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Publicity for HIST 3005 Title IX Class Project
Utah State Magazine highlights Title IX project by Dr. Proctor's HIST 3005 class.
New Book by Emeritus Professor Robert McPherson
Article detailing the writing process of Emeritus professor Robert McPherson's new book, Scouting for the Bluecoats.
Julia Gossard Named 2023 Norm Jones Faculty Fellow
Julia Gossard, associate professor in the Department of History at Utah State University and associate dean for research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been named the 2023 Norm Jones Faculty Fellow.
Congrats to our 2023 Norm Jones Fellows!
Dr. Julia Gossard and grad student Marie Skinner have been selected as the 2023 Norm Jones Fellows in Utah State University's History department.
Latin Lab Translates Text for International Conference
The Ancient Language Working Group or “Latin Lab”, part of the Ancient Languages and Cultures graduate program in History at Utah State University, just completed a yearslong project translating a unique, untranslated manuscript called “Heroica Eulogia” w...
CHaSS Student Research Spotlight: Porscha Doucette
Social Work student, Porscha Doucette hopes to diversify the social work curriculum.
Meet the New CHaSS Associate Dean for Research
Julia Gossard is the new associate dean for research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Our Department's Newest Addition
Mustafa Banister has just joined the USU History Department. To get to know him, we asked Dr. Banister what inspired him to become a professor of history, where his academic career has taken him so far, and what is on his historian bucket list.
Faculty-Student Research Looks at Improving Concurrent Enrollment
Chris Babits and graduate student Jace Jones set out to create a master course for HIST 1700 concurrent enrollment.
5 USU History Alumni Find Positions at the Church History Libraries in Salt Lake City
Five USU History Alumni have found positions with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History & Family History Libraries, and have graciously shared their advice and experiences for current and future History majors.
Transforming Violence Into Collaboration Event
Utah State University to host author and Associate Professor of International Cultural Studies at BYU-Hawaii Chad Ford.
USU history student Rachel Walker’s undergraduate research project examines the narrative surrounding corsets and their effects on women’s bodies.
History Emeritus Publishes New Book about the Navajo Culture and Monument Valley
Bob McPherson has published Stories from the Land: A Navajo Reader of Monument Valley, which provides a traditional Navajo view of this iconic landscape and its people.
Peace building certificate holds first event
The Global Peacebuilding Certificate sponsored its first public event on November 8, 2021, with a panel discussion entitled, “The Afghanistan Crisis: The Challenges of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding”.
Brith Sholem Exhibit Opens
History Graduate Fellow, Monique Davila, worked with with USU's Special Collections & Archives to create a digital exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congregation Brith Sholem and its synagogue's establishment in Ogden, Utah.
Women at War
This USU history grad student seeks to illuminate women’s contribution in past national conflicts. In recent years, the number of women enlisted in the United States military has increased dramatically.
Religious Studies Alumni Highlight: Delbert Young
Delbert Young is an alumni who works as a chaplain in the United States Army.
New Book About Navajo Women
A new book was recently published about Navajo women by former faculty Bob McPherson.
USU Professors Share a Brief History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth – also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day – honors, commemorates and celebrates the ending of the institution of chattel slavery in the United States of America.
Latin Lab: Bringing the Fun from the Past to the Present
In Spring 2018, Dr. Norm Jones wanted help with an untranslated manuscript from the Huntington library. At the same time, a group of advanced undergraduate students, myself included
2021 USU History Graduates
To our 2021 USU History Graduates: Congratulations from the History Department at Utah State University!
Revolutionary Memory Class Project Videos
Check out some of the Revolutionary Memory class projects from Kyle Bulthuis’s courses.
Day 5: Celebrating our 2021 Classics Students
Today we are celebrating students in our Classics program. Dr. Fran Titchener hosts the video recognizing awardees.
Day 4: Emeriti Excellence Scholarships 2021
This video has host Lawrence Culver recognizing the student winners of the various Emeriti Excellence Scholarships for 2021. Thanks to Jonah Bibo for video production.
Day 3: History Excellence Scholarships
Host Jamie Sanders recognizes the student winners of the History Excellence Scholarships for 2021. Stay tuned to the end for a brief shout-out to our hardworking departmental scholarship committee!
Day 2: 2021 Students of the Year
Recognizing our Student of the Year winners in History, Religious studies, Classics, and History Teaching.
2021 Award Winners Day 1: Writing Awards
Chris Babits and Patrick Mason present the four 2021 Writing Award Winners. Video credit to Jonah Bibo.
Celebrating Our Award Winners Dean McGuire and Colleen O'Neill
We are celebrating Dean McGuire and Colleen O’Neill for their awards in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
History Faculty Receive CHASS Giraffe Awards
USU Historians Chris Babits and Patrick Mason received the CHASS Giraffe Award: "an award recognizing faculty or staff who have tried something risky to better teaching, to further research, or to improve College organization or programs.
Religious Studies Student Anders Nilsson Presents at Religious Studies Symposium
Religious Students Student, Anders Nilsson presented at the Indiana University Undergraduate Religious Studies Association (URSA) Symposium on March 26th & 27th, representing Utah State University.
