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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

Feb. 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

historic image of downtown street in early 1900s Reno, NV
Feb. 14, 2020

The marker, one of five to be installed in Nevada, will be unveiled March 5 in Las Vegas' Centennial Park.

1910s woman sitting in vintage car with large cardboard heart that reads: Your Ad Here
Feb. 5, 2020

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday's evolution from fiction about love's golden age.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
Dec. 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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