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08/30/2021

Dine Boarding School Student Expressions Friday, September 10th @Noon

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Intermountain Memories

08/30/2021

Saturday, September 11th @6:30pm A conversation with alumni, including Lorina Steah Antonio (Diné), from the Intermountain Indian School about their experiences, perspectives, and vision of education.

Returning Home Intermountain Event

Returning Home Intermountain Event

08/30/2021

Dine Boarding School Student Expressions Friday, September 10th @Noon

Intermountain Memories

Intermountain Memories

08/30/2021

Saturday, September 11th @6:30pm A conversation with alumni, including Lorina Steah Antonio (Diné), from the Intermountain Indian School about their experiences, perspectives, and vision of education.

Religious Studies Alumni Highlight: Delbert Young
New Book about Navajo Women

New Book about Navajo Women

06/25/2021

A new book was recently published about Navajo women by former faculty Bob McPherson. It's based on oral history interviews conducted thirty years ago with elders born in the 1920s who shared about their traditional practices as women in Monument Valley 1...

USU Professors Share a Brief History of Juneteenth
Latin Lab: Bringing the Fun from the Past to the Present
To our 2021 USU History Graduates: Congratulations from the History Department!
Revolutionary Memory Class Project Videos
Day 5: Celebrating our 2021 Classics Students

Day 5: Celebrating our 2021 Classics Students

04/30/2021

Today we are celebrating students in our Classics program. Dr. Fran Titchener hosts the video recognizing awardees.

Day 4: Emeriti Excellence Scholarships 2021
Day 3: History Excellence Scholarships

Day 3: History Excellence Scholarships

04/28/2021

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

Day 2: 2021 Students of the Year

04/27/2021

Recognizing our Student of the Year winners in History, Religious studies, Classics, and Hisotry Teaching.

2021 Award Winners Day 1: Writing Awards

2021 Award Winners Day 1: Writing Awards

04/26/2021

Chris Babits & Patrick Mason present the four 2021 Writing Award Winners. Video credit to Jonah Bibo.

Celebrating Our Award Winners Dean McGuire & Colleen O'Neill
Fall 2021 History Course Preview!

Fall 2021 History Course Preview!

04/19/2021

Check out our upcoming Fall courses..

History Faculty Receive CHASS Giraffe Awards
NEW! Global Peacebuilding Certificate
Bringing War Home Project-Dr. Susan Grayzel
Religious Studies Student Anders Nilsson Presents at Religious Studies Symposium
CHEER ON UNDERGRAD DANIEL PORTER!
USU Virtual Roundtable: A State of Crisis: Gender and Racial Impacts of Covid-19
Angela Diaz: Galveston and the Fight for the Texas Borderlands
Special CHaSS Alumni Presentation: The Value of an Inclusive Education
Faculty Bob McPherson publishes Traditional Navajo Teachings: A Trilogy

Faculty Bob McPherson publishes Traditional Navajo Teachings: A Trilogy

02/17/2021

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

Desert Solitaire-Student's Creative Video

01/25/2021

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
USU Historian Publishes Updated History of the First World War
USU Examines the Past and Future of Voting Rights in Fall 2020
Seth Archer Honors Lecture--After The Vaccine
G. Kevin Jones Student Writing Award in Mormon History
New Spring Courses 2021

New Spring Courses 2021

11/04/2020

Spring History Courses Preview 2021

Working Together & Networks of Female Spies, with Dr. Tammy Proctor

Working Together & Networks of Female Spies, with Dr. Tammy Proctor

09/02/2020

History Faculty Member presents research featured on USU's Office of Research Podcast "Instead"

USU Football and HIST 2010
Jeanie Sur Awarded 2019-20 Diversity Award
History Department holds "Virtual" Awards Banquet & Phi Alpha Theta Induction 2020
A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

04/15/2020

Grad student links modern medicine and obscure 17th century autopsy

A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

04/15/2020

New Arrington Chair is a scholar of American religious history first.

