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Conlon's
November 20, 2018
The Department of History Graduate Program is a hub for innovative research, and this past year an unprecedented number of students were awarded fellowships and prizes to aid them in their work. Much of this robust scholarship is supported by departmental grants made possible through the gifts of generous donors. Frank F. Conlon, professor emeritus of history, and his wife Joan, professor emerita of music, recently announced that they have created a new fellowship for graduate students: the... Read more
Karyl Winn
November 20, 2018
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Karyl Winn who for more than forty years helped UW Libraries collect and preserve the historical records of our state and region. A great friend to the History Department, Winn was tireless in her pursuit of one-of-a kind manuscripts and archival materials so that historians now and in the future will be able to study the past. In her role as UW Libraries’ curator of manuscripts, Winn worked closely with History Department faculty, graduate... Read more
HLS 2019 Banner
November 20, 2018
The History Lecture Series is always a highlight of the academic year in the Department of History and we are pleased to announce that tickets for this year's series, Challenging Gender, are now on sale! Throughout the ages and around the globe, history has been shaped by those who dared to defy. The 2019 History Lecture Series shines a spotlight on those who challenged gender expectations and changed the... Read more
HLS 2019 Banner
November 9, 2018
The History Lecture Series is always a highlight of the academic year in the Department of History and we are pleased to announce the title for this year's series: Challenging Gender. Throughout the ages and around the globe, history has been shaped by those who dared to defy. The 2019 History Lecture Series shines a spotlight on those who challenged gender expectations and changed the cultural landscape. This years theme was inspired by the vitality and... Read more
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September 20, 2018
Margaret O'Mara explores the impact of a December 1968 computer presentation that came to be called “the mother of all demos” in an episode of a new podcast series.... Read more
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August 31, 2018
Take a look inside UW Libraries' Labor Archives of Washington — home to 3,000 cubic feet of materials — with labor archivist Conor Casey. Featured on UW News 
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
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