Accomplishments: Department of History
March 6, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) and Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History) published an article, “Collaboration, Women’s Work, and the Unfinished Story of a Sonoran Tale Collection,” in the Journal of American Folklore. This article considers a body of research materials from an unfinished dissertation project, specifically a collection of Sonoran folktales documented by UCLA graduate student Ronald B. Melton and his wife, Lily Villanueva Melton, in the 1970s. The...
January 29, 2019
Jeff Schauer (History) published Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa with Palgrave Macmillan. This book recounts the emergence of wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa against the backdrop of colonial conquest, the consolidation of colonial rule, the process of decolonization, and the period of national states. It puts five core themes at the heart of this fraught and contested narrative: changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and...
January 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in the 1960s," at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, in Chicago in January.
November 26, 2018
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented "Beyond Banditry: Everyday Larceny in Territorial New Mexico" at the Zimmerman Library on the campus of the University of New Mexico earlier this month. His invited talk was part of the fall 2018 People and Places series at the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections.
November 21, 2018
Joanne Goodwin (History) presented at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference in San Francisco Nov. 15. The paper discussed the new research on women's suffrage activists in Nevada and her work to create a website on the Nevada suffrage network. Doctoral student Christine Lamoureux provided research assistance for both the presentation and the map.
October 29, 2018
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented a paper, "Ricos, Politicos, Hombres de Bien, or Something Else?: Reconsidering Landholding New Mexicans in the Mexican State and American Territorial Periods, 1836-63 " at the annual meeting of the Western History Association in San Antonio.
October 23, 2018
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Critical Indigenous Biographies: Elmer Busch, Federal Obligations and the Making of Modern California" at the annual meeting of the Western History Association in San Antonio.
October 19, 2018
Marcia Gallo (History) was featured on NPR's "It's Been A Minute" with Sam Sanders in honor of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
September 24, 2018
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "California Indians and the Legacies of American Violence," at "The Law and Politics of Commemoration: The Legacy of Serranus Hastings," held at the UC Hastings College of Law earlier this month in San Francisco.
August 20, 2018
Mary D. Wammack (History) discusses nuclear weapons testing in Nevada in the latest episode of Back Story with the American History Guys. The episode, "In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud" will air on NPR stations that carry Back Story and at @BackStoryRadio.
July 26, 2018
William Bauer, Michael Green, Greg Hise, Andy Kirk, and Michelle Turk (all History); Karen Harry (Anthropology); and Su Kim Chung and Claytee White (both Libraries) recently spoke as part of "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty. Julian Kilker (Journalism) and Norma Flores (History) also were faculty members of the institute.
June 21, 2018
William Bauer (History) delivered a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in 1968" at 1968 in the Americas: Impact, Legacies and Memory, which was held at the University College London Institute of the Americas. The presentation examined how the Round Valley Indian tribal council defeated a state and federal effort to build a dam and flood their reservation. Bauer is a member of the American Indian Alliance.