Fall Updates from the History Graduate Student Organization
As October comes to a close, we wanted to recap the various events that took place at 226 BSR up until now. First, our own Charley Binkow led us through a lively discussion of Henry IV, Part One for this year’s first installment of the Shakespeare Book Club. We then braved Salem on a weekend in October, where we visited the Salem Witch Museum, enjoyed lunch and people-watching, and strolled along Salem’s historic wharves.
As part of our Coffee Chat Series, we had the opportunity to hear from Professor Ben Siegel about his recent book publication and his time before and at BU. He also shared tips and tricks for grad students navigating professionalization, research, and teaching.
The Writing Workshop is still going strong. Tom Sojka shared his paper “’Selling Bright, Young Things:’ Advertising Aristocracy in Interwar Britain” and Seth Anderson talked about “The Lavender Revolution of the Ecclesial Gay Liberation Movement: The Legacies of the Catholic Organization Dignity/Boston and Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons.” These were great opportunities to learn more about Tom and Seth’s research interests in general, and their goals with these papers in particular.
It has been a productive, educational, fun (and spooky!) semester so far, and we look forward to more HGSO programming in November!