Department of History
May 25, 2023
Talking point: Japan's isolationist history
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's program "Talking Point" features Michael Laver, professor in the Department of History.
May 23, 2023
Students use low-cost multispectral imaging system to uncover hidden texts
Izzy Moyer, a third-year museum studies student, earned an internship working with other RIT students on MISHA, the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts. The system includes 16 LEDs to illuminate objects using different wavelengths of light to see the object in new ways.
April 25, 2023
SHED and Wallace Library classrooms offer new teaching and learning experience
When the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) opens in the fall, the multi-use facility will create an entirely new learning environment for RIT faculty and students alike.
April 10, 2023
How does history shape our understanding of a mid-sized city like Rochester?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Michael Brown, associate professor in the Department of History.
March 8, 2023
Ada Lovelace and computers, music, needlepoint and weaving
ABC Radio National in Australia interviews Corinna Schlombs, associate professor of history, about Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician.
February 27, 2023
Interdisciplinary team heads to Ethics in Engineering Case Competition
An interdisciplinary pair of RIT students is headed to Bethesda, Md., to participate in the 2023 Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition. Emma Nastro, a third-year museum studies student, and Lee Sortore, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student, will represent RIT at the competition, which is held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence. This is the first time an RIT team has competed in this competition.
February 22, 2023
Lent is here – remind me what it’s all about? 5 essential reads
The Conversation highlights an essay by Michael Laver, professor in the Department of History, about the history of ashes in Christianity.
February 20, 2023
How Embroidery, Piano, and French Lessons Made the First Computer Programmer
Essay by Corinna Schlombs, associate professor in the Department of History, published by Gizmodo.
December 8, 2022
Ada Lovelace’s skills with language, music and needlepoint contributed to her pioneering work in computing
Essay by Corinna Schlombs, associate professor of history, published by The Conversation.
September 9, 2022
College of Liberal Arts introduces Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program
The Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program, which is being introduced this fall, gives financial support to students in STEM majors who are interested in adding a second major from RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
August 24, 2022
RIT scientists develop spectral imaging techniques to help museums with conservation efforts
Scientists from RIT are turning studio photography technology on its head to help museums and other cultural heritage institutions preserve historically significant artifacts.
August 22, 2022
New bachelor’s degrees added to RIT portfolio this fall
In the case of two new degrees in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, and one new degree in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, students will be competitive employees and leaders and be readily able to navigate their evolving fields.