August 1, 2023
Prof. Brian Linn has published his sixth monograph, Real Soldiering: The U.S. Army in the Aftermath of War, 1815-1980 (University Press of Kansas)! This comprehensive study reflects more than forty years of research into the history of the U.S. Army, focusing not on the bureaucratic decision-makers but instead centering troops in the field in […]
July 25, 2023
Three Texas A&M University College of Arts and Sciences faculty are among six selected campuswide by the Division of Research to receive three-year, $15,000 grants as members of Texas A&M’s newest class of Arts and Humanities Fellows. https://artsci.tamu.edu/news/2023/07/three-arts-and-sciences-faculty-selected-as-arts-and-humanities-fellows.html
March 3, 2023
Dr. April Hatfield’s newest monograph, Boundaries of Belonging: English Jamaica and the Spanish Caribbean, 1655–1715
Dr. Hatfield reconstructs a wild world that goes beyond popular imagination in Boundaries of Belonging. In the decades following England’s 1655 conquest of Spanish Jamaica, the western Caribbean was the site of overlapping and competing claims—to land, maritime spaces, and people. English Jamaica, in the midst of Spanish American port towns and shipping lanes, […]
January 4, 2023
Dr. Takkara Brunson’s book, Black Women, Citizenship, and the Making of Modern Cuba (University of Florida Press, 2021), was selected as one of two winners of the Letitia Woods Brown Book prize for African American women’s history! This prize is bestowed annually by the Association of Black Women Historians and is a terrific and well-deserved […]
November 8, 2022
David Vaught has published his fourth research monograph, Spitter: Baseball’s Notorious Gaylord Perry (Texas A&M University Press). Check out the blurbs on the Press website! Written for both scholarly and general audiences, Spitter is the first full-length biography of Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry—the notorious spitballer.
October 13, 2022
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of Arts and Sciences talks to History Associate Professor Sonia Hernández about the nonprofit public history project she helped found.
August 9, 2022
Brian Linn has a new book chapter out, “’The normal order of things’: Contextualizing ‘technical violence’ in the Netherlands-Indonesia War,” co-authored with Azarja Harmmany in Empire’s Violent End: Comparing British, Dutch, and French Wars of Decolonization, 1945-1962.
July 8, 2022
New Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Adam Seipp published “Fulda Gap: A Board Game, West German Society, and a Battle that Never Happened, 1975-85,” in the premier journal in his field, War & Society.
June 27, 2022
As a professor of the US-Mexico Borderlands, Dr. Sonia Hernández’s enthusiasm for history is deeply personal. The child of Mexican immigrants, Hernández was the first member of her family born in the United States. She remembers growing up in a colonia or unincorporated town of the Rio Grande Valley near McAllen, Texas. She was first […]
May 13, 2022
A polyglot, scholar, and mother who found her way from Russia to Texas A&M University.