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October 16, 2020
The national Alcohol and Drugs History Society has established an annual book prize in the name of longtime University of Washington history professor William Rorabaugh, who died this spring, calling him “a pioneer in the social history of alcohol.” Featured on UW News 
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October 12, 2020
Dr. Kate Brown, who earned a PhD from UW History in 2000, and currently Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won the Reginald Zelnik and Marshal Shulman book prizes for her book Manual for Survival: An Environmental History of the Chernobyl Disaster (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019). Both prizes were awarded by the Association for... Read more
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October 5, 2020
The Southeast Asia Center will spearhead a new initiative to explore the effects of authoritarianism in Southeast Asia and on Southeast Asian American communities in the United States. Featured on UW News 
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September 30, 2020
Dr. Hongxuan Lin, who defended his dissertation “Ummah Yet Proletariat: Islam and Marxism in the Netherlands East Indies and Indonesia, 1915–1959"  in Winter 2020, has won the Graduate School’s 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award (category: Humanities & Fine Arts). His committee consisted of Laurie Sears (Chair), Christoph Giebel, and Vince Rafael. Dr. Lin is currently an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore and will begin a postdoctoral term at London School of... Read more
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September 23, 2020
Dr. Dale Soden, who earned his PhD from the University of Washington in 1980 and is currently Professor of History at Whitworth University in Spokane, has been awarded the Robert Gray Medal--the highest honor bestowed by the Washington State Historical Society in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to Pacific Northwest history. Click for awardee profile on Washington State... Read more
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September 21, 2020
On the morning of March 6, 1944, 1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes, a 22-year-old Army pilot from Pittsburgh, flew his A-36A Apache ground attack/dive bomber in central Italy, looking for targets. The plane, which he called “Stelloola” after a nickname he had given his kid sister, Estelle, was hit by gunfire from below. It crashed on the grounds of a villa 25 miles northwest of Rome. German soldiers occupying the villa buried Mattes—with scraps of his flight jacket—just yards from the house. They... Read more
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September 7, 2020
History Professor emeritus Quintard Taylor explains the results of a UW study on racialized language in Seattle-area rental ads. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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September 1, 2020
Daudi Abe, author of an upcoming book on Northwest rap, tells us what makes the local scene so special.... Read more
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September 1, 2020
Daudi Abe, author of an upcoming book on Northwest rap, tells us what makes the local scene so special.... Read more
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August 11, 2020
David Bunis, former visiting professor, and Devin Naar, associate professor of history and Jewish studies, explain their scholarship on Ladino and the future of the language. Featured on The Daily 
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