The Penn State History Roundtable is a student organization dedicated to the study of history and provides a forum for professors and students to interact. History is universal, and as our name indicates, all members contribute to the study of history equally. Membership is open to all students regardless of major. A love of anything history, of any place, person, or time, is all that is required.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Penn State History Roundtable will be hosting their Undergraduate History
Conference this semester on December 6, 2014 in 102 Weaver from 10:00 AM - 2:00
PM. The conference is an excellent opportunity to present original research and
receive constructive feedback from a panel of Penn State faculty. Note: members
of the Schreyers Honor's College doing their honors thesis through the
Department of History are required to present their research at either the Fall
or Spring Undergraduate Conferences. Presentations run around 10 - 20 minutes
in length with a segment for professors to comment on the student's research.
Lunch will be provided.
To anyone interested in presenting or has any questions, please reply back to
Kyle Cunningham (email@example.com) or Dr. Michael Milligan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
the following NO LATER than November 19:
Working Title of the presentation
Name, Major(s), Minor(s), and Expected Year of Graduation
Thesis advisors or professor(s) for the class paper was written for (if
Place and Time of Event:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
102 Weaver Building
As an academic/professional organization, History Roundtable engages in multiple activities to help promote interest in history. Such activities include guest lectures by both faculty and graduate students, providing information on career links, and assisting however possible in student research. At the same time, we also organize field trips and view historic movies.
November 17 - Informal faculty talk on emergent "History of Penn State" course
Mike Milligan, a faculty member in Penn State’s History, will give an
informal talk on the “Selected History of the Penn State” course that he
has been working on. This is intended to be a 100-level undergraduate course
that—if all goes well—will first be offered in spring term 2016.
Come and hear how Dr. Milligan is envisioning the design of the course …..
and get a flavor for the primary source stories / episodes in Penn State’s
history that Milligan will showcase. Students’ feedback is greatly
September 29 - Career Enrichment Talk
Susan Knell, the director of the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network,
will be having a Q and A discussing ways that students can become more
competitive in the workplace after graduation. Topics will include gaining
global experience, how to market oneself, fellowship/award opportunities, etc...
October 13 - "How to Stop a Spartan Army: A historian's solution to an archaeological puzzle." Dr. Mark Munn, head of the Department of Classic and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, will be speaking about his graduate and dissertational research on the ancient fortifications that protected Athens and its surrounding areas from enemy assaults. All are welcome.
Spring 2015 - Mondays 6-7pm. 223 Thomas Building
Professor Mike Milligan