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News and Events
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."
The next History Workshop on "Conference Papers: From Proposal to Presentation" will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at noon in O'Kelly 228. Free pizza and drinks provided.
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