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What’s Happening in the History and Military History Programs?

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Beginning in September 2019, Norwich University is offering a new concentration in Public History as part of the Norwich’s online Master of Arts in History program, which has graduated more than 150 students since 2014.

This concentration, which can be completed in 18 months, combines intensive coursework in public history methodologies created by expert professionals with hands-on internships in museums, archivists, historical societies, or other venues. Public history graduates can gain the skills and knowledge to compete for employment opportunities in many sub-fields, ranging from working at a local historical society, to aspiring to work at government agencies like the Smithsonian.  

For more information, please contact Dr. David Ulbrich, Master of Arts in History Program Director.

Eight Bells Lecture Series: “American Ways of War in the 20th and 21st Centuries” 

The term “way of war” often describes the characteristics of how armed forces fight wars, but because these characteristics can be complex and contradictory throughout different armed forces, a singular way of war can rarely be identified. At the U.S. Naval War College on Thursday, April 4, Dr. Ulbrich discussed how the plural “ways of war” is more useful and how the characteristics of the plural term apply to the American military and society during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Visit the U.S. Naval War College website to learn more.



Society of Military History

In order to promote the online Master of Arts in Military History program, Dr. Ulbrich will be attending the Society for Military History 2019 Annual Meeting at the Ohio State University, May 9-12. This year will mark the 86th annual meeting of the Society for Military History. Dr. Ulbrich will join the most innovative researchers in the field of military history under the theme of “Soldiers and Civilians in the Cauldron of War.”  

Visit the Ohio State University website for more information on the Society for Military History Conference.

Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare

Co-authored by Dr. Ulbrich and Dr. Bobby Wintemute, assistant professor with the history department at Queens College-CUNY, Race and Gender in Modern Western War works to provide answers to the problems created when blending race, gender, and military war. The purpose is to help readers identify for the disjuncture, flaws, and critical interactions in the traditional memory and history of a largely monochrome and male-exclusive military experience.