History Department News (Western Today)
WWU Assistant Professor of History Christine Johnston’s new edited collection, "The Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment" was just published by the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections. The contributors offer studies on the cultural and environmental impact of the Nile on the people of ancient Egypt.
History's Ricardo López-Pedreros awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at University College London
Western Washington University Professor of History Ricardo López-Pedreros have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at University College London's Institute of the Americas. While at UCL-IA, as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, he will explore the contested histories of democracies in the Americas. In particular, he will present his recent research on the historical formation of the middle classes in Latin America.
Mart Stewart (history) has published an essay, "Marking the Boundaries of Contagion: Vietnam and Covid-19," in the October issue of Environmental History. The essay is part of a collection of 20 reflections by environmental historians from around the world in this issue.
Humanities Washington will host "Democracy’s Ghosts: Fear and Hope in the 2020 Election" via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
WWU Associate Professor of Josh Ceretti will lead 'Bellingham’s History From Below: A Virtual Walking Tour' from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
WWU's Ricardo López-Pedreros wins award for "Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia"
WWU Professor of History Ricardo López-Pedreros has won Honorable Mention for his paper," Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia," as submitted to the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Foundation awards in the category of Social and Human Sciences.