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Spring 2024

Message from the Director

After a freezing cold start to the semester, things are starting to warm up on campus and in the Glasscock Center.

Last semester finished on a high with the awarding of the 24th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Book Prize, with the Glasscocks in attendance to present the award to James Morton Turner for his book, Charged: A History of Batteries and lessons for a Clean Energy Future (University of Washington Press).

This semester, we welcome three new internal residential fellows: Graduate Residential Fellows Valentina Aduen (Communication) and Denise Meda-Lambru (Philosophy) join our Faculty Residential Fellow, Theodore George (Philosophy), in residence.  We are also excited to host Jen Atkins, Associate Professor of Dance at Florida State University, and Kaoru Watanabe, acclaimed composer and instrumentalist, as Short-Term Visiting Fellows—a new program that enables Texas A&M faculty to nominate prominent scholars to spend a week in residence in the Center, engaging with faculty and students.

As always, the Glasscock Center is busy with activities, supporting and hosting small conferences, colloquium series, workshops, guest speakers, and our thematic working groups--all exploring a range of inter and multidisciplinary scholarly concerns.  Our new three-year initiative, The Humanities and the Anthropocene, is in full swing, as is our one-year seed-grant initiative, Energy Humanities and the Global South.  Our long-time initiative Humanities: Land Sea Space is entering its final semester after six successful years.  Please visit our homepage for updates to our Illuminating Humanities series, which features Texas A&M faculty and student humanities research and teaching.  Check out our calendar and follow us on social media @glasscockcenter for upcoming events at the Glasscock Center as well as grant and program funding opportunities.  I hope to see you in the Center soon.


Troy Bickham
Professor of History