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History News and Events
Keep track of all events and news for the Department of History. We'll post announcements, student activities, speaker series, faculty accomplishments and other information.
The 52nd annual
Northern Great Plains History Conference met October 4 - 7, 2017, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Sessions were held on the UND campus and at the Grand Forks Ramada Inn. The conference program is available at http://arts-sciences.und.edu/history/ngphc/index.cfm.
Congratulations to Dr. David Terry (M.A. in History, University of North Dakota; Ph.D., Western Michigan University) on successfully defending his dissertation, "Practicing Piracy: Violence, Identity, and Cultural Interaction in the Later Medieval Mediterranean."
Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Prescott, Winner of the Daughters of Colonial Wars Outstanding American History Teacher Award at the North Dakota state level and 3rd place at the national level.
Dr. Bill Caraher and the History department announce the publication of Defending History: The Graduates' Manifesto. Student authors Peter Baganz, Yonca Çubuk, Nicholas Graves, Joseph Kalka, Matthew G. Marsh, Janet Wolf Strand, and Susanne Watt wrote, edited and compiled this FREE digital book, which grew out of a UND graduate Historiography seminar. The book contains a series of essays that explore the intersection of the budget cuts at the University of North Dakota, the character of higher education in the 21st century, and the role of humanities and history, in particular, in the past and future of American life.
Congratulations to editor Dr. Eric Burin and contributors Dr. William Caraher and Dr. Cynthia Prescott on the publication of Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College (The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, January 2017). Download your FREE copy today!
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Peterson (M.A. in History, University of North Dakota, 2009; Ph.D. in History, The Ohio State University, 2013) for being the first American historian to receive the prize for the best and most innovative contribution to Historisk Tidsskrift (the Norwegian Journal of History) for 2015. Her article, "Single Mothers and Midwives Respond to the Castberg Laws, 1916-1940," explores the Castbergian Child Laws of 1915 proposed and written by Johan Castberg, 1862-1926, and Katti Anker Møller, 1868-1945.
Congratulations to Dr. Albert I. Berger on the publication of his new book, Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb: Nuclear Weapons and the Transformation of Warfare (Routledge Press, Feb. 2016).
Congratulations to Dr. William Caraher (editor and contributor) and Dr. Nikki Berg Burin (contributor) on the publication of The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies of Western North Dakota (UND Digital Press, February 2016).
Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Culver Prescott on the publication of her article, "Representing the Ideal American Family: Avard Tennyson Fairbanks and the Transformation of the Western Pioneer Monument” in the Pacific Historical Review 85, no. 1 (February 2016): 110-42.
Congratulations to Robert Caulkins for being honored as the 2015 Gamma Sigma Alpha Outstanding Faculty Member.
Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Culver Prescott on the publication of “Pioneer Mothers for the New Millennium,” in Excavating Memory: Material Culture Approaches to Sites of Remembering and Forgetting, edited by Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby (University Press of Florida, February 2016).
Congratulations to doctoral student Daniel Sauerwein, whose chapter "The Native Way of War" was published in A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign , which was edited by Brad D. Lookingbill (Wiley-Blackwell, November 2015).
Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Campbell on the publication of her book, Political Belief in France, 1927-1945: Gender, Empire, and Fascism in the Croix de Feu and Parti Social Français (Louisiana State University Press, December 2015).