Dr. Adrian Howkins has been awarded a NSF grant to construct a historical photo archive of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. In conjunction with his work with the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, the construction of a historical photo archive will help to facilitate a better understanding of the human history of this unique region (the McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest ice free region in the Antarctic continent). In particular, the archive will help to address questions about the spatial scale of human impact in the Dry Valleys, and the effectiveness of management policies in limiting these impacts. Research will take place predominantly in the United States and New Zealand, as well as Antarctica. CSU graduate student Poppie Gullett will be assisting Dr. Howkins on this grant.
Archives for March 2016
Dane Vanhoozer, a second-year student in the History Department’s M.A. program, recently accepted a position as a paid intern with the Colorado Encyclopedia of the Colorado Humanities. As a Content Specialist for the Colorado Encyclopedia, he researches and writes short articles on topics germane to the history of Colorado. For example, he has written on the elk culling program that Rocky Mountain National Park implemented in 2009 to address the environmental issues caused by the overpopulation of elk in the park. Dane is also responsible for obtaining permission to repurpose articles and other materials that already exist on Colorado topics, such as the dust bowl, Colorado National Monument, etc., to include in the encyclopedia. As an M.A. student at CSU, Vanhoozer is focusing on Cultural Resource Management and Environmental History. He also worked this past summer with the USFS fighting fires in Alaska.
Dr. Nicole Archambeau’s article, “Miraculous Healing for the Warrior Soul: Transforming Fear, Violence, and Shame in the Canonization Inquest for Delphine de Puimichel,” just came out in Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques v.41. This volume is a special issue on how historians address the issue of trauma.
Maggie Moss Jones, a graduate student, was one of twelve students to win a prestigious Vice-President for Research Fellowship from CSU. The VPR fellows receive a substantial scholarship and will participate in professional development workshops and leadership opportunities. Maggie’s presentation was entitled “A Decade of Dysfunction: Mismanagement of Sacred Spaces at Effigy Mounds National Monument.”