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Department of History PhD's Jessie Kindig and Shruti Patel
April 6, 2018
Using the PhD for great things.  Today, the potential and exciting pathways that can be opened with a PhD in history are often overlooked because it feels like society is more focused than ever on encouraging students to think about degrees outside of the humanities. In this climate, the Department of History is especially delighted to highlight the successes of our recent PhD recipients and current graduate students who are collectively engaged in exciting and innovative work and research... Read more
HLS 2018
February 8, 2018
“Where do you sit in supporting efforts to speak truth to power?” Professor Josh Reid brought the 2018 History Lecture Series to a close with a stirring question,  and closed out the event which saw respected and award winning faculty from the Department of History take to the stage over four weeks in Kane Hall. Now in its sixteenth year and sponsored by the Alumni Association, 2018’s theme was Speaking Truth to Power: Protest and Dissent in... Read more
Professor Reid
February 1, 2018
Last night Professor Joshua Reid brought the 2018 History Lecture Series, Speaking Truth To Power: Protest and Dissent in Modern History, to a close with a talk on Indigenous Activism in the Era of Standing Rock. Professor Reid spoke on the deep history of indigenous and native activism and asked a packed audience 'where do you sit in supporting indigenous efforts to speak truth to power?'  See the full video... Read more
Lecture Series 3
January 25, 2018
Last night award winning Professor of The Modern Middle East, Arbella Bet-Schlimon, took the stage in Kane Hall to discuss the history of Middle Eastern protest and dissent in the context of the Arab Spring.   She asked, how did this moment in 2011, which promised to herald a new era of democracy and liberty, end with the rise of authoritarian regimes such as Isis? And how might future movements be more successful?   See the talk... Read more
Lauri M
January 18, 2018
Last night 2018's History Lecture Series continued with a stirring talk from Professor Laurie Marhoefer on 'Popular Protest in Nazi Germany: Re-thinking the Power of Public Opinion in a Police State' - a topic which touched on some of the challenges faced by today’s activists in the face right wing extremism. See the video here! The series continues next week at 7:30pm in Kane Hall... Read more
HLS 2018
January 11, 2018
Last night the Department of History and the UW Alumni Association kicked off the 2018 History Lecture Series, Speaking Truth to Power: Protest and Dissent, to a packed audience in Kane Hall. First to speak was Professor Anand Yang who gave a rousing lecture on Ghandi and the influence of his non-violent ideals of protest - see the full video here. Next week Professor Laurie... Read more
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January 4, 2018
Jan. 10 Trace the development of Gandhi's legacy through history to the present. With UW Department of History's Anand Yang. Featured on UW Alumni Association 
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January 4, 2018
Jan. 10 Trace the development of Gandhi's legacy through history to the present. With UW Department of History's Anand Yang. Featured on UW Alumni Association 
HLS 2018
December 7, 2017
A Seattle Institution. Now in its sixteenth year, The History Lecture Series never fails to attract big crowds who are drawn to the interesting and thoughtful discussions on offer from distinguished department faculty. Over the years the series has tackled a diverse range of topics from local Seattle histories (2016), to historical revolutions (2017). 2018’s series, Speaking Truth to Power: Protest... Read more
History Notebook
November 8, 2017
We’ve all experienced it, that small silence after you tell someone you’re interested or are majoring in History. Promptly followed by “Oh, so what are you hoping to do with that then?” This can be both a frustrating and overwhelming question because there are so many things that you can do with a history degree! Where do you want to go? What career will you forge? And how on earth will you get there?  On Thursday, November 16, the Department of History invites all current and... Read more
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