Learning the Ropes
From caring for zebras to managing actors, Mac students gained some unforgettable experiences last summer.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
Five students present academic findings at the Museum of Russian Art.
Slave Trade History
Students in Professor Linda Sturtz’s Transatlantic Slave Trade course read narratives written by former slaves and created maps to tell their stories.
Recent grad works for The Moth in Manhattan.
Professor Vélez bridges eras and continents to stretch the minds of Mac students.
Into the Archives
Creative learning approach leads to Mellon Foundation grant.
A short film by Mac alum Annie Silverstein ’01 wins first place at Cannes Film Festival.
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps summer preservation project in Wyoming.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
Professor Chris Wells in his new book Car Country untangles the complicated relationships between automobiles and the environment.
Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.
For her honors project, one history major took a closer look at a Civil War-era conflict she’d studied as a child, paving her way to grad school.
Peeps Contest 2012
The Fourth annual "Classics vs. History Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest" took place March 23 in Old Main.
Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in History
Karin Vélez has joined the Macalester College History Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Four Tenure-Track Professors join Macalester
Four new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Victoria Malawey (Music), Jesús Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz (Hispanic and Latin American Studies), Mario Solis-Garcia (Economics) and Karin Vélez (History).
Geographers Go National
Geography majors Ross Donihue ’11 and Slavisa Mijatovic ’12 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., honing their skills at National Geographic. more
History + Math = Museums
Olivia Belote '11 writes about her internship experiece with TRACES. more
Unearthing Turkish history
History major Jemma Brown ’11 (New York, N.Y.) spent fall semester of her senior year in Turkey at Boğaziçi University, studying the contemporary Turkish art scene and its relations with the Western art market, nationalism, and constructions of Turkish identity. more
Many people think of U.S. history in terms of battles, pioneers, and presidents. But for Elizabeth Tollefson ’11, studying history became much more personal—and much more local—by her last year at Macalester. more
Every year around spring break, Macalester students engage in a Peeps Diorama Contest. Those little marshfellows find themselves in some precarious historical depictions. more
A Private Life
Retired Macalester Religious Studies Prof. Cal Roetzel translated Civil War letters and learned a new perspective on an old war. more
Macalester grants tenure to two faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to Jamie Monson, professor in the History Department, and Roopali Phadke, associate professor of Environmental Studies Policy & Politics in the Environmental Studies Department.
Podcast: Contemporary Slavery
History professor James Stewart talks about contemporary slavery in this country and trafficking worldwide and why these issues are nearly invisible. Stewart established Historians Against Slavery to develop "abolitionism on our campuses and in our community."
Paper about Minnesota iron miners wins first place national award for Macalester alumna
The Mesabi Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota is a long way from Rose Friedman’s hometown of Newton, Mass., but the 2010 Macalester graduate felt passionately about the area and its early miners. So much so that her essay, "The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and the Mesabi Miners, 1916-1917," won the 2010 Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best paper by an undergraduate student on a topic in labor or work history. Her paper was written for the History senior seminar in the fall of 2009. The prize carries a cash award of $250.00.
About the Pilgrims
Was there really a first Thanksgiving or is that holiday actually the fictional construct of a certain patriotic 19th century woman?
Fierce and Fast
With Her First Novel, Nightshade, History Professor Andrea Cremer introduces a New Fantasy Female.
Eclipsed Is Not To Be Missed
Eclipsed, the award-winning play written by Danai Gurira '01, is being produced by Minneapolis' Frank Theatre. The cast and production includes: Yeukai Mudzi '12, Nisreen Dawan '04, Sha Cage '95, and Heather Bunch '04.
Summer in Omrit, Israel
Summer 2010 in Omrit, Israel
Despite the precarious state of mainstream media, Peter Wright ’11 pursued a journalism career through multiple internships. more
History at Columbia University
Westenley Alcenat '11 is now at Columbia University but while at Macalester, he was awarded our Global Citzenship Award and raised money for victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake in 2010. more
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