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Hawaiian anti-colonialism protest, 1993.

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Graduate Certificate in Public History Coming in Fall 2017

Beginning Fall semester 2017 the History Department at the University of Utah will offer a Public History Certificate designed to prepare graduate students for a range of careers in public history institutions. The program combines rigorous training in historical methods and theory with practical, real world experience.

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Professor Paul Reeve Appointed First Mormon Studies Professorship

History Professor Dr. Paul Reeve has been appointed the first Simmons Mormon Studies professor, advancing the University's Mormon Studies initiative.

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The U History Department Welcomes Professor Nicole Giannella

An introduction to our newest Ancient Mediterranean specialist, her research interests, and her plans for the future at the U.

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Alumnus Andrew Smith Receives Prestigious Boren Award

Andrew Smith, U of Utah History alumnus (BA, 2015), is among the latest recipients of the Boren Award, the prestigious and nationally competitive fellowship program that supports service and language learning abroad. He is currently at work in Tanzania and learning Swahili. Tanzania’s Kigoma province has received a majority of the over 400,000 Burundi refugees.

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Graduate Student Kathryn Hain Wins World History Association Honors

Kathryn Hain, December 2016 graduate from the History Department, received an Honorable Mention, in the World History Association Dissertation Prize, an award that placed her work in the top ten percent of the competition.

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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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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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(HIST 3910) Histories of the Pacific Islands

This class provides an introduction to the history of the Pacific Islands, also known as Oceania. The Pacific Ocean is vast - covering over 30% of the earth – but often depicted as empty, marginal, or isolated from the rest of the world. Yet, imperialism and colonialism in the region has long served significant economic, political, and military needs of Western countries. This class will analyze the histories of both Indigenous framings and Western framings of the Pacific, including the origins of the Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia divisions imposed by Europeans in the eighteenth century. We will analyze various forms of imperialism and colonialism in the Pacific as well as Indigenous resistance and movements to achieve decolonization. 
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Last Updated: 10/17/17