Knowledge of the Human Past and Experience

Providing a historically informed perspective on the contemporary world and the challenges that it faces.

Paul Werth, Department Chair

The History Department provides students with a broad knowledge of the human past and experience...

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Academic Programs

History students in class
Graduate student outside of the History department
History students doing research

What's Happening

Nov. 16, 2016

UNLV professor Andy Kirk's "Doom Towns" takes a ground-level view of ground zero, and presents it in the form of graphic novel about Las Vegas' position in the atomic firmament.

Nov. 7, 2016

Five flapper myths to bust your notion of Roaring Twenties fashion as the UNLV Public History Project prepares to invade the Mob Museum.

Oct. 18, 2016

Professor Michael Green offers a history lesson in how to say the state's name.

Oct. 5, 2016

Historian Michael Green explores the moments that Nevadans have had the greatest influence on national elections.


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