john theilmann pandemic history

Andrew Helmus Distinguished Professor of History and Politics, Dr. John M. Theilmann, gives a historical perspective on the current pandemic by comparing it with two pandemics from the past: Europe’s Second Plague Pandemic and the 1918-19 H1N1 influenza virus outbreak. Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Past Pandemics by John M. Theilmann, April 9, 2020…
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Dr. Melissa Walker, George Dean Johnson, Jr. Professor of History Emerita, was a guest on Walter Edgar’s Journal, a radio program exploring the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. Dr. Walker talks about the struggling economy, the crippling drought and the devastating boll weevil on the December 30, 2019 podcast titled,…
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Internships are a critical aspect of the Converse experience. We provide opportunities to engage in exciting internships locally, around the country and even internationally. See where some of our students are interning this summer: Kensley Echols ’20 (German Studies) ⁠— Summit Media Hannah Jumer ’21 (English, German Studies)⁠— Study Breaks Media Nidhi Patel ’20 (Accounting)…
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Congratulations to Drs. Hawk, Reichwald and Brown and Nisbet Honors students Isabel Fangman ’21, Zoe Kushubar ’20, and Hayley Cromer ’20. They received funding for their undergraduate research proposals from the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) 2019 Student /Faculty Research program. Learn More! Nisbet Honors Program Research at Converse

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Our 2019 seniors have some amazing grad school options! See where some of our seniors have been accepted: Julia Williams – The Citadel Claudia Coffin – Winthrop University Sara Blevins – George Washington University Maggie Gaston – University of Georgia Tiffani Brooks Hagan – University of Birmingham, University of South Carolina, University of Glasgow Abigail…
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Converse is thrilled to induct ten students into Converse’s academic honor society, Gamma Sigma. Gamma Sigma honors the very top members of the graduating class of 2019 who have not only majored in a traditional liberal arts discipline but also have earned at least 81 hours of credits in liberal arts courses. Congratulations to: Lily…
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Alpha Lambda Delta awarded Emily Holbert ‘19 (Nisbet Honors) the Katharine Cater Graduate Fellowship, and Lily West ’19 (Nisbet Honors) was awarded the Dean Christine Conaway Graduate Fellowship. Emily Holbert was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2016. She is majoring in Business Administration and Politics. Lily West was also inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta…
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Dr. Edward Woodfin consulted with the BBC for an episode of their television show “Who Do You Think You Are?” The show, which airs on TLC in America, highlights a celebrity’s genealogy and reveals to them the important or infamous historic events in the lives of their ancestors. The identity of the celebrity in Dr….
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Dr. Angela Elder gave a talk in Lexington, Kentucky titled “Tell me that you love me: The Sisterhood of Mary Todd Lincoln.” Her presentation was part of a weekend of events coordinated by the Mary Todd Lincoln House and University of Kentucky, to celebrate Mary Todd Lincoln’s 200th anniversary. Learn More! Dr. Angela Elder History…
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Professor of History Emerita Dr. Melissa Walker co-edited a new book about diverse Southern women for University of South Carolina Press with Giselle Roberts at LaTrobe University in Australia. Southern Women in the Progressive Era: A Reader, includes nine selections of women telling their own stories about various aspects of Southern life in the first…
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