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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Associate professor of history Dr. Bradley Parker has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue his archaeological work on Inca and Wari Imperialism in Ayacucho, Peru.
Safi S. M. Safiullah, a native of Bangladesh and Manager of the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade Branch, was recognized for his career in community engagement and lifelong support of libraries and education around the world.
The American Historical Society has announced its participants for the 2017-18 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute, including Department Chair and Professor Eric Hinderaker, Professor Matt Basso, Professor Greg Smoak, and Professor Paul Reeve.
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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.
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.
The Utah Council for the Social Studies recently honored Professor Paul Reeve with its University Teacher of the Year Award at its annual conference in Salt Lake City. The UCSS recognized Professor Reeve for his contributions to the teaching of Utah history in particular and his efforts to re-imagine and reinvigorate pedagogical approaches to that subject.
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Professor Beth Clement’s ongoing work on the AIDS epidemic has supported the production of a documentary on HIV in Utah, part of which just appeared in Still Here, an eight-minute short film hosted by VideoWest. Click on "Read more" for the link.
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Associate Professor Elizabeth Clement has not only won the 2016 Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in General Education, but over the last two years, Clement has been active in the creation and processing of the new Kristen Ries/Maggie Snyder HIV/AIDS Collection at the Marriott Library. Click "Read more" for the link.
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