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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.
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November 20, 2018
It’s been an exciting and busy start to the year for the Department of History Graduate Program. In September we welcomed six new students who have come to study a diverse array of fields, including modern China, black and indigenous history, and the modern Middle East. Professor Devin Naar also joined as the director of graduate studies. He takes over from Professor Purnima Dhavan, who has done so much to support students during her tenure.
Winter books
November 20, 2018
During the upcoming winter quarter, undergraduates have the opportunity to choose from more than 30 history classes, with topics ranging from the Vikings (HSTAM 370 A) to the history of drinking and prohibition in the United States (HSTAA 290 A.)
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.
Freedman Remak
November 20, 2018
Did you know that each year the Department of History awards over $175,000 in fellowships and paper prizes to undergraduates? Applications for 2019/20 are due by March 27, 2019. All history majors, regardless of citizenship status, are encouraged to apply. Most applications require an unofficial transcript, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation from faculty.
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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,
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November 13, 2018
Professor James Gregory, historian of the C20 US, recently shared his thoughts and expertise on the troubling history of Seattle's 'redlining' for a PBS short film.  Professor Gregory spoke of the destructive economic effects that these policies have historically caused and how decisions made in the twentieth century to this day impact the wealth and opportunities for people living in different neighborhoods. 
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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.
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November 7, 2018
Margaret O'Mara, a professor at the UW who studies U.S. electoral history weighs in on the gender breakdown in the recent elections.
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October 29, 2018
Opinion piece by UW Department of History Professor, Margaret O'Mara. Featured on New York Times 

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