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Practicing History Conference In March 2017

The department's annual Practicing History Conference is slated for March 23rd and 24th, 2017, from 9am to 4:30pm. This event is held collectively with history grad students, undergrads, and faculty, to give students the opportunity to present research in a professional academic environment, as well as receive feedback on their work.

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Matthew Basso Named State Scholar for Smithsonian Institute Museum Program

Professor Matthew Basso has been named the State Scholar for the Smithsonian Institute's The Way We Worked, a Museum on Main Street program. Presented by Utah Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute, this exhibition of work and labor in American history began its year-long Utah tour in January at the Ogden Union Station.

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Danielle Olden Awarded an NEH Fellowship

Danielle Olden, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The year-long NEH Fellowship will enable Danielle to complete her book, Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America,which examines Denver, Colorado's battle over school desegregation in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Graduate Student Travis Ross Curates Rare Utah Map Exhibit

History graduate student Travis Ross partnered with the Utah State Historical Society to curate a collection of rare maps of the Utah territory, on display at the Utah State Capitol. The exhibit will run from January 27 to late summer 2017.

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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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Featured Course

(HIST 3350) The History of Brazil: 1500 to Now

From sun, surf, and sex, to cybercrime, and from the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics, Brazil never fails to capture the global imagination. This course explores the transformation of Brazil from a colonial backwater into one of the modern world’s largest and most diverse nations. Through film, music, and an array of other material, students examine issues including religion and cross-cultural interaction, race and slavery, industrialization and urban growth, the environment, and the pursuit of political and economic stability.
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Last Updated: 2/16/17