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 began its year-long Utah tour in January at the Ogden Union Station. The purpose of this program is to illustrate the history of work and labor in American life, from office and factory workers to homemakers and truckers. The exhibition will visit six Utah museums during its course, including: Union Station Museums, Hyrum City Museum, Museum of the San Rafael, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Silver Reef Museum, and Park City Museum.
Professor Basso, for his role, has spent the last year training local community historians to tell the stories of labor in their community. He has also written an interpretive essay about the history of work in Utah alongside co-author and PhD student John Christensen, which has been printed and made available at each of the six locations hosting the exhibit. The essay is also available online in PDF format.
For more information on the exhibition, visit the Utah Humanities website: The Way We Worked Exhibition
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Utah Drawn: An Exhibit of Rare Maps, co-curated by History Department PhD graduate Travis Ross, has won the Autry Public History Prize from the Western History Association.
Eric Hinderaker, Chair and Professor of History, is being honored with the University of Utah’s prestigious designation of “Distinguished Professor.”
The University of Utah’s Department of History has been chosen to receive a Career Diversity Implementation Grant, as part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative.
Our colleague and friend Dr. Bradley Parker passed away Friday, January 5th, in Berkeley, California.
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.
Professor Eric Hinderaker was recently interviewed on WBUR Radio about his newest publication, Boston's Massacre, published through Harvard University Press.
Professor Noel Voltz was recently interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, along with other professors, about the specific challenges of being a person of color in academia.
Professor Bradley Parker recently published an article in the prestigious journal Advances in Archaeological Practice.
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.
The History Department is pleased to welcome Professor Noel Voltz to the faculty. Professor Voltz is a scholar of African American and African Diasporic History. She earned her PhD in History in 2014 from the Ohio State University and has been an Assistant Professor at Trinity Washington University in DC.
Marwan M. Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture, and Founding Director of the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, where he is also affiliated with the Middle East Center.