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In support of the university's mission, FGCU History faculty place great importance on mentoring our history majors in their research and scholarship. In recent years, we have helped our students prepare conference presentations and publish their work. FGCU History professors assist our students' research and scholarship in other ways, such as working with them one-on-one to prepare for graduate school.

 

2014 

Lori Boegershausen was awarded a paid summer internship at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

Sarah Fritz was awarded a summer internship with the Holocaust Memorial Museum in St. Petersburg (Florida) extending from 25 May to 9 August 2014.




2013

Michael Rodriguez was recognized in the 2012-13 FGCU Accountability Report to the Board of Trustees as one of the three most important examples of student success accross the university as a whole.

Michael Rodriguez has been accepted to Florida State University's Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies beginning August 2013.

Christopher Harrison, "Empire in Retreat: The British Partition of Ireland," paper presented at Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Regional Conference, University of Florida, 23 March 2013.

Christopher Harrison, "Mothers of Israel: Jewish Female Civic Leadership during the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians, New College of Florida, Sarasota, 1-2 March 2013.

Michael Rodriguez, “The Ideologization of U.S.-Guatemalan Relations, 1944-1952,” paper presented at the Graduate History Forum, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, April 20, 2013 (via Skype) 

Michael Rodriguez, "The Ideologization of U.S.-Guatemalan Relations, 1944-54," paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL, 1-2 March 2013.

Michael Rodriguez received the Florida Conference of Historians' J. Calvitt Clarke III Prize for the best undergraduate paper presented in 2013.

 

2012

Lisa Brock was awarded the Nora Nell Hardy Jackson Endowed Scholarship through the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.

Patrick Gallagher was awarded a summer internship at the Smithsonian Institute working with the Collections Care and Preservation Project at the Paul E. Graber Facility.

April Holguin was awarded an internship at the Burroughs Home and Gardens in Fort Myers.

Michael Dest, "Spanish Bombs: The Impact of the International Brigades on the Spanish Civil War," paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Orlando, FL, January 2012.

Frank Piccirillo, "'Our Song is Freedom, Love, and Life': An Analysis of Youth Resistance in Nazi Germany," paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta 2012 Biennial Convention, Orlando, FL, January 2012.

Michael Rodriquez,"Essentialized Indianness? Conceptualizing Difference in New World Encounters," paper presented at the Hispanic Heritage Month Academic Seminar: New Directions in the Social and Political History of Colombia and Latin America, Florida Gulf Coast University, October 2012.

Michael Rodriquez, "Hitler Versus Christ: The Ambivalent Co-Eixtence of Nazism and Christianity," FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians 19 (April 2012): 125-134. 

Michael Rodriguez received the Presidential Award for best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation for his paper "Revolutionary Creole Patriotism in Colonial Spanish America” at the 11th Annual Research Day, Florida Gulf Coast University, April 2012.

Michael Rodriguez, "The Rise of the Cosmic Race: Mestizaje as Intellectual Discourse in Mexico to 1930," paper presented at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Miami, FL, March 2012.

Michael Rodriguez, “Patria y Libertad: The Rise of National Consciousness in Spanish America," paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Orlando, FL, January 2012.

Janet Schalk, "Recovering the Luddites from the Dustbin of History," paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Orlando, FL, January 2012.

 

2011

Frank Picirillo, “Revolutionary Violence and the Anarcho-Bolshevik Split," FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, 18 (April 2011), pp. 84-90; recipient of the "Thomas M. Campbell Award" for the best paper published in vol. 18 of the Annual Proceedings.

Michael Rodriguez, “Hitler versus Christ: Nazism’s Ambivalent Co-Existence with Christianity," paper presented at the Ohio Valley History Conference, Murray State University, Murray, KY, October 2011.

Michael Rodriguez, “The Church under Nazi Germany,” lecture at the Fifth Annual Teacher-Training Seminar, Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida, June 2011.

William Murphy, “Strange Bedfellows: The SPD, the Freikorps, and the Suppression of the Far Left in the German Revolution,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, April 2011.

Frank Picirillo, "'They Will Not Forget It': The Antireligious Campaign Against the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union, 1917-1930," paper prested at the Ohio Valley History Conference, Murray State University, Murray, KY, October 2011.

Frank Picirillo, “Genocide and Forced Collectivization in Stalinist Russia,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, April 2011.

Michael Rodriguez, “Hitler versus Christ: Nazism’s Shifting Attitudes toward Christianity,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, April 2011.

Janet Schalk, “Manfred von Richthofen and the Making of a Greater Great War,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, April 2011.

 

2010

Stefanie Babb, “Bloody Sunday' and Its Effect on the Irish Republican Cause,” FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, 17 (February 2010), pp. 27-34.

Andrew Rice, “Mercenaries of the Angevin Empire: Reputations and Royal Power,” FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, 17 (February 2010), pp. 69-81.

Angela Webb, “Jane Addams and the Legacy of Hull-House,” FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, 17 (February 2010), pp. 89-95.

Chris Zakroff, “Babi Yar and the History of Ukrainian Antisemitism,” paper presented at the Conference of the Russian Historical Memory Foundation, Moscow, April 2010.

Stefanie Babb, “Socrates versus Athenian Democracy: How One Man Created Civic Conflict,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Dawn Cappiello, “UnrealisticVisions: The Representation of Women and Civic Conflict in the Plays of Aristophanes,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Sara Gottwalles, “Operation T4: Secret Death,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Matt Kaye, “U.S. Journalism and Representations of Latin America, 1836-1898,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Billy Mattingly, “Can't We All Just Get Along: Why People in the Ancient World Raised Armies Against Native Cities,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

William Murphy, “The Dada Movement: Its Origins, Impetus, and Influence,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Andrew von Ohlsen, “Athens versus Sparta: The Eternal Conflict,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Frank Piccirillo, “Revolutionary Violence and the Anarcho-Bolshevik Split,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Janet Schalk, “Plague and Moral Decline: Classical Athens and Medieval Europe,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.

Deniece Vella, “The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s Influence on Jewish Resistance, 1943-1945,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010

Chris Zakroff, “Mikhail Gorbachev’s Policies during Perestroika: Reconciling Effective Economics with the Dissolution of the Soviet State,” paper presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Conference, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, February 2010.