Undergraduate Hope Eggett to present her research on Capitol Hill
Aggie Advice: New Aggie Podcast Helps Parents and Families of USU Students

Aggie Advice: New Aggie Podcast Helps Parents and Families of USU Students

01/23/2020

Isaiah Jones, history alum and USU's transition, parent and family coordinator provides advice for USU students and families in a new podcast series.

Faculty News

Faculty News

11/27/2019
Voting Rights Symposium: An Interview with Alyssa Hughes and Tammy Proctor
The Language Lab: Aut disce, aut discede, manet sors tertia: caede
"Europe at War" Study Abroad Trip
Putting Donors' Dollars to work: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards & Scholarships
The Religious Studies Program Welcomes Patrick Q. Mason
Students, Professor Make History as their Class is Filmed for C-SPAN Series
History Department Welcomes New Faculty
From Internship to Career: Landon Wilkey and Raelyn Embleton
Anna Hubbard Gets a Jump-start on Her Career
In Memoriam: Blythe Ahlstrom (1933 - 2019)
Graduate Student Research: Sustainability in the Aniene Valley
Daniel Bertrand Interviewed on NPR

Daniel Bertrand Interviewed on NPR

09/30/2019

Daniel Bertrand, class of 2018, appears on KUNC to discuss his medieval trebuchet.

An Interview with Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer

An Interview with Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer

09/25/2019

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde and Seth Archer discuss the founding of their Tanner Talk, “Race, Ethnicity, and Health: Historical and Contemporary Disparities.”

Graduate Student Research: Autopsy Reports and Ovarian Tumors
25th Annual Arrington Lecture Explores Railroad's Impact on Utah

25th Annual Arrington Lecture Explores Railroad's Impact on Utah

09/11/2019

Richard White, Stanford University historian and lecturer, will talk about the transcontinental railroad’s impact on Utah’s environment, culture and political atmosphere Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Logan Tabernacle as part of Utah State Universi...

From the Army to the Classroom: An Interview with Al Roberts
Remembering Main Street

Remembering Main Street

06/14/2019

Recent USU history alumna Bria Corry presented a poster, "Remembering Main Street: An Online Photo-Mapping Exhibit," at the 2019 Conference of Intermountain Archivists/Society of Southwest Archivists joint meeting in Tucson on May 17. Congratulations, Bri...

USU Historian Interviewed on Access Utah

USU Historian Interviewed on Access Utah

05/30/2019

Dr. Norm Jones discusses his new book, Being Elizabethan.

Former students invited to chat with history mentor Norm Jones as he ends long career

Former students invited to chat with history mentor Norm Jones as he ends long career

04/11/2019

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.

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

03/29/2019

College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award

Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

02/11/2019

A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County. “Tunnels, Trestles, Track,” now open through A...

2019 CHaSS Awards Announced

2019 CHaSS Awards Announced

01/23/2019

Faculty member Tammy Proctor and undergraduate Frankie Urrutia-Smith receive 2019 CHaSS Awards.

Leading Mormon Studies scholar Patrick Mason named as USU’s Arrington Chair

Leading Mormon Studies scholar Patrick Mason named as USU’s Arrington Chair

12/07/2018

Patrick Q. Mason, a history professor who holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, has been named the new Leonard J. Arrington Chair for Mormon History and Culture.

Barre Toelken, renowned folklorist and beloved professor, dies at age 83
Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI

Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI

11/08/2018

Records of artifacts and recorded remembrances to be included in a WWI archive

Demonstration will recall era when the trebuchet ruled medieval battles

Demonstration will recall era when the trebuchet ruled medieval battles

10/17/2018

See how the Middle Ages' heavy artillery actually worked on Oct. 20

Religious Studies names three finalists for Arrington Chair in Mormon history

Religious Studies names three finalists for Arrington Chair in Mormon history

10/04/2018

Candidates to visit campus in search for professorial chair in history

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

08/23/2018

Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success

Alumni Spotlight: Carl Aldrich

Alumni Spotlight: Carl Aldrich

06/06/2018

Carl Aldrich graduated from USU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Sociology.

