"Siena is among very few colleges of its size that can boast history faculty with expertise in all major areas of the world as well as periods and topic areas in American and European history."
-- Diethelm Prowe, Ph.D., External Review of the Department of History, January 2011.
WELCOME TO THE SIENA COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
From left to right: front row: Dr. Karen Ward Mahar, Dr. Karen Sonnelitter, Dr. Mara Drogan; middle row: Dr. Bruce Eelman, Dr. Wendy Pojmann, Dr. Nii Nartey, Dr. Tim Cooper, Dr. Barbara Reeves-Ellington; back row: Fr. Dan Dwyer, OFM, Dr. James Harrison (chair), Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, Dr. Karl Barbir. Not pictured: Mr. John Vallely.
FACULTY NEWS, SUMMER 2013: NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
- Dr. Jennifer Dorsey and the Executive Directors of our local Shaker sites conducted a highly successful summer program: a NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers.
This past summer Dr. Karen Sonnelitter, Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Wendy Pojmann, Associate Professor of History were selected to participate in Summer Seminars conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Sonnelitter participated in the 4-week seminar “Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books” in New York City and Dr. Pojmann was a participant in the 5-week “Risorgimento” seminar held at the American Academy of Rome, Italy. Both worked with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, the distinguished seminar directors and faculty from around the world and were able to pursue original research at libraries and archives. Dr. Sonnelitter plans to incorporate her research on the role of print culture in EarlyModern philanthropy into her current book manuscript while Dr. Pojmann began work for a new project on women in Italy from the period of unification to the rise of fascism.
For more information about the History Department, please contact:
Dr. James Harrison, Chair
Kiernan Hall 228