December 13, 2013

Digital Research Projects by HIST 3959 Students

In Fall 2013, HIST 3959 - How to Do History was taught by Prof. Donna Gabaccia with a focus on digital history research projects. One additional feature of HIST 3959 this fall was that six graduate students earned graduate credit by working with the undergraduate groups as "project managers."

Here is a sample of innovative projects from class:

The Pacific Railroad Surveyors
Jewish Life in 1930s/40s Minneapolis
Why Public Education?
Rustication in the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Early Scandinavian Cartography
Korea, Forgotten War?
Political Leadership and Masculinity

April 23, 2013

CLA and History Scholarship and Paper Prize Recipients

Congratulations to these exceptional History undergrad students!

CLA Continuing Student Scholarships History undergraduate Elizabeth Bushard is among the winners for 2013-14 of the Selmer Birkelow Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts

History Department Scholarships and Paper Prizes

Talle Family Merit Scholarship for Excellence in History
Rebecca Whitmore

Moen Scholarship:
Kevin Kallmes

Donovan Scholarship:
Kevin Kallmes—"Silchester Field School--Summer Excavation Opportunity"
Samuel Neisen—"Citizen Schools and Public Achievement"
Rebecca Whitmore—"Senegalese Elementary Education in the Shadow of International Presence"

George Green Prize:
Sara Norlin—"Not All in the Same Boat: Gender and Class Inequalities in Popular Cultural Accounts of the RMS Titanic and the RMS Lusitania"

Class of 1889 Memorial Prize:
Renae Rodgers—"Transitions in Textbooks: National Identity in the Volksschule History Texts, 1939-1949"

Howard Reinmuth Prize:
Drew Horwood—"A consulting Imperialist: Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle, and the Ethos of Empire"

April 17, 2013

18 History Undergrads Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

For 2013, 18 students with History undergraduate majors have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Alpha Chapter of the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to all of these exceptional students!

  • Baker,Stuart Karl
  • Bjornson,Christian A
  • Bona,Brian C
  • Burnette,Myra J
  • Cooper,Philip M
  • Demianiuk,Michael E
  • Galili,Joni Ariel
  • Gleiter,Gustav W
  • Mier,Bradley R
  • Miller,James R
  • Miron,Rose K
  • Ney, Kristen
  • Oiri,Hiroe
  • Osborne,Andrew L
  • Porter,Daniel J
  • Smedberg,Simon D
  • Stanoch,Matthew T
  • Wallerstedt,Sophie E

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July 24, 2012

History's 2012-13 Fulbright Scholars

University of Minnesota announces 2012-13 Fulbright Scholars

The Department of History is proud to announce that 5 Bachelor level and 2 Graduate level Fulbright Scholarships have been awarded to History students. There were a total of 19 Fulbrights awarded for 2012-2013. Congratulations to all!

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