Bennion Teachers'  Workshop to explore beginnings of our democracy

Bennion Teachers' Workshop to explore beginnings of our democracy

06/01/2018

Who started the fire? Early revolutions topic of June 4-8 event sponsored by Mountain West Center.

Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzi Lee

Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzi Lee

05/23/2018

Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, who writes under the pseudonym Mackenzi Lee, graduated from USU in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in history. She is an author of The Monstrous Thing, which won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Aw...

Phil Barlow announces retirement

Phil Barlow announces retirement

05/07/2018

Faculty member Philip L. Barlow, the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, has announced he will retire in December.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julia Gossard

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julia Gossard

04/26/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Julia M. Gossard on the publication of her article "Food in the West: Using TimelineJS in the Classroom," which was featured on the American Historical Association's blog.

Alumni Spotlight: Jared Farmer

Alumni Spotlight: Jared Farmer

04/25/2018

Congratulations to Jared Farmer, class of '96, on being selected for a Berlin Prize from the American Academy of Berlin.

Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Andrus

Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Andrus

04/25/2018

After finishing her undergraduate degree in history at USU, Maryanne Andrus enrolled in a graduate program in American Studies with a dual emphasis in American folklore and museum studies. When she told her parents she was pursuing a degree that would ena...

Dr. Norm Jones named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Norm Jones named Teacher of the Year

03/29/2018

Summarizing Dr. Norm Jones’ accomplishments is a difficult task. Since joining USU in 1978, he has taught large surveys, small upper-division courses, graduate seminars, and independent studies.

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Cavazos

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Cavazos

03/26/2018

Nina Cavazos, a 2016 graduate, is now the manager of Stakeholder Engagement at the National Women's History Museum, a non-profit working to build a women's history museum on or near the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Hansen

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Hansen

03/22/2018

After graduating in 2013, Brad Hansen and his wife Janelle (USU English major ’09) went looking for their next adventure.

Colby Townsend Publication News

Colby Townsend Publication News

03/15/2018

Colby Townsend is a first-year MA student in the Department of History, studying the ways religious individuals have composed texts that become standards, classics, or scripture for their communities.

Arie French Presents at Phi Alpha Theta

Arie French Presents at Phi Alpha Theta

01/15/2018

Dr. Julia Gossard and undergraduate Arie French teamed up for the CHaSS summer research mentorship to study women brought to North America under the auspices of the French crown.

Abby Ellsworth and her artistic perspective on history

Abby Ellsworth and her artistic perspective on history

01/01/2018

Dr. Angela Diaz was leaving her lecture hall last semester when she first saw Abby’s history notes. These weren’t your typical notes scribbled hastily in pen or pencil. They were something closer to art.

Student Spotlight: Kirtan Patel

Student Spotlight: Kirtan Patel

11/15/2017

Kirtan Patel is a graduate student in history and the 2016-2018 Charles Redd Fellow in Religious Studies. Hailing from London, England, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford, Kirtan came to USU to study religious history wi...

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Hall

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Hall

11/01/2017

Utah State University presents Justin Hall, Alumnus of USU’s history and philosophy departments. Hailing from Alaska, Justin first came to Utah State to study psychology, but quickly turned to philosophy, classics and then history.

Student Spotlight: Jacie Rex

Student Spotlight: Jacie Rex

04/01/2017

Hailing from Evanston, Wyoming, Jacie originally started at USU as a soil science major, until she took a modern European history class.

Student Spotlight: Senia Foster

Student Spotlight: Senia Foster

03/01/2017

Senia Foster is a graduate student specializing in medieval Irish history. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at USU, Senia decided to stay for the master’s program.

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Wheeler

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Wheeler

02/01/2017

Utah State University introduces history alumna and history instructor, Emily Wheeler. Graduating with her first master’s degree in history in 2005, she obtained a second master’s in landscape architecture in 2008.

Student Spotlight: Cody Patton

Student Spotlight: Cody Patton

01/01/2017

President of the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, Cody is in his junior year at Utah State, getting a degree in history with a minor in economics.

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