• Old photos of a man on a carriage being drawn by two horses.
  • A student reading a textbook.
  • Dr. William Bauer giving a lecture to a class.
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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...

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Academic Programs

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What's Happening

Len Dessup shakes hands with Jon Huntsman, Sr. with Sen. Harry Reid watching on
Jun. 26, 2017

Jon Huntsman Sr. gift honors Sen. Harry Reid and will help position UNLV history department as leader in study of the Intermountain West.

Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center at the Historic Westside School
Jun. 14, 2017

Oral historian Claytee White has spent a career recording Las Vegans’ personal histories. Now she speaks about her own remarkable roots.

President Len Jessup speaks next to Hannah Kelley
Jun. 1, 2017

Three UNLV students win coveted nationally competitive grants to study, research, and teach abroad.

Doom Towns cover
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.

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