CHEER ON UNDERGRAD DANIEL PORTER!
On Friday, March 26, 2021, History major/Classics minor Daniel R. Porter along with 40 ROTC cadets will complete his URCO-funded research project and re-enact the famous Athenian charge
Special CHaSS Alumni Presentation: The Value of an Inclusive Education
On Thursday, February 25, CHaSS is pleased to host a conversation with three prominent alumni working for organizations that employ and serve diverse populations.
Faculty Bob McPherson publishes Traditional Navajo Teachings: A Trilogy
For those interested in Navajo beliefs, the orientation is more on how and why Navajos think about this world and their experiences in it rather than a detailed explanation of specific ceremonies.
Desert Solitaire-Student's Creative Video
Remote learning had its pleasures this fall. Dr. Lawrence Culver asked his class to do video book reviews and to tap into their creativity. This assignment by Maddie Alder is a great example of the excellent work in Dr. Culver’s class!
Brooke LeFevre becomes USU History Department's First Whitworth Scholar
The Faye and Terry Whitworth Aggie Family Scholarship Endowment is given to “help students grow in their love of history and understanding of the world.”
USU Historian Publishes Updated History of the First World War
Students in history now have a new way to learn about the history of the First World War after the publication of Dr. Susan R. Grayzel's second updated edition of The First World War: A Brief History With Documents.
USU Examines the Past and Future of Voting Rights in Fall 2020
Utah State University held a wonderful series of discussions marking the 100th anniversary of national women's suffrage
Seth Archer Honors Lecture--After The Vaccine
Seth Archer of the History Department presented a lecture called "After the Vaccine" for the Honor Program's lecture series on October 21st 2020. See the video here.
G. Kevin Jones Student Writing Award in Mormon History
The History Department at Utah State University is pleased to announce the G. Kevin Jones Student Writing Award in Mormon History.
Working Together and Networks of Female Spies, with Dr. Tammy Proctor
History Faculty Member presents research featured on USU's Office of Research Podcast, "Instead."
USU Football and HIST 2010
Our department is partnering with the USU Athletics program in this unique opportunity for Dr. Ross Peterson
Jeanie Sur Awarded 2019-20 Diversity Award
Congrats to Jeannie Sur, who is the recipient of USU’s award for Diversity (Staff) in 2020. She earned the award for her work with the College diversity committee
History Department holds "Virtual" Awards Banquet and Phi Alpha Theta Induction 2020
Each year, the History Department holds an Awards Ceremony to honor students' achievements and scholarships. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic closures, the ceremony was held virtually on April 16th 2020.
Undergraduate Hope Eggett to present her research on Capitol Hill
Hope Eggett was born in Logan, went to high school in Ogden, and has been a student at USU since 2015.
Aggie Advice: New Aggie Podcast Helps Parents and Families of USU Students
Isaiah Jones, history alum and USU's transition, parent and family coordinator provides advice for USU students and families in a new podcast series.
Voting Rights Symposium: An Interview with Alyssa Hughes and Tammy Proctor
Alyssa Hughes is the Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Voting Rights Symposium. A junior majoring in political science and minoring in history,
The Language Lab: Aut disce, aut discede, manet sors tertia: caede
When Classics Professor Mark Damen started developing a new master’s program in the history department, he reached out to more than thirty institutions
Putting Donors' Dollars to work: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards & Scholarships
As a department, we work hard to make college more affordable for our students, and we are thrilled to announce that last year we added two new scholarships and one new award to our growing list.
Students, professor make history as their class is filmed for C-SPAN series
C-SPAN filmed a class on the Civil War taught by Asst. Professor Angela Diaz for a history series to be aired in spring.
Student documentary airing on KUED examines the lasting impact of Spike 150
A half-hour documentary on the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike will be shown on KUED7.
Former students invited to chat with history mentor Norm Jones as he ends long career
Dr. Norm Jones, longtime USU History professor, will retire this semester. Two gatherings will be held to allow the many students he mentored over the years to reconnect with him. April 16 in Logan, April 26 in Salt lake City.
'They Shall Not Grow Old,' featuring restored WWI footage, plays in Logan
“They Shall Not Grow Old” will be shown at 7 p.m. for three nights, Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, at the Utah Theatre, 18 W. Center, Logan. Tickets are $4 at the door. Prof. Ross Peterson will lead discussions beforehand.
Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI
Records of artifacts and recorded remembrances to be included in a WWI archive
Children in history: From the mouth of babes
Those skeptical about children’s influence in the past need only read today’s headlines, says historian
History announces retirement of renowned scholar Philip Barlow
Philip Barlow, the History Department's Arrington Chair for Mormon Studies, set to retire in December.
Activism earns History professor Colleen O'Neill a Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Colleen O’Neill, associate professor of History, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Women and Gender at USU for her scholarship and Cache County-based activism.
Classics - a classic itself
For a language created centuries ago, Latin remains a dominant force in the modern world.
History grad student earns award in Arrington writing contest
History grad student, Kirtan Patel, earned second place in a writing contest held in conjunction with the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at Utah State University.
Seth Archer won the 2019 Social Science History Association’s President’s Book Award for Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawaiʻi.