Research Opportunities

As a history student, it's essential that you learn how to conduct high-level research.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Gain valuable perspective on today's global society through the study of history.

Contact:
Barton C Shaw, Ph.D.
Professor, History
bcshaw@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3403

Faculty

Barton Shaw

Barton C. Shaw, Ph.D.

Professor/Chair of History, Literature & Languages
Director of the History Program
B.A., Elon College
M. A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Emory University
Hartzel Hall 120
Ext. 3403
bcshaw@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A., Elon College
M. A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Emory University

Courses Taught

All Cedar Crest Courses in U. S. history
Senior Research Seminar
The History of Modern China and Japan

Memberships

Member - Organization of American Historians
Member - Southern Historical Association
Member - Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for undergraduates in history

Career Highlights

In addition to teaching at Cedar Crest College, Barton Shaw, Ph.D., has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Shaw is author of the book The Wool- Hat Boys, an examination of Georgia’s Populist Party, which earned the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award in 1985. More recently, he co-edited, with Paul A. Cimbala, Making a New South: Race, Leadership and Community after the Civil War.

He has won two national awards for his work in the field of history, as well as Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the College’s Alumnae Association.

Professional Advice

People can be ignorant of history, but they can’t escape history. As William Faulkner said: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

James J. Ward, Ph.D.

Professor/Director of the Honors Program
B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University
Hartzel Hall 226
Ext. 3402
jjward@cedarcrest.edu

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Education

B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University

Courses Taught

European Civilization
Modern European History
German History
Russian History
18th and 19th Century Art History
Film and History
Topics in Popular Culture

Career Highlights

Professor James Ward, Ph.D., has authored numerous articles including history as represented in film, problems of history and memory, German history and politics, and the politics of culture. He has earned Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the College’s Alumnae Association. For the last two years he has taught an honors course titled, Zombies—From the Living Dead to the Posthuman.

Memberships

Professor Ward is a member of the American Historical Association, German Studies Association, Organization of Central European Historians, Popular Culture Association and Film and History Association.

Professional Advice

“Men (and women) are free to act to shape their history. But now always in circumstances of their own choosing.” (Karl Marx).