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December 14, 2017
Ask a historian why history matters and I'm sure many would tell you that one of the most important things they do is unearth and preserve the voices of individuals, groups, and community’s that may have otherwise been marginalized or lost.
December 7, 2017
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November 20, 2017
For Early Fall Start 2017, I ventured to New Zealand with 15 students and 2 UW faculty to study the Māori, their sovereignty and environments, and how these are represented. After having time to reflect, I know how this trip has changed my mentality, values, and overall identity.
November 13, 2017
Being a transfer student can be hard. Not only are you entering a new environment, with a whole new set of rules and systems, you’re also arriving after the hustle and bustle of freshman orientation where others have already established friendship groups and tackled the newness together. It can seem like everyone knows their way around and has found their little niche, except for you.
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?
November 3, 2017
Robert Butow who taught in the UW Jackson School and Department of History for three decades (1960-1990) died at the age of 93 on October 17, 2017. He was a preeminent historian of US-Japan relations, focusing much of his work on the diplomatic efforts to avoid war in 1941 and to end the war in 1945. His first book, Japan’s Decision to Surrender
October 16, 2017
"How do you historicize gravity?" This is just one of the exciting questions that undergraduates will get to tackle in Professor Bruce Hevly’s upcoming course HSTCMP 313: Science in Civilization: Physics and Astrophysics Since 1850.
October 16, 2017
Google will invest $1 billion over the next five years in organizations helping people adjust to the changing nature of work. Margaret O'Mara, a history professor at the UW, is quoted. Featured on USA Today
October 10, 2017
Following the success of last year’s discussion series of the same name and in the continued context of heightened race relations in 2017 America, The Department of History Diversity Committee will once again host a roundtable discussion around the theme of “Why Race Matters.”
October 2, 2017
In January 2017, Turkiya Lowe (PhD, 2010) was named the National Park Service’s new Chief Historian and Deputy Federal Preservation Officer. Lowe is the first woman and first African American to hold the position. She has close to two decades of experience working in the NPS, and most recently served as Southeast Region chief historian and chief for the Southeast Region’s Cultural Resources Research and Science Branch. In 2016, she also held the position of Acting Superintendent of Cane River... Read more