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Austin Peay State University well represented at Ohio Valley History Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy put on a strong showing at the annual Ohio Valley History Conference at Western Kentucky early this month with several faculty members giving presentations.

 

Austin Peay State University history faculty members participate in the Ohio Valley History Conference.

Austin Peay State University history faculty members participate in the Ohio Valley History Conference.

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to discuss Axis Prisoners of War (POWs)

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history faculty member whose research focuses on prisoners of war (POW) will talk about the Axis POWs held in the U.S. during World War II as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Antonio Thompson, associate professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Military History Alum earns prestigious fellowship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last year, Maj. Paul Witkowski of the United States Army was stationed on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, trying to keep enemy combatants and supplies from passing through the region. It was a tricky assignment, given the province’s mountainous terrain and the absence of a fence or other obstruction between the two countries.

Later this summer, he’ll take what he learned in that war zone to Washington, D.C., where he’ll spend a year with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency as part of an Interagency Exchange Program fellowship. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University professors developing massive, two-volume military and diplomatic history textbook

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the study of history, certain events stand out. If you’re examining the Civil War, for example, the Battle of Gettysburg will likely appear most often in textbooks and lectures. If it’s World War II that interests you, D-Day is a popular topic of choice.

But these events, while important, are just a sampling of history. What about the contributions Native American soldiers made during World War I, or the role of African-Americans during the American Revolution? For two Austin Peay State University professors, it’s sometimes frustrating locating textbooks that include the lesser known but equally important historical events.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos and APSU assistant professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson discuss the new, two-volume history textbook they are developing. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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APSU History Professor contributes to new scholarly work on Israel

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Early in the morning on May 31st, 2010, a group of Israeli commandos boarded a Turkish ship in the Mediterranean Sea, filled with pro-Palestinian activists. The boat was part of an aid-flotilla, seeking to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The commandos planned to bring the ship into the nearby port of Ashdod, but a scuffle soon broke out between the soldiers and the passengers. When the shooting stopped, nine activists were dead and several soldiers were wounded.

The incident sparked an international crisis, with media outlets across the globe picking up the story. Dr. Christos Frentzos, an Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, watched the ongoing news coverage from a unique vantage point. He was in Israel during those tumultuous days as part of a counterterrorism fellowship, sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Professor to Discuss Israel and Counterterrorism at Public Lecture

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAustin Peay State University assistant professor of history Dr. Christos Frentzos will deliver a public lecture on Israel and counterterrorism at 4:00pm, September 30th, in the campus’ Gentry Auditorium, located in the Kimbrough Building.

The lecture, sponsored by the APSU Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, will focus on Frentzos’ experiences this summer when he spent 10 days in Israel as part of a counterterrorism fellowship. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU faculty, staff recognized for their efforts

 

Austin Peay State UniversitySeveral faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University demonstrated recent noteworthy accomplishments.

Dr. Christos Frentzos, assistant professor of history, gave a presentation July 14th during a weekly briefing of the Tennessee Homeland Security District 7. He spent two weeks this summer in Israel as a part of a counterterrorism fellowship, and he discussed what he learned about Israel’s strategies for combating terrorism during the briefing with local emergency first responders, including police officers, firefighters and emergency management officials.

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APSU Professor Visits Israel for Counterterrorism Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University LogoOn a scorching hot June afternoon, Dr. Christos Frentzos, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history, stood in a small courtyard, talking with a rather charming stranger.

The gentleman, whose smile put his listener at ease, discussed American history and the Revolutionary War. He was extremely well versed in these subjects, and, aside from the summer heat, the encounter proved to be enjoyable.

That courtyard, however, was in the middle of an Israeli maximum-security prison. The charming stranger, Frentzos later learned, was a member of Hamas and the mastermind of a suicide bombing that killed 15 people and wounded 130 in a pizzeria in Jerusalem. Pictures of the carnage from that day in 2001, including bloodstained children’s high chairs, didn’t correspond with the well-groomed, polite man Frentzos met. «Read the rest of this article»

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