Provost's Conversation -- Hametz -- The Past in the Present Tense 11/15

The Center for Learning and Teaching
invites you to participate in
The Provost’s Conversations on
Teaching and Learning
a brown bag lunch series *
These conversations are intended to gather faculty members
from all across the campus to share, to think,
and to reflect on a wide range of teaching and learning issues.
Come join the next conversation in this semester’s series:
The Past in the Present Tense
led by
Maura Hametz
Associate Professor

Thursday, November 15   12:30-1:30pm
Learning Commons Conference Room
Perry Library


Presented by the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Office of Distance Learning,
and the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Carol Simpson

For more information:

Questions?  e-mail or phone 683-4252

* CLT will provide light refreshments

The Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning are open to all faculty members, and offer the opportunity to reflect and share about the teaching and learning process.

On Thursday, November 15, Maura Hametz will lead a Conversation entitled “The Past in the Present Tense” from 12:30-1:30 in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library.

Maura E. Hametz is an Associate Professor of History whose research focuses on Italian Fascism and on identity formation in the Habsburg monarchy and successor states in the era of the World Wars.  Her works include Making Trieste Italian, 1918 – 1954 (London: Royal Historical Society, 2005), In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family and Patriotism in a Fascist Court (Fordham U. Press, 2012) and a co-edited essay collection entitled Central European Jewish Intellectual Women since the end of the Nineteenth Century: Twelve Biographical Essays (Mellen Press, 2012), as well as numerous journal articles.  Her current monograph project explores the rise of Italian cuisine in the United States from 1965 to the present.  She teaches courses on modern European history, Fascism and Nazism, the World Wars, national identities, and historical methods.  

Her Conversation will focus on using strategies to link the past to the present in the teaching of history.  It will discuss ways of engaging students in the study of the past in order to understand the present and to craft solutions and strategies for the future. On a broader scale, the Conversation will involve a discussion of the relevance of the study of History and the humanities to undergraduate education and to society as a whole.

For more information about the Provost’s Conversations on Teaching and Learning series, including highlights from past years’ Conversations and a calendar of upcoming Conversation dates, visit the Conversations’ website at – or you can view past Conversations on your iPad.  To get the app, search the App Store for CLT ODU on your iPad or use your Web browser to view the iTunes preview

Posted By: Alison Schoew
Date: Tue Nov 13 09:03:35 EST 2012