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Gary Okihiro of Columbia U to Give 2016 Wilson Lecture

Gary Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University will deliver the Department of History’s prestigious O. Meredith Wilson Lecture. Okiro is a brilliant and internationally recognized scholar whose wide-ranging research focuses on United States, southern African, and world history.

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Dr. Clement's Research Supports Documentary on HIV/AIDS in Salt Lake City

Professor Beth Clement’s ongoing work on the AIDS epidemic has supported the production of a documentary on HIV in Utah, part of which just appeared in Still Here, an eight-minute short film hosted by VideoWest. Click on "Read more" for the link.

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Nadja Durbach Wins John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016

Nadja Durbach is an historian of modern Britain who specializes in the history of the body. During her Guggenheim Fellowship, Professor Durbach will be working on a book entitled, Many Mouths: State-Feeding in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State.

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Graduate Student Kate Mower Wins Fulbright for 2016-17

Three Humanities students, Jessica Chamorro, Sabrina Dawson, and Kate Mower have won the 2016-2017 Fulbright Awards. The US Fulbright program was established in 1946 to create mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people in the U.S. and other countries.

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2nd Annual Futures in History Social

Hosted by H-SAC in cooperation with Department staff and faculty, the second annual Futures in History social brings together faculty, students, and alumni to share stories, network, and to explore the rich variety of career pathways open to History undergraduates.

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Professor Cohen Teaches Sustainable Urbanization in Hyderabad

Professor Benjamin Cohen received a 30k grant from the U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, India, to lead a team of nine Indian and six American students in studying sustainable urbanization in India. He travelled with Stephen Goldsmith (Architecture + Planning) to Hyderabad in December-January where the students conducted interviews, fieldwork, and meetings.

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U of U Podcast Features History PhD Student

Brad Dennis, who will graduate with his Ph.D. in History from the University of Utah this December, discusses the origins of interethnic and interreligious conflict at the birth of the modern Middle East from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire.

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Whose Lives Matter?  History 4710, Race in America

"Black," "brown," "yellow," and "white" men and women without power have never taken abuse or "law and order" lying down.  Slavery was an armed camp and a rape camp.  The enslaved fought back every way they could.  All as slavery--and ethnic cleansing of Native Americans--made many white men feel big and free.  Such was liberty and equality.  Soon, capitalism and emancipation meant work hard, behave, and you might get rich.  Refuse or resist, and starve, get lynched, or thrown into convict labor on trumped-up charges.  The US now has the biggest prison system in the world, with nonwhite women the fastest-growing incarcerated group.  But isn't a sniper who shoots police officers, many of whom are black or Hispanic, still a terrorist and murderer?  Isn't racial consciousness almost as toxic as racism itself?  Using texts, songs, paintings, pictures, objects, and digital artifacts, this course examines vital issues of race in relation to class and gender, in the United States over the past four hundred years.  All featured courses


Last Updated: 8/25/16