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Department of History
Fall 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friend of the History Department,

Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter! Here you’ll find information on faculty and student activities, upcoming department talks and events, and our plans for the future. We hope that you’ll stay engaged with History at Temple.

As you enjoy the latest department news, please take a moment and find the giving section of the newsletter. In particular we have set up a fellowship fund for graduate students. As always your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Dr. Jonathan Daniel Wells

Save the Dates!



Fall 2012 Brown Bags



What the Department is Reading: Reading Group and Reception



Graduate Student Barnes Club Annual Conference

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Faculty Spotlight

This issue of the newsletter spotlights three tremendous history faculty members. We celebrate Susan Klepp's retirement by remembering her long career in academia; we catch up with Nguyen Thi Dieu, who has returned from her sabbatical and is planning a trip to the Institute of South East Asian Studies in Singapore; and we introduce Eileen Ryan, the department's newest faculty member.

Graduate Student Spotlight

Dan RoylesOwning AIDS: the Political Culture of African American AIDS Activism

Dan Royles, Ph.D. candidate, History Department, took time away from writing his doctoral dissertation to answer these questions from The History Newsletter about his research project. Read More.

News from our Centers

Centers in the History Department are busy hosting events and collaborating with partners throughout Temple and the city. The Center for Public History is focusing on "creative partnership" as a key theme in this year's classroom programming. Events include a collaboration with Drexel's Historic Costume Collection and a partnership with Tyler School of Art. The Feinstein Center recently launched its "What is Your Food Worth," a two-year series of events focusing on food, ethics, sustainability and eating Jewish. CENFAD is gearing up for a two-day conference on U.S. military after a successful September symposium focusing on Cold War films.

cape townTemple Owl Fly South to Cape Town, South Africa

Ben Talton went along on a Temple University Alumni Association trip to South Africa to serve as faculty expert and informal university ambassador. From Robben Island to Cape Town and Pretoria, the group learned about the nation's complicated history and even had an opportunity to spend time on a private game reserve. Read more.

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