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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

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

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

football players look up at fireworks display
Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

portrait of woman
People | November 25, 2019

Jean Munson of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada credits professor Joanne Goodwin, the institute's director emerita, as having been an important mentor.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

A historical photo shows the original Nevada Capitol
Business and Community | August 20, 2019

"The Sagebrush State" is an essential tome to appreciating the history, and vagaries, of governance in the state.

History In The News

Fox News
January 23, 2020

It’s been more than a century since the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean – but despite the decades that have passed since 1912, the memory and legacy of the “unsinkable ship” continue to mesmerize historians and enthusiasts.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 3, 2020

Let’s state the obvious: Winter is cold. Clothes keep us warm. Yet every year a stubborn subset of people across Minnesota venture outdoors in their summer finest. If pressed, they’ll say it’s not that cold.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 30, 2019

The world is preparing to celebrate a new decade, and as the times have changed, so has the technology.

Government Executive
December 26, 2019

Women put up with a lot at the office. At least grant us elastic waistbands.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 20, 2019

It’s getting much more difficult to make sure what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
December 16, 2019

If the 2020 presidential election is going to have a ‘Jim Murren moment’, as the gaming industry saw nearly four years ago, it won’t be from Jim Murren.

History Experts

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

Recent History Accomplishments

January 24, 2020
Carlos S. Dimas (History) recently presented his working paper "Science on the Pampas: The Development of the Argentine Meteorological Service and the Formation of the Nation-State" at the annual American Historical Association Conference in New York City. The research for this paper stems from his work as a Residential Fellow at Linda Hall...
January 22, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) is the author of the book, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill, which now is out in paperback.
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
January 7, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) published a piece, "Impeachment, Executive Power and Genocide" in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the impeachment crisis.  
December 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) made a presentation, "Generational Trauma and Round Valley’s History: Slavery and Boarding Schools," at the Decolonizing Your Approach to Justice for Child Abuse symposium, which was held on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. He discussed the history of slavery and...
November 21, 2019
William Bauer (History) and Fawn Douglas (Art) were featured speakers with Jack Malotte, an accomplished visual artist who focuses on Great Basin landscape, contemporary political issues faced by Native people, and environmental activism. Bauer proposed some historical/political context for Malotte's work. Douglas provided readings of some of...