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Freedom fighter who was jailed with Nelson Mandela meets with Chapman students

October 22, 2010 by | Events

South African freedom fighter Eddie Daniels recounts life under apartheid. Eddie Daniels, South African freedom fighter and prison mate of Nelson Mandela, visited Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 21, and gave a very interesting luncheon talk about his experiences at a luncheon gathering sponsored by The Department of Peace Studies. 

Berlin 1948: The Candy Bomber, the Baseball Sergeant and the Airlift That Saved a City, a speaking engagement with Col. Gail Halvorsen (Berlin Candy Bomber) and Sergeant Earl Albers, Nov. 17, 2010

October 18, 2010 by | Events

  Col. Gail Halvorsen, “Berlin Candy Bomber” Col. Gail Halvorsen, the world-famous “Berlin Candy Bomber,” will be speaking with Sergeant Earl Albers from the 1948 siege in Germany and the events leading up to it. Col. Halvorsen has been honored twice in the White House for his heroic post WWII flights, bringing food and rations

History Major Wins American Historical Association National Essay Competition

September 17, 2010 by | History

Hailey Giczy (’09) has won the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for the Best Article by an Undergraduate for her published senior thesis “The Bum Blockade: Los Angeles and the Great Depression.” The American Historical Association, the largest and most important organization of professional historians, offers the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for the best article written

History Department Majors and Minors Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Chapman University with a Special Issue of their Award Winning Voces Novae

September 15, 2010 by | History

Voces Novae, Chapman University’s award winning student historical journal, will publish a special issue in the spring of 2011 devoted to the history of the university, especially its meteoric rise to national prominence in the last 30 years.  This special issue will take full advantage of its Open Journal Systems software, with its extensive audio

Department of History

September 9, 2010 by | History

Lori Cox Han, Ph.D., professor, Department of Political Science, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently attended the annual American Political Science Association meeting in Washington, DC, where she presented a paper titled “A Moving Target: How the State of the News Industry Determines White House Communication Strategies.” She also completed a four-year term

From Holocaust to World Trade Center, how best to remember?

September 9, 2010 by | History

The complex art of creating memorials and meaningful commemorations will be the topic of The “1939” Club Lecture Series on Sept. 21, when renowned Holocaust scholar and author James E. Young, Ph.D., presents “Stages of Memory: Challenges of Memorialization from the Holocaust to the World Trade Center.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in