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  • A student reading a textbook.
  • Dr. William Bauer giving a lecture to a class.
  • A history class lecture in session.
  • A collection of old history books.

Knowledge of the Human Past and Experience

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

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

Academic Programs

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Graduate student outside of the entrance to the History department.
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What's Happening

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Jul. 17, 2018

How the Whole Earth Catalog’s optimistic message reinvented the environmental movement in 1968

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Jul. 12, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Jun. 4, 2018

UNLV history professor Michael Green on why the state became a magnet for federal projects.

Len Jessup, Harry Reid and Jon Huntsman Sr.
Nov. 15, 2017

Faculty hire, expected as early as Fall 2018, will further position UNLV history department as leader in the study of the Intermountain West.

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Experts

  • Associate Director, Public History program
  • Director of Instructional Development & Research; Associate Graduate Faculty, Department of History
  • Director, UNLV Public History Education Program