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History seminar presentations begin today with Matthias Baudinet '14 presenting "Through the Eyes of an Infantryman: Andre Etienne Baudinet and the Battle of Verdun" in Griswold 2 at 4 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Alex Cumings presents "Around the Horn: An In-Depth Look at the Dynamics of Maritime Journeys around South America from 1849-1854." Also on Thursday, Luke Carey presents "Union Draft Resistance in the American Civil War: A Vermont Case Study." On Monday, Dec. 9th, Dana Vocht '14 will present her findings titled "Temperance: The Men's Phase in Addison County." On Thursday, Dec. 12th, Michael Magnotta '14 will present "Interpreting Archives." All presentations will be at 4 p.m. in Griswold 2.

Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell
(history) is the guest editor for a forum on “Travel and Travelers in World History” for the peer-reviewed journal, World History Connected vol. 10 issue 1 (February 2013). She will also be guest editor for the journal in June, 2013 for issue 2. Read her introduction to the publication’s online forum here. Maxwell also serves as book review editor for this journal. Her new book Women and Mysticism in World History, 800-1200: An Era of Divine Love (M.E. Sharpe) will appear in Spring 2014.

Over winter break December 27-January 11, a handful of Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell’s history students escaped the biting cold of Vermont to warm, distant Morocco to experience first-hand the culture and history they had explored together in the classroom. Led by Prof. Maxwell and adjunct history Prof. Andrew Duffin, students in the class titled Morocco: Arab, European, and Berber Fusion traveled the breadth of the northern African country, including its dense cities, high mountains and the remote Sahara desert. Read more...

Prof. Mary Jane Maxwell
(History, Religious Studies) recently presented her paper, “Spiritual Constructs: Challenges to Conventional Paradigms” at the New England Historical Association conference in Nashua, N.H. on April 21.

Students Shai O'Rourke, Kevin Lindstrom and Clara Walsh presented their senior history theses at the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences 2012 Intercollegiate Student Symposium at Marlboro College in Southern Vermont.

Interested in traveling to and studying in Morocco next year? Join Mary Jane Maxwell for an information session Wednesday, April 18 and Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Dickgeisser room in the basement of Griswold library.

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