Department of History News
The history department's curriculum embraces the panorama of the past while also helping students to fulfill their constitutions, humanities, multicultural, and international requirements.
Current History News
"The Sagebrush State" is an essential tome to appreciating the history, and vagaries, of governance in the state.
A new book details how colonial control impacted a continent’s relationship to its wildlife.
UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.
The Barrick Museum's Axis Mundo exhibit explores the intersectionality of LGBTQ and Latinx artists.
Susan Lee Johnson will serve as first endowed chair in Liberal Arts; position will elevate history program to leader in the study of the Intermountain West.
In the wake of the Oct. 1 shooting, UNLV academics found new avenues for study. In the process, they’re helping our community explore the issues and heal from the trauma.
History In The News
First, a little civics lesson, and we’ll keep it simple.
Las Vegas has been known, unfairly, for blowing up its past. We’ve lost some buildings we wish could have been preserved. But most of the more recent losses have been confined to the resort corridor. One of the hotels to topple was the Landmark. Tearing it down was quick. Building it was a story unto itself, as was its opening, fifty years ago this past July.
We’ll be marking a couple of centennials this year, but one of them is looking back at how Nevada reacted in 1919 to things that happened in 1917 and 1918. You heard that right.
Few things in life are certain. But here's one of them:
“Well, there's no question that President Trump is going to be our nominee in 2020,” says Nevada GOP spokesperson Keith Schipper.
The Me Too movement sent shock waves through all kinds of industries from politics to entertainment with high-profile cases bringing down well-known and extremely powerful men.
California has the toughest gun control laws in the country and only continues to tighten them. But its efforts are undermined by a more permissive approach in other states, including the three that border California.