Samuel Birney is a junior majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has completed the department’s capstone seminar, researching and writing “The Emergence of International Aid and Relief: Comparing the Disaster Responses of Naples and Lisbon.” He will present that work at the college’s annual Undergraduate Symposium in April. He has made the Dean’s List every semester. Sam is interested in how human belief and behavior have changed over the course of history and the development of cultures across the world. He believes history is one of the means we have of coming to understand humankind’s place in the world, in the past, present, and future. He will be the guest curator of the Adverts 250 Project during the week of February 26 to March 4, 2017. He will also curate the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during the week of March 12 to 18, 2017.
Welcome, Sam Birney!