June 2014 Archives

Emeritus Faculty News

In Memoriam: Stan Lehmberg, saying farewell to retiring faculty, and other news from our emeriti.

History wins 7 for 7 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Out of 174 DDFs awarded across the U this year, only 46 went to CLA graduate students, of which History (one of 28 eligible CLA departments) received 7! Meet our DDF winners.

View from the Chair

Coincidence or serendipity? Chair Ruth Mazo Karras encounters History students across the pond.

Three Months and 8000 Miles from Fall to Summer

Who gets sunburned on a volcano at the end of fall semester? Students in Evan Roberts' freshman seminar in New Zealand, that's who.

Baby Historians

Our members have been very (re)productive in the past few years, and we are delighted to welcome so many new additions to the department at the rank of baby historian.

American Indian Historical Pageantry: Katie Phillips

History is uncovered in 1920's cookbook.

He makes history as the first historian to hold that office.

History Day continues to engage thousands of students across Minnesota each year. Read about how our students make this happen.

Taxis to Postcolonialism: Elliot James

A study abroad trip to South Africa leads to a dissertation topic and a History PhD.

She'll help guide transformational funding for college-bound Native American students.

History and Careers Outside the Academy: R.J. Devick

How can a history degree lead to a career in finance? Read alumnus RJ Devick's story to find out.

As founding director of Institute for Advanced Study, she's changed the way we view collaboration across subjects and colleges.

Giancarlo Casale wins the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award

Students love him for his above-and-beyond approach to advising and teaching.

Undergraduate News

Our undergrads do amazing work both on campus and off. Read about their research on Minneapolis' politicians, prostitutes and historic Mill district, their adventures and scholarship in Eqypt and Ukraine, and even their winnings on Jeopardy!

Donovan Scholars - Research Updates

Three recent Hedley Donovan Scholarship recipients describe their research and travel adventures.

Allen Isaacman receives Distinguished Africanist Award

His scholarly work, particularly on Mozambique, has redefined how we know Africa.

Mellon Foundation Funds New Pre-modern Consortium

First-of-its-kind initiative aims to integrate research and teaching across periods, disciplines and institutions.

Faculty News and Awards

History faculty members continue to secure prestigious fellowships, produce new research, and win major awards for their scholarship and teaching. Here are a few recent highlights.

Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Long-running project exhibited on Capitol Hill, new Humanities Action Lab in the works.

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