Accomplishments: Department of History
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 boarding school education as it affected children from the Round Valley Reservation as well as the concepts of sovereignty and colonialism.
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 Malotte's artworks and interviewed him from the stage. The event explored the motivations for Malotte's work and celebrated his imagination, which has...
November 19, 2019
John Curry (History) recently acted as a chair and discussant for a panel at the 2019 Middle East Studies Association conference, Modes and Methods of Manuscript Publication in the Early Modern Period: The Ottoman, Safavid and European Realms, reviewing the four paper submissions and drawing them together as part of an invited talk meant to conclude the panel.
October 23, 2019
In celebration of International Open Access Week, the University Libraries has announced five winners of the 2019 UNLV Open Access Awards. This year winners include: Brookings Mountain West in the category Non-Academic Departments With The Most Materials in the Institutional Repository William F. Harrah College of Hospitality in the category College With The Most Downloads From the Institutional Repository Michelle Tusan (History) in the category of Faculty Publication With Most Downloads for...
October 17, 2019
John Curry (History) has just published an invited chapter surveying a collection of scholarship published on recently scholarly debates in Ottoman social and religious history. "Some Reflections on the Fluidity of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in an Ottoman Sunni Context,” appears in the edited volume Beyond Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: New Perspectives on Ottoman Sunnism, edited by Vefa Erginbas (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019).
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
September 25, 2019
Jeff Schauer (History) delivered a public lecture at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. The lecture, titled "Operation Noah: Conservation, Development, and Colonialism on the Zambezi," explored the long-term consequences on regional, national, and global scales of constructing the Kariba Dam in southern Africa for wildlife populations and human settlement. While at Gonzaga, Schauer also discussed his recent book, Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa, with...
August 26, 2019
Joanne Goodwin (History) had a recent article, "Nevada's Campaigns for Woman Suffrage," published in the journal Western Legal History: The Journal of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. The article is included in a special issue on woman suffrage in the West. The western states were the first in the country to end gender discrimination with voting legislation. Nevada approved the provision in 1914. Next year is the centennial of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S....
June 17, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam, the Round Valley Reservation and the History of Indian Removal" at the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States annual conference at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He discussed how, in the late 1960s, American Indians on Northern California's Round Valley Reservation defeated an effort to build a dam and flood their reservation.
May 21, 2019
Michael Green (History) published the essay "Eastern and Western Empire: Thaddeus Stevens and the Greater Reconstruction," in The Worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens: Place, Personality, and Politics in the Civil War Era, edited by Michael J. Birkner, Randall M. Miller, and John W. Quist.
April 30, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented the paper "American Indian Freedom, Sovereignty and United States Capitalism," at the 40th annual American Indian Workshop in Poznan, Poland, earlier this month. He discussed how ideas regarding freedom and sovereignty supported the federal Indian policy of allotment and continue to be used to support policies that seek to privatize American Indian land and resources.
April 29, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) had his article "Beyond Banditry: The Significance of Everyday Larceny in New Mexican Social History, 1837-65" published in The Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, Issue 2, Summer 2019. This article focuses on larceny in New Mexico and argues that petty larceny is a long-overlooked crime that has the potential to provide insight into the everyday lives of people often absent from our historical narratives. Methodologically, the author has transcribed the New...