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News and Events
Gordon Iseminger will be presenting at “Entertaining History” at 2:00 pm at the Myra Museum Jan. 18. He will be discussing “The Quartzite Border: Surveying and Marking the North Dakota-South Dakota Boundary, 1891-1892.”
Congrats to Tom Harlow, who won the Best Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2014 Northern Great Plains History Conference. It is entitled, "The Conversion from Fundamentalism to Christian Socialists: The 1920 Student Revolt within theYoung Women's Christian Association."
Kim Porter received the Larry Rowen Remele Award for her outstanding work with the NGPHC and her contributions to the "vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the conference."
Welcome to the Department of History
From the earliest days of the University of North Dakota, history faculty have played an important part in preparing students to be engaged citizens of their communities, the state, and the world. Today the department remains committed to teaching the past and developing in our students the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills necessary to contribute to an increasingly global world. Each faculty member is an active researcher in their respective fields, and bring fresh perspectives on different cultures and ideas into the classes they teach.
The department offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Arts programs, which are supported by a faculty whose research interests span periods of American, Ancient, European, and African history. Faculty approach their fields using different methods, with an emphasis on social, cultural, military, gender, and intellectual history. Faculty and student research draw upon textual analysis, the study of material culture, quantitative methods, and oral history to bring the past alive.
The department promotes undergraduate and graduate student engagement with the discipline through a regional archive with collections of national significance, the largest library between Minneapolis and Seattle, the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta, several annual lectures, and editorship of the Oral History Review
INTRODUCING A NEW TYPE OF COURSE FOR SPRING 2015: THE SEMINAR
Our new course, HIST 347, is designed for history majors to help you learn how to think like a historian. In a small discussion-oriented atmosphere, you will learn important reading, writing, and communication skills as you build upon the methods course (HIST 240) and prepare for the History major's capstone, which you will take during your senior year (HIST 440).
TWO COURSES ARE OFFERED:
HIST 347: Seminar: Diversity and Identity
What is women's role in society? How far can we tolerate diversity of religious opinion? How much power should workers yield? Utilizing the innovative Reacting to the Past curriculum, we will explore these and many other questions through immersion in intense role-playing games.
HIST 347: Seminar: A History of Human Rights
When was "human rights" invented? In this course we will examine how historians have answered this question and explore why human rights as a concept is contentious in parts of the world grappling with the legacy of European imperialism.