Sturges Hall 311
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Helena Waddy has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Social and Cultural History
Publications and Professional Activities
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
HIST 221: Research in History:
Students will get an intensive introduction to the process of historical research and writing in a seminar setting. This course will acquaint students with research methods, train them to interpret primary sources and lead them through the conceptualization, research, drafting, and rewriting of an historical study. Prerequisites: 9 hours of college-level history credit, at least 3 hours of which must be at Geneseo; or junior standing. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester
HIST 344: Nazi Germany
This course covers the Nazi era in Germany, which began in 1914 with the First World War and ended with the 1949 division of the country into East and West Germany. Highlights include the experience of trench warfare, Hitler's early career in politics, the despair created by the Great Depression, explanations of the Nazi victory in 1933, the racial culture of the Nazi years, the" total war" of 1939-1945, particularly the nightmare of the Eastern Front , the perpetration of the Holocaust, and Hitler's immediate legacy in the chaotic postwar years. The analytical approach mixes political with socio-cultural issues to explore in particular the ordinary German's experience of Nazism. Prerequisites: HIST 220 and HIST 221 or permission of the instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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.