History seminar will travel the world
By Leticia Bennett - Staff Reporter
Spring Quarter History Seminar will take you from Canada to the United Arab Emirates to Japan.
History Seminar started in the fall of 2009, and is a weekly series of presentations on different historical topics of significance.
The next speaker, Dr. James Peyton, a professor of economics and mathematics, will discuss environmental activism in Canada.
Rachael Bledsaw, part of the history faculty, will speak about "Geisha and the Floating World in Tokugawa Japan" on April 26.
On May 3, Dr. Ben Gonzalez-O'Brien, a political science professor, will discuss early nativism in the United States.
Dr. Amal Mahmoud, who teaches courses in Adult Basic Education, will speak on May 10 about Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, and Dr. Tim McMannon, a history professor, will discuss the political rise of former U. S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson on May 17.
On May 24, Dr. Jennifer Jones, geography instructor, will speak on the history of citizenship.
Bob Nylander, legal studies professor, will discuss on May 31 the Chinese Labour Corps recruited during World War I for support work and manual labor.
Dr. Tim McMannon, head of History Seminar and history professor, said that History Seminars are a "way to learn something fun about history."
"It's open to everybody: open to the public, open to Highline students and staff," Dr. McMannon said. "Students can sign up for one credit. Or if they've taken History 190 before, they can take History 191."
History Seminars are on Wednesdays in Building 3, room 102, from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m.