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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. Okihiro 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 graduated in the Fall of 2015 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 have never taken "law and order" lying down.  Slavery entailed rape and other forms of violence. The enslaved fought back in 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.  Capitalism and emancipation have proven no less dubious.  Using texts, songs, paintings, pictures, objects, and digital artifacts, this course examines vital issues of race in relation to class and gender, in the US over the past four hundred years.
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Last Updated: 9/6/16