Accomplishments: Department of History
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...
April 15, 2019
Carlos S. Dimas (History) has been awarded a Residential Fellowship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology While there, he will research his new project A Nation of Climates: Agriculture, Climatology, and Nation-Building in the Argentine Patagonia, 1865-1950. The project examines the development of meteorology and its role in the formation of the Argentine nation-state.
April 8, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented, "Strongmen in the Northern Borderlands: Reconsidering Landholding New Mexicans in the Mexican State and American Territorial Periods, 1836-63" at the 66th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies in Oaxaca, Mexico, last month.
April 3, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) published a book review of Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. The book is part of The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Alarid's review appears in the spring 2019 edition of the Western Historical Quarterly.
March 26, 2019
Michelle Tusan (History) won the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies' biannual article prize for "Genocide, Famine and Refugees on Film: Humanitarianism and the First World War," which was published in the academic journal Past and Present.