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Cover image of Professor George K.  Behlmer's book "Risky Shores: Savagery and Colonialism in the Western Pacific" published by Stanford University Press in 2018
September 24, 2020
Professor George Behlmer's recent monograph, Risky Shores: Savagery and Colonialism in the Western Pacific (Standford University Press, 2018), receives a featured review in the June 2020 issue of the American Historical Review . The book is co-winner of the 2019 Stansky Book Prize, sponsored by the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS).
a profile image of Professor Dale Soden
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.
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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.
Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners, by Lynn Thomas
September 21, 2020
In an article for The Conversation, Professor Lynn Thomas examines recent responses by skin lightener manufacturers to the Black Lives Matter movement, and puts those responses into historical context. "Has the Skin Lighteners Industry Learned from Black Lives Matter?" The Conversation (September 21, 2020)
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September 2, 2020
Associate professor of history Adam Warren explains how traditional burial practices in Peru have been disrupted by the pandemic. Featured on AP News 
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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.
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August 31, 2020
Josh Reid, associate professor of American Indian Studies and of history explains King County's decision to add tribal affiliations to its homelessness database. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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August 30, 2020
James Gregory, professor of history, explains debates over Black Lives Matter protest tactics in Seattle. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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August 30, 2020
John Findlay, history professor, is quoted in this article about the effects of WWII on Seattle and its citizens. Featured on The Seattle Times 
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August 21, 2020
Department of History Chair, Glennys Young, moderated a panel on August 20, 2020 titled, "Can It Happen Here?: Law and (Dis)Order, Executive Power, and Deploying Federal Officers." The panel included Laurie Marhoefer, Associate Professor of History, Margaret O'Mara, Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History, and Lisa Manheim, Charles I. Stone Associate Professor of Law.

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