Jennifer schulte, Contributing Writer December 6, 2016
Reed also founded the Ithaca College Music Forum this year, a program that brought three speakers to Whalen throughout the semester.
There has been a decrease in student history majors at Ithaca College and nationwide. Pearl Ponce, chair of the Department of History, said the increase of STEM courses, the 2008 recession and the misconception of lack of job security in the history field contribute to the decline.

History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing writer September 25, 2016
Student enrollment in the history major at Ithaca College has decreased by more than half in the last five years, following a national trend in the decrease of history majors nationwide.
IC junior creates high school curriculum to promote critical thinking

IC junior creates high school curriculum to promote critical thinking

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor September 4, 2016
Ithaca College junior Drew Stierhoff collaborated with his faculty mentor, Ellie Fulmer, assistant professor of the Department of Education, over the summer to create a structured, analytical teacher’s guide for how to teach social studies to junior-level high school students.
Chris Holmes, associate professor in the Department of English, discusses his freshman seminar about guns and gun violence.

English professor to co-direct University of London seminar

By Evin Billington, Life & Culture Editor November 5, 2014
This spring, Chris Holmes, assistant professor of English, will travel to England to guest-direct a graduate seminar and give a lecture at Queen Mary College in the University of London about postcolonial literature and the Nobel prize–winning author J.M. Coetzee.
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