History

Monthlong “Sanctuary” Event Series Highlights Newark’s LGBT History

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Newark’s LGBT community has a proud history, one of many strands in the fabric of the city’s larger narrative. But for many years, that story has sat in the wings, while other groups and events that have shaped Newark’s illustrious past and present have taken center stage.

Professor Ruth Feldstein Wins the Hooks Institute National Book Award

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

NCAS’ Ruth Feldstein, associate professor of History and American Studies, has been named the co-winner of this year’s Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award for How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, 2013).

NCAS-led Archaeological Field School Makes News in Italy

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

A summer archeological field school led by Rutgers University–Newark History Professor Gary Farney has gotten favorable press in Italy this summer.

Professor Clem Price Recommends Newark Landmarks Tour

Clement Price, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and 2006 inductee into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, was named the City of Newark’s official historian earlier this year.

Q&A With History Professor James Goodman, Author of "But Where is the Lamb?"

Professor James Goodman walks a fine line at Rutgers-Newark, straddling two disciplines as a member of both the history department and MFA Program in Creative Writing. Not surprisingly, his scholarship embraces both traditions.

History Professor Kornel Chang a Finalist for the John Hope Franklin Prize

The American Studies Association has named Rutgers-Newark History Professor Kornel Chang's Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands a finalist for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize. The annual award honors the previous year's best-published book in American Studies.

Berson $150K Gift Helps Put Marion Wright Thompson Lecture Series on Solid Footing

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

The Marion Wright Thompson Lecture Series has been a pillar at Rutgers-Newark for more than 30 years. But funding the annual two-day black history conference has required ongoing effort.

NCAS History Professor Leads Archeology Field School in Italy

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Studying abroad during college can be a life-changing experience for undergraduate and graduate students alike. No one knows this better than Rutgers-Newark History Professor Gary Farney, who for six summers has led a Rutgers summer study-abroad program in Greece.