Historians present work at national conference

Feb 1, 2016 | Liberal Arts

Two Louisiana Tech University history professors were chosen to present research findings at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, held recently in Atlanta, Georgia. Assistant professor of history Jovana Babovic spoke on “Josephine Baker in Belgrade and Zagreb: Opposing Receptions to European Entertainment in Interwar Yugoslavia.” Babovic’s paper was featured on a panel devoted to the legendary African American entertainer’s reception in Central and Eastern Europe in the period between the world wars. Babovic joined the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech in fall 2015 and holds a doctorate in history from the University of Illinois. She teaches classes in world history and modern European history. Appearing on a panel co-sponsored by the Conference on Latin American History, professor of history Stephen Webre addressed the topic “Still Forgotten? Reflections on Central America in the 17th Century.” A member of the Louisiana Tech faculty since 1982, Webre received his doctorate in history at Tulane University. He teaches courses in world history, United States history and Latin American history. Webre holds the Garnie W. McGinty Chair in History and currently serves as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Written by Judith Roberts –