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History Faculty and Alumni Panel, “Using Government Documents in Teaching and Research” on April 18, 2018

Vassar history faculty and alumni will discuss use of government publications on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30pm in the Thompson Memorial Library, Class of 1951 Reading Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Join Vassar history faculty members Miriam Cohen and Bob Brigham, along with History Department alumni Vanessa May ’99, Professor of History & Co-Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at Seton Hall University, and James Graham Wilson ’03, historian at the U.S. Department of State, to discuss their use of government publications in their scholarly work and teaching. The discussion will highlight the documents as important primary sources and ways researchers can use them to tell their stories.

The panel is the second event in the series intended to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the government documents collection. Aligned with the theme “Endangered Documents” and “Data in an Era of Disinformation,” the panel will discuss how panelists use government documents in their scholarly work and teaching.

This event is sponsored by the History and Political Science Departments, and the Thompson Memorial Library.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 10, 2018