Why Study History?





Professor Reeve - Redd Center Lecture

Professor Paul Reeve was invited by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU to give a lecture titled "From Not White Enough to Too White: Rethinking the Mormon Racial Story." His lecture is based on research from his recent book Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, published by the Oxford University Press, 2015.


Cohen India Trip

Students from the University of Utah and from colleges and universities in Hyderabad and across India, pose together. The students are participants in a major grant on sustainable urbanization sponsored by the US Consulate Hyderabad, and directed by Department of History faculty member Benjamin Cohen.

 New U of U Grad School Podcast Series Features History Ph.D. Student

Conflict, Terrorism, and Reprisals in the Middle East at the Turn of the Century

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. The conflicts he describes, instigated by foreign interventions and realizing a horrific peak of violence in terrorism and the mistrust, discrimination, and eventual ethnic cleansing that it engenders, provide a fascinating and almost eerily analogous comparison to — and cautionary lesson about — contemporary events.

Professor Elizabeth Clement Featured in the 2015 U of U Innovate Report


Featured Faculty Research

Listen to the 2015 Frontiers of New Media Symposium

Keynote - Dr. Marwan Kraidy, "Burning Man and Laughing Cow: Digital Dissent and Democratic Divides"

Roundtable Discussion - "Digital Democracy | Digital Divides"