The first scenes of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993) show a man lay out his fine clothing, carefully select a tie, and embellish his suit with a Nazi Party lapel pin. The viewer soon discovers that this is Oskar Schindler, not only a Nazi but an opportunist, a businessman with questionable ethics, and a notorious womanizer – qualities unlikely in a rescuer of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. Yet Schindler’s story was even more complicated than what we see in the film. In his Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List, David Crowe, Professor of History at Elon University and a Professor of Legal History at the Elon University School of Law, presents a far more intricate portrait of the man who has attained near-mythological status.
Four graduate students from the MA Program in War and Society presented their research at the annual Society for Military History (SMH) Conference this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. More than 650 people attended the conference at which Chapman University students discussed their work using materials from the Center of American War Letters. During the
When movies were first invented, no one took to them with as much style and panache as the Italians did. Italian cinema – from the gates of Rome’s dream factory, the Cinecittà studio, to the colorful, surrealistic visions of Federico Fellini (pictured right), the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and beyond – has long been
Last week Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the 2018 Annual Henley Awards. Here is a list of all the award winners. Congratulations to them all. History Department Departmental Honors Natalie Figueroa, Paige Gulley, Lara Jacobson, Bridget McConaughy History Outstanding Student Award Paige Gulley Lee Estes Best Conference Paper Award Lara Jacobson
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences had four students participate in the Graduate Research Salon on Wednesday, May 2 and we are pleased to announce that Danika Hazen (MFA Creative Writing/MA English) won second place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Congrats to all the presenters and winners. Erika Gibson’s (MA War