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Presenting The 2015 Ena H. Thompson Distinguish Lecturer: Kataryzna Cwiertka

March 12, 2015Presenting The 2015 Ena H. Thompson Distinguish Lecturer: Kataryzna Cwiertka

The Department of History at Pomona College is pleased to announce that Kataryzna Cwiertka, a distinguished historian of Japanese and Korean food studies and professor of modern Japanese studies at Leiden University, will deliver this year’s Ena Thompson Lectures in April 2015. The title of this year’s series is “Hunger for Victory: Food in the Asia-Pacific War.”

The first lecture, “Restraint and Indulgence: Eating Out in Wartime and Postwar Japan,” will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rose Hills Theater in the Smith Campus Center on the Pomona College campus. The second lecture, “From Churchill’s Gift to Whisky and Beer: Feeding the Troops in Asia and the Pacific During World War II,” will take place on Thursday, April 9, at from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., also at the Rose Hills Theater.

History Major and Current Senior Hong Deng Gao Selected as a 2015 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award Winner!

March 5, 2015History Major and Current Senior Hong Deng Gao Selected as a 2015 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award Winner!

Congratulations to History major and current senior Hong Deng Gao! Hong has been selected as a 2015 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winner!

Sixteen students were selected for this year’s award, picked from juniors and seniors from across the country. Hong’s inclusion in this years cohort is a reflection of her exceptional record, including the historical research experience she has gained through SURP and the major.

The Gildrer Lehrman Institute for American History is a history nonprofit founded on an exceptional collection of archival materials related to US history. As a 2015 Scholar, Hong will participate in a special program this summer in New York City, connecting her to eminent scholars and well as the Institute’s archives.

For more information on the program, visit their website at <http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/history-scholar-award>.

We’re happy to celebrate Hong’s wonderful achievement!

Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval's Research Spotlighted in Recent Inland Valley Bulletin!

March 5, 2015Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval's Research Spotlighted in Recent Inland Valley Bulletin!

The outstanding work of Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval and his oral history class (History 100S CH) was featured in a front-page article in last Sunday’s Inland Valley Bulletin! Professor Sandoval’s research aims to document the Latino experience in Vietnam, and shed light to the voice of Latino veterans.


To read this article, please follow this link: http://www.dailybulletin.com/veterans/20150321/vietnam-war-50-years-later-giving-a-voice-to-latino-veterans

Fall 2014 Classes for the First Year students

August 26, 2013

Welcome to the class of 2018! The History Department has a wide variety of classes that are designed to introduce students to the study of the past. Whether your interested in finding a class to fulfill your Area 3 requirement, or exploring a discipline that’s an inseparable part of the liberal arts, we encourage you to check out the available classes.