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News and Events
Cynthia Prescott will appear on TLC’s
Who Do You Think You Are? on April 5. Dr. Prescott, an expert on gender in the American West, guided actor and director Tony Goldwyn on his search to learn about his maternal ancestry. Premiers April 5, 2015 at 10/9c on TLC.
On Thursday, April 9, from 12:30-1:30 in O’Kelly 228, Andrew Reinhard of the American Numismatic Society will lead a discussion about careers in publishing and other career paths outside academia. This installment of the UND History Workshop will be of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in History. As usual, free pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
From 4-6 p.m. on April 9 at the Gorecki Alumni Center, the Cyprus Research Fund will present a viewing of the documentary Atari: Game Over, accompanied by a round table discussion by the team of archaeologists who excavated the worst video game ever made. An interactive exhibit of Atari consoles and games will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m. courtesy of the Working Group in Digital and New Media.
Congratulations to our own Tom Harlow, who will receive a UND 2015 Summer Doctoral Fellowship to support his research and the writing of his dissertation, “Beyond the Holy Trinity: Intersections of Politics, Class, Race, Evangelicalism, and the Social Gospel in the Mission Formation of the YWCA, 1906-1945.”
The final History Workshop for this academic year will be “How to Teach the Big Ideas: Role Playing as a Pedagogical Tool” – Wednesday, April 22 at 12 p.m. in O’Kelly 228.
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
The History Department is a proud co-sponsor of the International Studies Speaker Series on Human Rights
You are invited to attend the International Studies Speaker Series, "Exploring International Human Rights on the Local and Global Stage: Activism, Experiences, and Limitations." In a series of events, we will discuss why human rights is one of the most celebrated and controversial ideas in our world today. Why do some people believe that human rights is the best way to bring about positive change in the world while others reject it as a new form of cultural imperialism?
February 4: "Exploring Transnational Human Rights Groups" by Paul Sum and Brian Urlacher (Department of Political Science and Public Administration)
March 4: In Recognition of International Women's Day (March 8), “Busting Out: The Role of U.S. Companies in Promoting Women's Rights in the Developing World," by Christyne Vachon (Law School)
April 1: Grand Forks as a Global Community: Being an Immigrant and New American in North Dakota
Roundtable discussion with Sabrina Balgamwalla (UND Law School), Darcie Asche (Grand Forks Refugee Resettlement, Lutheran Social Services), Cynthia Shabb (Director, Global Friends Coalition), Reggie Tarr (Case Worker, Grand Forks Refugee Resettlement)
April 29: Neoliberalism and Human Rights: Unresolvable Tensions? UND Student Projects
ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT THE BACKSTAGE PROJECT AT THE EMPIRE ARTS CENTER. RECEPTION BEGINS AT 6:30 AND SESSIONS BEGIN AT 7:00