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
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.
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