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Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor During World War II

April 21, 2023 by Amy Asmussen | News

Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences invited Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz, a research historian at the National WWII Museum specializing in the home front and civil-military relations during World War II, to discuss her book, Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor During World War II with Wilkinson students, faculty, and staff. Hinnershitz

The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

October 10, 2022 by Staci Dumoski | News

A two-night event presented by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University will explore the life and art of Charlotte Salomon. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, an online lecture by noted Salomon expert Monica Bohm-Duchen will introduce the life and work of the German-Jewish artist, who died in Auschwitz at the age of 26.

The Doctor is In A Student Research Project on Medical History

December 20, 2021 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Wilkinson College student Nat Pendergraft (‘22, History and TV Writing and Production Major and ‘23, MA War and Society), conducted an interactive exhibit on medical history, The Doctor is In, which took visitors “…on a tour through all the wacky things humans have tried on the human body.” Activities included treating insomnia with poppies/opium (during

Lewis Hine and the Men Who Built the Empire State Building

November 30, 2021 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Dr. Glenn Kurtz, presidential fellow at Chapman University recently presented the Chapman community with a glimpse into his forthcoming book  “Lewis Hine and the Men Who Built the Empire State Building.” In his lecture, Kurtz told the stories of the previously nameless men who appear in Lewis H. Hine’s famous photographs, taken to document the

War, the Presidency, and the American Public

October 25, 2021 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted historian and former reporter for The Washington Post, Michael Dobbs, who spoke on “War, the Presidency, and the American Public – From FDR to George W. Bush.” Dobbs is the author of seven books (including his New York Times Bestseller, One Minute to Midnight about

A Celebration of History Student Research 

September 21, 2021 by | News

The award winning, student-run e-journal, Voces Novae: A Chapman University Historical Review is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this year with topics ranging from how Christianity shaped England in World War I to Native Hawaiian and Japanese American Discourse over Hawaiian Statehood. Out of twelve papers submitted, five were published by the Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter

Made by History: War & Society Partnership with The Washington Post “Historians enter the fray”

June 23, 2021 by David Krausman | News

Professional historians and historically-informed writers and researchers bring powerful perspectives to today’s burning issues and national dialogs, but how can faculty experts effectively share their insights with the general public? The War & Society Program’s  participation in a new section of The Washington Post titled Made by History offers one exciting new avenue for readers

Chapman Holocaust Library Artifact Connects a Son to His Father’s Story

June 8, 2021 by Stace Dumoski | News

The item in the display case caught Mitchell Raff ’s attention the moment he saw it. The wallet, aged and battered, with Hebrew writing on it, had clearly been made from a Torah. One of the many ways Nazis desecrated the sacred objects they stole from Jews was to turn them into utilitarian things. Though

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