Working Historians
Roya Rostamian - Adjunct Instructor, SNHU, and President, Metro Geotechnical LLC

Roya Rostamian - Adjunct Instructor, SNHU, and President, Metro Geotechnical LLC

October 31, 2018

Roya Rostamian is an adjunct instructor in the history and general education departments at Southern New Hampshire University and is the owner of Metro Geotechnical, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. In this episode we discuss Roya’s path from Iran to the United States (and her path from engineering to history), her study of international terrorism, and self-publishing books on Amazon.

Elizabeth Spott - Technical Faculty for Social Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University

Elizabeth Spott - Technical Faculty for Social Sciences, Southern New Hampshire University

October 18, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Spott is an archaeologist and is Technical Faculty for Social Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode, Dr. Spott discusses her academic and professional background, explains the connections between anthropology, archaeology, and history, and talks about the careers open to students in those fields.

This episode’s recommendations: Lina Zeldovich, “14,000-Year-Old Piece of Bread Rewrites the History of Baking and Farming,” National Public Radio, July 24, 2018, https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/24/631583427/14-000-year-old-piece-of-bread-rewrites-the-history-of-baking-and-farming (yes, this is a repeat). Nova, “Dawn of Humanity,” directed by Graham Townsley, aired on PBS June 20, 2018: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/dawn-of-humanity.html. Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Sam Lucy, Stasa Babic, and David N. Edwards, eds., Archaeology of Identity: Approaches to Gender, Age, Status, Ethnicity, and Religion (London: Routledge, 2005): https://www.routledge.com/Archaeology-of-Identity/Diaz-Andreu-Lucy/p/book/9780415197465. Urban Coyote Research Project: https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

Daniel Peters - Research and Facilities Manager, Manchester Historic Association

Daniel Peters - Research and Facilities Manager, Manchester Historic Association

October 3, 2018

Daniel Peters is the Research and Facilities Manager for the Manchester Historic Association in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this episode, Rob and James visited the Association’s Research Center to talk to Dan about his background, the Manchester Historic Association’s work, and the importance of such institutions to the preservation and study of local history.

This episode’s recommendations: “Manchester and the Great War” exhibit at the Manchester Historic Association: https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/214-exhibit-opening-6 Manchester Historic Association: https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/ Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Campaign Cloth at the MHA (picture on Twitter)

Rob Denning and James Fennessy can be reached at workinghistorians@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FilibusterHist.

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