Office Hours

  • T - Th 1:30 - 2:30, W 3:00 - 4:00
 

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Helena Waddy

Professor of

History

Sturges Hall 311
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5739
waddy@geneseo.edu

Helena Waddy has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

  • Modern Germany
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Social and Cultural History

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Waddy Oberammergau in the Nazi Era: The Fate of a Catholic Village in Hitler's Germany
  • Images of Faith: Expressionism, Catholic Folk Art, and the Industrial Revolution
Fall 2015 Classes

HIST 302:
Res-Hist:Writing the Holocaust

    This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major that form prerequisites for upper level classes. This course is focused on critical analysis of historical evidence and instructi
    on in historical research methods and writing. Students read, evaluate, and critique a range of different types of primary source evidence, practice locating and retrieving reliable primary and secondary sources, and use these skills to support the crafting of a historical arguments in both short papers and longer research projects. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes work with primary sources specific to the seminar topic. The class is reading and writing intensive. Majors may take HIST 301 and 302 in any sequence, and should plan to complete both HIST 301 and 302 during the sophomore or junior year. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester.
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HIST 349:
The Holocaust

    This course considers the Holocaust as the culmination of many diverse developments in European history: political, socio-economic, cultural, theological, and ethical. Consequently, the readings ext
    end back through Shakespeare to the Bible, and they include contemporaries' accounts from the Nazi, the victims', and the rescuers' perspectives. The course will also assess the legacies of the Holocaust to the postwar world, including the founding of Israel. The approach is multicultural with emphasis on both Western and Eastern European experiences. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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