Petroglyph engravings in the side of a rock formation in the desert.

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

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

History In The News

July 26, 2021

Experts share their thoughts on the engagement watch trend.

July 26, 2021

Another mascot change in a professional sport.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 26, 2021

"This hesitancy in the U.S. is pretty much as old as vaccines," said UNLV historian Michael Green.

Washington Post
July 15, 2021

Americans are returning to work and finding that sensibilities and dress codes have changed. With hybrid dressing, ‘all bets are off.'

Boulder City Review
July 15, 2021

Aside from the seven states served by the dam itself and its influence on the Southwest, Hoover Dam’s impact can be felt across the continental U.S. and as far away as Alaska.

July 12, 2021

After 16 months of sitting mostly empty, offices in the U.S. are preparing to re-open their doors to employees. But, while corporate spaces have always been ruled by dress codes, a pandemic year at home will throw those strictures out the window.

History Experts

An expert on the history and practice of juvenile justice. 
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.
Finding the intersection of the end of British colonial rule in African and how it affected wildlife conservation.
A historian and curator of 20th century American culture, specializing in clothing, political fashion, and the use of fashion in the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 
An expert in U.S. history, race and politics, and people of mixed heritage.
Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.

Recent History Accomplishments

July 22, 2021
Michelle Tusan (History) will give a public presentation at noon July 25 on the legacy of Lawrence of Arabia, sponsored by the National World War I Museum and Memorial. 
July 9, 2021
Michael Green, Andy Kirk, Willy Bauer, Michelle Turk (all History), Claytee White (Libraries), and Karen Harry (Anthropology) presented at the NEH Summer Institute, "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," which brought 25 K-12 teachers from around the country to Southern Nevada for a two-week program of content, pedagogy, and tours.
June 28, 2021
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) presented a paper at the biennial conference of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth. Her paper, "Delinquency and Duress in the Desert: Juvenile Detention Centers in mid-20th Century Las Vegas," explored the development of juvenile detention institutions in Southern Nevada and its relationship to the ...
June 23, 2021
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) will have art work featured in "Sizeable," a public art exhibition at Clark County's Rotunda Gallery at the Government Center. The exhibition is on public display through July 29. 
June 16, 2021
Paul W. Werth (History) has been invited for a month-long appointment in 2022 as visiting professor to the department of historical studies at the University of Turin in Italy, for participation in its Global History of Empires program.
June 11, 2021
Michelle Elizabeth Tusan (History) published "The Woman of No Importance" as part of the Lausanne Project, an international group of scholars engaged in rewriting the history of the end of World War I.