Department of History
May 24, 2022
‘Clarissa Uprooted’ exhibit coming to City Art Space
Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.
May 9, 2022
Protectors of a diverse history
The field of museum studies is changing. Not only are the people working in nationwide cultural institutions becoming more diverse, but the narratives told within those institutions are more inclusive and equity-focused. RIT’s museum studies program, led by Program Director Juilee Decker, aims to accelerate this momentum.
April 28, 2022
NSF awards RIT engineering, liberal arts faculty grant to integrate humanities into engineering education
Researchers at RIT and Texas Tech University will be incorporating more critical thinking and empathy skills into engineering curricula to prepare students to meet societal challenges today. The team, led by Iris Rivero, also includes Andrew Herbert and Michael Laver.
March 29, 2022
Photo Gallery: Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster
“Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster” will be on view at RIT’s University Gallery March 14 through April 8. This is a satellite companion exhibition to the main exhibition of AIDS posters at the Memorial Art Gallery, March 6 through June 19.
March 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
Diverse subjects involving safety and autonomous automobiles, Black women in computing, and Italian cinema are just some of the winning entries for this year’s student writing awards, sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.
March 15, 2022
Meet College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts began the academic year under new leadership. Dean Anna Stenport joined RIT from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in September following a nationwide search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions.
February 25, 2022
History professor adds to RIT connection with local museum
When Tamar W. Carroll became a trustee of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in 2020, her appointment added to the web of connections Rochester Institute of Technology has with the cultural institution.
January 4, 2022
Ultra Rare PC Demo of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' Discovered by Cataloguer at The Strong
Tech Times features Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play.
December 31, 2021
The Super Mario that never was: Rare demo found at Strong Museum
WXXI talks to Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play, and Stephen Jacobs, professor of interactive games and media.
November 29, 2021
Museum studies alumna discovers rare ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ video game demo
While processing a box of donated items, Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play, came across a rare piece of video game history—a demo of Super Mario Bros. 3 that was created in 1990 by id Software in an attempt to persuade Nintendo to partner with them to develop a version of the game for PC computers.
November 24, 2021
What is the role of settlement houses in 2021?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Michael Brown, assistant professor in the Department of History.
October 20, 2021
US universities where employable liberal arts graduates are made
Study International features RIT's College of Liberal Arts and talks to Dean Anna Stenport.