By learning what other students experienced, we may find some inspiration to help us get through today’s current challenges.
History has the potential to be highly interactive and relatable given the right circumstances — Renaissance fairs are one way to bring history to life.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.