Creepy topics highlight history series
By Matthew Thomson - Staff Reporter
Vampires and cannibalism will be examined as part of Highline's 10th annual History Seminar this fall.
History Seminar is a series of weekly lectures, presented pri- marily by Highline faculty, that give students a chance to get a better understanding of the many facets of history.
Dr. Tim McMannon, the co- ordinator of Highline's history seminar, sees it as an opportu- nity to inform students about history, which he sees as partic- ularly important topic for stu- dents now.
"I spoke about history sem- inar at a conference," McMan- non said.
He recently returned from the Pacific Coast Branch of American Historical Associa- tion, where he gave a presenta- tion about History Seminar's creation, its growing pains, how it was basically a carbon
copy of Science Seminar, and the lessons Dr. McMannon has learned from overseeing the seminar over the last decade.
"The biggest problem in set- ting up History Seminar is lin- ing up people," he said.
The two most import goals for history seminar is "exposing students to history and sharing new topics," he said.
This fall's line-up includes:
Oct.10 — Justin Tillion will discuss "Market-based So- cio-Cultural Conservation of
Indigenous Knowledge in the Peruvian Amazon."
Oct. 17 — Dr. Jennifer Jones will explore "The Histo- ry of Everyone: Population and Demographics."
Oct. 24 — Ann Korn will give a presentation on the 1918 Flu.
Oct. 31 — Rachael Bled- saw will present "Vampires re-vamping Their Image."
Nov. 7 — Yarinid Velez-Her- nandez will present "What's Cooking? A History of Canni-
balism." Nov. 14 — Tommy Kim
will present "Why is Citizen Kane Considered the Best Film Ever Made?"
Nov. 28 — Diego Luna will present on "Latinos and the Gold Rush."
History Seminars are pre- sented weekly at 1:30 p.m. in Building 3 and are open to the public. Attendees can earn a history credit by registering for the class and attending the en- tire series.