Announcing the History Department’s new blog, “Brick by Brick.”
Brick by Brick strives to provide a space for graduate students, faculty and alumni to share ongoing research, exchange ideas and resources, and explore topics through the research of their peers. We feature contributions from all aspects of the discipline, academic or professional, especially those concerning the contemporary ramifications and relevance of historical scholarship. Read More.
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Apply to our programs. We offer three undergraduate degrees: the History B.A., the History B.A. (Teacher Education Concentration), and the History B.S. — as well as a History Minor, the History Honors Program, and an Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program. We also offer three graduate degrees: the History M.A., the Public History M.A., and the Public History Ph.D.
With more than 25 full-time faculty members who cover a range of historical specialties, our degree programs allow students the flexibility to explore their historical interests while preparing for the future.
2017-18 FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Fred Freitas, Big Water: The Making of the Borderlands Between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (Univ. of Arizona Press).
Dr. Julie Mell, The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender, Volumes I & II (Palgrave, McMillan).
Dr. Nick Robins, Santa Bárbara’s Legacy: An Environmental History of Huancavelica, Peru (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2017). Published in Spanish as La herencia de Santa Bárbara: Una historia ambiental de Huancavelica, Perú (Huancavelica, Peru: Universidad Nacional de Huancavelica)
Dr. Daniel Bolger, Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided (DaCapo)
Dr. Noah Strote, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (Yale University Press)
Dr. Anthony La Vopa (Emeritus), The Labor of the Mind Intellect & Gender in Enlightenment Cultures (Penn Press)
Dr. William C. Harris (Emeritus), Lincoln and Congress (Concise Lincoln Library Series) (Southern Illinois University Press), and Two Against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, Champions of the Loyal Opposition (University Press of Kansas)
Dr. James Crisp (Emeritus), “Who Were the Texians?: The Creation of a Texas Identity in the Era of the Republic." Essay published in Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845 (University of North Texas Press)
Dr. Tom Parker was one of nine faculty across the university to receive one of the new NSRP grants.
At the American Schools of Oriental Research conference in Boston there was a special session,
"Papers in Honor of S. Thomas Parker in Celebration of the Publication of a Festschrift.”
Dr. Noah Strote named 2017 Sherman Emerging Scholar.
Dr. William Harris present paper on "Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium in Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, on March 17, 2018. It was televised on C-SPAN.
Dr. James Crisp – faculty member for 45 years and Scheduler for 29.
Meet our New Faculty
Ebony Jones was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for ten years before deciding on graduate school in the humanities. She studied history at New York University where she completed her Ph.D. in 2017 and was a 2015-17 Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
Tate Paulette studies urban food systems in the ancient world. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and an MA from the University of Edinburgh (Archaeology). His research explores agricultural practices, gastro-politics, and state making in the world’s first cities and states, with a focus on Mesopotamia and the Near East.
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History Faculty Named Faculty Scholars
We are proud to announce that Dr. Tom Parker has been named an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Dr. Matthew Booker has been named a University Faculty Scholar. Congratulations to both of them for the recognition of their work as teachers and scholars. Each of these awards go to just a handful of faculty each year.
You Can't Tell U.S. History Without Black History. Finally, a Museum Gets That
When I walked into the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for a preview last week, my excitement was tempered.
Andre Taylor Named Global Change Fellow
Incoming Public History Masters student Andre Taylor has been named a Global Change Fellow for 2018-2019 by the Southeast Climate Science Center operated by the Department of the Interior and NC State University. Taylor’s research explores West African agricultural traditions employed by contemporary Gullah farmers in South Carolina and Georgia, focusing on the effects of climate change on Gullah culture.
Alumna, Amy Vidunas, Gives Back to the History Department
Graduate students often find it difficult making ends meet especially if they are going to school full time. Alumna, Amy Vidunas, ’07, wants to make it a little bit easier.
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Mar 22, 2018 | Washington Post
Alum Aaron Brown, '11 pens piece for the Washington Post
We are pleased to announce that History MA alum Aaron Brown, ’11, has written a piece on Trump’s proposed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Washington […]
Mar 19, 2018
Andre Taylor Named Global Change Fellow
Incoming Public History Masters student Andre Taylor has been named a Global Change Fellow for 2018-2019 by the Southeast Climate Science Center, operated by the Department of the Interior and NC State University. Taylor's research explores West African agricultural traditions employed by contemporary Gullah farmers in South Carolina and Georgia, focusing on the effects of climate change on Gullah culture.
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