Accomplishments: Department of History

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…
June 14, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) had his article, "In Service and Observation of the State: The Argentine Meteorological Service and the Culture of Weather Observation in Argentina, 1872–1915," published in the journal Agricultural History. The article examines the early history of meteorology in Argentina through the development of the Argentine…
May 25, 2022
Andy Kirk (History) received the Preservation Commission Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the city of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. The award recognized Kirk in the Career Achievement Category for "decade's worth of service ensuring the preservation of the history of Las Vegas."
May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
May 15, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) gave a talk on his recently published book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán , Argentina, 1865-1908, at the University of California Riverside (UCR). The talk centered on the the notions of medical governance and uncertainty in the 1886-87 epidemic. Dimas spoke…
May 12, 2022
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) participated on a panel, "Cultures and Complexities: California’s Hidden Stories in History, Fiction, Poetry and Memoir" at the 8th Annual Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California, earlier this month. He discussed his recent book, We Are the Land: A Native History of California (University…
May 5, 2022
Susan Lee Johnson (History) was co-organizer, with Karl Jacoby of Columbia University, of a conference honoring William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the occasion of his retirement. Cronon was Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies. The conference, Common Places:…