Department of History


Tune in to Professor Colleen McDannell being interviewed both on Radio West and TakeAway about the LDS Church's recent essays.

Prestigious U.S. Department of Education Grants Awarded

The Asia Center and the Center for Latin American Studies have been awarded Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center status and grants!  Click here.

Excellence in General Education Teaching Recognized
We congratulate Associate Professor, Beth Clement! Dr. Clement was recognized for her excellence and innovation in general education teaching at the University of Utah.

 Radio West

Radio West Listen to Isabel Moreira and Margaret Toscano on KUER's Radio West broadcast with Doug Fabrizio. The title of the interview is "Oh Hell."

Heaven's Purge Chair Featured in NYRB. Isabel Moreira's most recent publication is featured in the New York Review of Books. Click here.

 Philip Taft Labor History Award

Associate Professor, Matt Basso, won the 2014 Taft Labor History Book Award for his book Meet Joe Copper. The annual award is granted by Cornell University and the Labor & Working Class History Association. 

Days of '47 Pioneers of Progress Award

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Ron Coleman is being honored as one of The Days of '47 2014 Pioneers of Progress for his work in Historic and Creative Arts. These awards honor those who continue Utah’s rich heritage of vision, industry, integrity, sacrifice and courage.

  Herbert H. Lehman Prize Winner 

Eric Hinderaker, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, has been chosen by the New York Academy of History to receive the distinguished Herbert H. Leman Prize for scholarship in New York history for his book The Two Hendricks.  

Recent Book Publications

books Click here to see a list of recent book publications authored by our distinguished department faculty.



 Class Schedules
Click here for a list of Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 courses and the university general calendar


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November 18th - 21st

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About the Department

Why Study History?

History provides valuable preparation for careers in university and college teaching and research, primary and secondary education, law, government, public service, journalism, libraries and museums, international business, and medicine [Read More]


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Last Updated: 11/14/14