News & Past Events

2021 logo for the Undergraduate Research Center's Summer Research Program
August 4, 2021

This summer, four History students conducted ten weeks of sponsored, original research as participants in the college's Summer Research Program. At the conclusion of the ten-week research program, students presented their research during an all-day virtual conference. Students are listed below along with their research topics and their History-faculty mentors.

Screenshot of History 295 Scalar project
January 28, 2021

The work of students enrolled in Dr. Leslie Butler's HIST 295: The Contested Ballot in American History (Fall 2020) culminated in a Scalar project titled, "Voting in 2020: A Historical Perspective on Elections." Dr.

Event flyer for 2020 History Department senior comps presentations
December 4, 2020

Please join the History Department and the Class of 2021 History majors for senior comps oral presentations.

Cover of Ethnohistory special issue
November 6, 2020
From Duke University Press (publisher):

“This special issue [of Ethnohistory] reconstructs the integrated roles of real and symbolic birds and their feathers in ancient and colonial Mesoamerican and trans-Atlantic societies.

Image of book cover for "These People Have Always Been a Republic" by Maurice Crandall
October 22, 2020

Forgoing the Franchise: When Voting Endangers Indigenous Sovereignty is the second lecture in a three-part speaker series on Race and Electorates: From Sovereignty to Suffrage in U.S. History.

Image of book cover
October 19, 2020

A Collective Biography of Women and Emancipation in the Americas

Award certificate
October 9, 2020

Hannah Huang ’21 is the recipient of the 2020 Junior Paper Prize for her HIST 300 essay titled, “Commitment to a Christian Nation and the Ideal Family: Writings on Christianity and Homosexuality in the 1970s American Politics.”

Image of the book cover
September 28, 2020

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement is the first lecture in a three-part speaker series on Race and Electorates: From Sovereignty to Suffrage in U.S. History.