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2020 History Lecture Series poster
December 3, 2019
The winter History Lecture Series is a highlight of the academic year in the Department of History. We are pleased to announce that tickets for this year's series, Life, Death, and the Gods, will be for sale from the UW Alumni Association now.
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December 3, 2019
Professor Robin Stacey was interviewed by Robin Lindley for the History News Network on her new book, Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), which recently received the the Vernam Hull Memorial Prize from the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh Studies (Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd Prifysgol Cymru). Read more on the History News Network ⇒
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December 3, 2019
Professor Margaret O'Mara was interviewed by Robin Lindley for the History News Network on her new book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of AmericaRead more on the History News Network ⇒
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December 3, 2019
Professor Margaret O'Mara, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and author of the recent book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, wrote a piece on rising housing costs in California and Washington and their relationship with the tech boom. Read more on The New York Times ⇒
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November 28, 2019
James Gregory, history professor, discusses the impact of Seattle's WTO protests. Featured on New York Times 
Poster for the Horn of Africa Initiative
November 18, 2019
In 2018, when history doctoral student Jeffrey Haines decided to enroll in a class in the Ge'ez language—an ancient form of Ethiopic similar to Syriac—taught by one of his advisors, assistant professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) Hamza Zafer, he expected that he and a friend would be the only people interested.
Photo portrait of Bachman
November 18, 2019
Jessica Bachman: Inspiring 99% Invisible “Jessica!” a friend’s message began. “Huge shout-out to you on 99% Invisible!” Jessica Bachman responded with thanks, and then added, “I forgot to tell you about it, but actually I was the source for the story.” 
Children playing an Atari videogame in a 1970s advertisement
November 15, 2019
History courses aim to sharpen students’ critical thinking abilities, teach the differences between types of sources and how to analyze their contexts and meaning, and practice argumentative writing. Students can choose from more than thirty course offerings in history for winter quarter this year.
Portrait photo of Philip Deloria
November 15, 2019
Every quarter, to complement the world-class researchers on faculty, the Department of History brings in leading scholars from around the globe to enrich and invigorate our History community.
Ali Iğmen receiving an award
November 15, 2019
The History faculty prides itself on the excellence of its mentorship. Department alumni carry that ambition with them. Ali Iğmen (PhD, UW, 2004), professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, recently received an International Public Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs for his work as a mentor to international scholars. 

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