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Congratulations to our 2018 History Day Winners!

Each year, students in 4th through 12th grade participate in Utah’s annual History Day. They learn how to conduct historical research and showcase their findings through film, websites, written papers, performances and exhibits.

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New Database Developed by University of Utah History Professor, Paul Reeve

Paul Reeve, professor of history at the University of Utah, and the J. Willard Marriott Library have collaborated to develop a public history project,“Century of Black Mormons,” a database that illuminates the history of black members in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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NEW Guided Pathways for History Majors

Our award-winning and internationally-recognized faculty educate students in a myriad of time periods, world regions and areas of interest. Guided Pathways will allow students to customize a learning experience specific to their interests and future career goals.

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"Quiet Heroes" film features U of U History Professor, Elizabeth Clement

The story of one SLC doctor's fight against stigma, shame and ignorance at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. The film premieres at the 2018 DTH Film Festival on Friday, July 20th.

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New Department Chair Benjamin B. Cohen on Humanities Radio

Ben Cohen, professor of history and Department Chair discusses why historical knowledge is vital to society and why it’s important to understand who we are and where we come from. Listen now!

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College of Humanities Welcomes New Dean

The University of Utah announced that Stuart K. Culver, associate professor of English, has accepted the appointment as the dean of the College of Humanities. Currently acting as interim dean, Culver will move into his new position immediately.

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First-Year Graduate Student Lori Wilkinson Accepted for Publication

Lori Wilkinson, a first-year graduate student focusing on 19th and 20th century US History, will have a research paper featured in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Mormon History titled "Scribbling Women in Zion: Mormon Women Emulate Fanny Fern". The paper focuses on the relationship between LDS women on the frontier of Utah and the writings of Fanny Fern, a satirical newspaper columnist with the New York Ledger known for her conversational writing style.

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Featured Course

Utah & the Pacific

(HIST 3910-002) Utah & the Pacific

 Utah and the Pacific explores the role that Utahns have played in the development of Asia and various Pacific Islands, and the role that people from the Pacific have played in the development of Utah. In particular, the course discusses American colonialism in the Philippines and on islands including Guam and Samoa; World War; Japanese internment in Utah; conflicts like those in Korea and Vietnam and the role of Utahns in the US military; relations between the LDS Church (Mormons) and sites across the Pacific; and immigration from the Asia-Pacific to the United States. In all of this, we focus on the particular place that Utah has had in America’s Pacific relations. The course frequently includes trips off campus to Museums, memorials, or other sites around Salt Lake City.

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Last Updated: 7/18/18