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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

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

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People | August 4, 2022

This admin assistant has been running around campus since she was a kid. Now she's the 2022 President's Classified Employee of the Year.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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People | July 26, 2022

The history-making program manager helps shape college women leaders and advocates for human rights.

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

History In The News

USA Today
October 6, 2022

In the summer of 2011, Amy Raymer stood outside the Sahara Las Vegas, waiting for a chance to own a piece of history. It was an end of an era. The Sahara, one of the oldest properties on the Strip, was closing its doors. Raymer, a Las Vegas resident, was one of the hundreds to show up for its liquidation sale – despite the 100-plus-degree heat.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 6, 2022

The beginning came at the end. The grand porte cochère became one of the last major renovation projects at the new Sahara Las Vegas, the iconic Strip casino resort that reclaimed its original name three years ago. And although the gaming floor, hotel lobby, pool, main lounge and several restaurant spaces had been entirely refreshed, the striking new entrance reframed the entire property upon completion in July.

Seventeen
October 4, 2022

There's a lot of overlap, but one factor determines the difference.

Times Higher Education
September 23, 2022

Academic presses struggling to keep up with the demand for once-obscure books about war-torn nation

Las Vegas Sun
September 22, 2022

A ” We Need to Talk” panel discussion on critical race theory at UNLV’s Greenspun Hall Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

The Morning Call
September 18, 2022

It’s not an uncommon sight at Wind Creek Bethlehem — bus loads of tourists from the New York City area disembark for a day of gambling and dining at the casino in the city’s South Side.

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Recent History Accomplishments

July 28, 2022
Paul W. Werth (History), along with Kazakh colleagues Gulmira Sultangalieva and Ulzhan Tuleshova in Almaty (Kazakhstan), has published "Nomadic Nobles: Pastoralism and Privilege in the Empire's Kazakh Steppe" in the journal Slavic Review. The article explores the curious phenomenon of Kazakh nomads who acquired the status of nobles in the Russian…
July 27, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) had a chapter, "Health as a Right in Brazil and Argentina," published in the edited volume, Healthcare in Latin America: History, Society, and Culture published by the University of Florida Press
July 27, 2022
Jeff Schauer (History) participated in the annual meeting of the European Society for Environmental History in Bristol (UK). His paper, "The Contingent Origins of Militarized Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa," historicised the rise of militarized wildlife politics in the 20th century, connecting them to particular forms of colonial…
June 27, 2022
Kendra Gage (Interdisciplinary, Ethnic and Gender Studies), presented a paper titled "'The Black Strip': Black Las Vegas Nightlife in the 1950s and 1960s" at the annual conference of the Historians of the 20th Century United States in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Gage discussed how African Americans created community institutions in mid-20th century Las…
June 24, 2022
William Bauer (History, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, and American Indian Alliance), presented a paper, "Pit River Activism and California Economic Development, 1953-1980," at the annual conference of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He discussed how members of the Pit River Nation in…
June 22, 2022
John Curry (History) presented a working paper at the "Seeing Like a Sufi: Vision and Space in Sufism" workshop held at Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat in Munich, Germany. The paper addressed the topic of "Narratives of Miraculous Vision in the Eighteenth-Century Hagiographies of Unsi Hasan Efendi and Nasuhi Muhammad Efendi." The workshop brought…