Department News

Students Explore the World of the Forgotten Pirates of East Asia

Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West.
Students in HIST 111: East Asia: Cultures and Civilizations recently learned about the ways in which the countries of East Asia were deeply embedded in global trade connections in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Boston Seminar Proves Eye-Opening for Two History Students

Corey Wheeler (left), '18, Albion College history professor Marcy Sacks and Elijah Bean, '19.
The discovery of the story of African American Paul Cuffee, and the unfolding of others like his, was a revelation to Albion students Corey Wheeler, '18, and Elijah Bean, '19, and made the recent three-week Boston Summer Seminar, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, an experience they'll never forget.

Wes Dick, History Department Recognizes Retiring Professor Geoffrey Cocks

Wes Dick (left) and Geoff Cocks at Albion College's 2016 Commencement
Albion College’s current longest-tenured professor, Wesley Arden Dick (far left), offered remarks about longtime History Department colleague Geoffrey Cocks at Cocks’ May 5 retirement reception in the Wendell Will Room of Stockwell Library.

Teagle Grant Connects Albion Classes with Other Liberal Arts Colleges

Marcy Sacks, professor of history, Albion College
Albion College and five other Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions are coming together to design and teach hybrid courses, with an emphasis on digital teaching, thanks to last year's $335,000 grant from the New York-based Teagle Foundation. This semester, history professor Marcy Sacks (left) is collaborating with a counterpart from Hope College; in the fall, exercise science professor Heather Betz will team up with a faculty peer from DePauw University.

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