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

Tonopah Cemetery
Arts and Culture | October 15, 2021

Historic preservation group calls for action to sustain survival of 11 Silver State treasures.

Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Research | September 23, 2021

UNLV historian Michelle Tusan's contribution to The Lausanne Project helps to build a better understanding of the First World War as a conflict that didn't really end until 1923.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

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

History In The News

Nevada State News
October 18, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t affected only health and the economy. Its tentacles have touched some of the Silver State’s most beloved cultural landmarks.

Retail Wire
October 18, 2021

A survey from Randstad US, the recruitment agency, found that one-third of employees would prefer an informal dress code to an extra $5,000 in salary.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 18, 2021

The Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas is among a list of 11 Nevada cultural landmarks considered "most endangered" by Preserve Nevada.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 18, 2021

The Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas once again made the list of Nevada historic sites in desperate need of preservation.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 18, 2021

The Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas is among a list of 11 Nevada cultural landmarks considered "most endangered" by Preserve Nevada.

University of California Press
October 12, 2021

UC Press is proud to publish award-winning authors and books across many disciplines. Below are some of our recent award winners from September 2021.

History Experts

An expert in U.S. history, race and politics, and people of mixed heritage.
An expert in U.S. women's history, political activism, oral history, and feminism.
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.
An expert on the history and practice of juvenile justice. 
An expert in American history.
Finding the intersection of the end of British colonial rule in African and how it affected wildlife conservation.

Recent History Accomplishments

September 28, 2021
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) has published a chapter, "The Dazed and Dangerous Delinquents of Sin City: Policing and Detaining Juvenile Delinquents in 20th Century Las Vegas," in the edited volume, History & Crime: A Transdisciplinary Approach (Emerald Publishing, 2021), edited by Thomas J Kehoe and Jeffrey E Pfeifer. 
September 22, 2021
William Bauer (History) was awarded the annual History Book Award from Heyday Press for his latest book, We Are The Land: A History of Native California. The award will be conferred at a virtual event on Oct. 28.  
September 20, 2021
Paul W. Werth's (History) book 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution has been featured on two recent podcasts: Historically Thinking and the New Books Network. 
August 25, 2021
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) was selected as recipient of the American Dissertation Fellowship 2021-2022 from the American Association of University Women. This fellowship will support the final writing year of her dissertation, "Saving the Bad Kids, Caging Los Chicos Malos: Juvenile Justice and Racialized Surveillance on the U.S.–Mexico Border,...
August 13, 2021
William Bauer (History) published an essay entitled "Reclaiming Alcatraz: The Legacies and Continuities of the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island, 1971-2021" in Fall issue of California History. The summer of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the end of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island. Bauer explores the legacies of...
August 10, 2021
Paul Werth (History) has published a review essay, "Russia's Borders in East and West," assessing recent scholarship on Russia/USSR's boundary with Korea, China, and Finland in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.