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July 15, 2019
Her sweeping new book about the history of Silicon Valley has University of Washington history professor Margaret O’Mara on a busy national book tour this summer. Featured on UW News
July 11, 2019
Margaret O'Mara appeared on MSNBC to discuss her new book, "The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America" and the role the government and entrepreneurs played in the transformation of Silicon Valley in light of tech executives testifying before congress for antitrust hearings. Dr. O'Mara's book is now available through Penguin Random House Publishers.
July 11, 2019
Faculty members in Social Sciences and Humanities are recognized for their recently published books. Featured on UW News
July 10, 2019
Margaret O’Mara, Professor of History at the UW discusses her book "The Code" about the history of Silicon Valley and its complex relationship with Washington DC.
July 9, 2019
NYT op-ed by UW Department of History Professor, Margaret O'mara. Featured on New York Times
May 30, 2019
This spring the Department of History was delighted to come together in celebration of some of our brightest members at the Annual History Awards Ceremony.
May 16, 2019
"There's a lot these companies should have reckoned with earlier," argues History professor Margaret O'Mara.
May 9, 2019
Big congratulations are due to Professor of Medieval Europe, Charity Urbanski, who was just announced as the co-winner of the 2019 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award.
May 7, 2019
Dr. Laurie Marhoefer gave a lecture at Oregon State University School of History, Philosophy, and Religion as a part of the George and Dorothy Carson History Lecture Series. Before the Nazis came to power, Germany was one of the global centers of trans activism and home to a thriving subculture of people with transgender identities. You could legally change your birth-assigned sex in some German cities even before 1900. The Nazis changed this.
April 29, 2019
Four years have flown by quickly. I have very much appreciated chairing the History Department and the unique vantage point that has afforded me to get to know my excellent colleagues—faculty and staff—and students a lot better. I have also enjoyed working with our many community supporters, particularly our History Advisory Board headed by Debbie Galuska and composed of other prominent local leaders. Our quarterly gatherings are always occasions to ce