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. A graduate of UCLA (PhD, 1976), he is the author of eleven books, most recently a trilogy on space/time and has won numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association, an honorary doctorate degree from the University of the Ryukyus (Okinawa), and is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies.
The event will be held Thursday, September 15th, in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities building, room 109 at 4:00pm.
Free and open to the public!
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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.
Thursday, March 23rd is the opening day of the 2-day departmental Practicing History Conference. All panels will take place in CTIHB 351.
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.
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.
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.
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.