Story Categories: History Department News

Post Image for Wagner College Oyster Panel
March 23, 2017
Wagner College Researchers and the Billion Oyster Project attempted to grow oysters in Lemon Creek on Staten Island over the summer of 2016.  Assistant Professor of History Brett Palfreyman will be moderating a panel that will be discussing the results and the importance of their efforts.  All are welcome to attend! More information about the […]
Post Image for Wagner hosts international symposium April 19-20
April 12, 2016
Symposium on international relations, diplomacy and violence co-sponsored by U. Paris-Sorbonne
November 5, 2015
Ever wonder how New York became the city that it is today?  Wagner College is co-sponsoring an event with the Museum of the City of New York on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York. When it was conceived in 1811, New York City's street grid was […]
Post Image for Tragedy & Resilience: Holocaust Survivors of Staten Island
July 23, 2015
This video highlights an April 2015 gallery exhibition and speaker series created by Wagner College's Holocaust Education & Programming Center. The exhibition was curated by student Lauren Citarella and professor Lori Weintrob. The exhibition in the Horrmann Library’s Spotlight Gallery focused upon the tragic journeys of local Holocaust survivors through dozens of artifacts, portraits, drawings and photos. Original drawings […]
Post Image for Holocaust Survivor Rachel Roth to Speak at Wagner College March 3rd Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
February 27, 2015
Post Image for History & education major wins James Madison Fellowship
May 7, 2014
Wagner College senior Gary Giordano of Princes Bay, Staten Island, a history and education major, has won a James Madison Fellowship to support his graduate studies this fall at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Giordano has been doing his student teaching this year with 4th and 5th graders at Staten Island’s Petrides School. “I had been thinking […]
Post Image for Auschwitz survivor speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day program
April 25, 2014
On Thursday, April 24, Bronia Brandman told a packed house at Wagner College about her experience during the Holocaust. Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and co-author of “The Girl Who Survived: A True Story of the Holocaust,”  is a gallery educator and member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial […]
Post Image for Kristallnacht, the ‘Night of Broken Glass’
November 14, 2013
On Thursday, Nov. 14, Wagner College marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” with a luncheon lecture by Reni Hanau, a survivor of the Nazi terror. New York 1 multimedia journalist Colleen Hagerty reported in this story about the program: Complete Video of the Event: The program featuring Kristallnacht survivor Reni Hanau […]
Post Image for History Alumni Interviews and Senior Profiles
November 10, 2013
Vincent Lenza Class of 1997 Q: What is your current occupation? Vincent Lenza: Executive Director of the Staten Island NFP Association Q: How has the research and other skills learned in college helped you in your career? Vincent Lenza: The things I learned as a History major have played a major role in my career […]
Post Image for Hispanic identity on Staten Island
April 24, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, New York 1’s Amanda Farinacci previewed “Hispanic Staten Island: Culture & Identity,” a public forum, cultural celebration and artists’ reception celebrating the 10th annual NYC Immigrant Heritage Week. “Hispanic Staten Island” will be held at Wagner College on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.   The likelihood is growing that […]