Petroglyph engravings in the side of a rock formation in the desert.

Department of History News

The Department of History offers a curriculum that embraces the panorama of the past while also helping students fulfill their constitutions, humanities, multicultural, and international requirements. Our programs and courses also aim to enrich student's abilities to research, critically analyze, and effectively communicate.

Current History News

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Campus News |

As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Allegiant Stadium
Business and Community |

UNLV history professor Michael Green on the continued evolution of pro sports in Las Vegas and its road to the Super Bowl.

The Las Vegas skyline (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

sandstone colored structure against a clear blue sky
Campus News |

Named for the late U.S. Senator, the center will enhance the study of Nevada public history and lands.

Spooky season at UNLV (Becca Schwartz\UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories focused on research, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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People |

The Oral History Research Center and its inaugural director, Claytee White, celebrate 20 years.

History In The News

CNN

From the 1930s to today, this series examines Vegas' evolution into an entertainment mecca, and its everlasting ability to reflect and refract American identity. Featuring interviews with entertainers, former showgirls, and other experts.

CNN

From the 1930s to today, this series examines Vegas' evolution into an entertainment mecca, and its everlasting ability to reflect and refract American identity. Featuring interviews with entertainers, former showgirls, and other experts.

CNN

From the 1930s to today, this series examines Vegas' evolution into an entertainment mecca, and its everlasting ability to reflect and refract American identity. Featuring interviews with entertainers, former showgirls, and other experts.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The best and worst of Las Vegas history will be on display for the world to see starting this weekend with the debut of two documentary series.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The best and worst of Las Vegas history will be on display for the world to see starting this weekend with the debut of two documentary series.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The best and worst of Las Vegas history will be on display for the world to see starting this weekend with the debut of two documentary series.

History Experts

Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.
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An expert on Native American history.
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.
An expert on Russia, religion, and U.S. and international history.
An expert in U.S. history, race and politics, and people of mixed heritage.

Recent History Accomplishments

Teddy Uldricks (History) presented a virtual lecture on "Soviet Foreign Policy during the World War II" to faculty and students at the University of Montreal (Canada) on 7 February 2024.
Michelle Tusan (History) published “Lausanne’s Legacy or How not to end a War” for the Council for Global Cooperation.
Jeff Schauer (History) published "Arming Zambia in the Dark Forest of International Politics: Kenneth Kaunda, Britain, and Arms Diplomacy, 1963-1971," in the first of two special issues of the Zambia Social Science Journal dedicated to assessing the life and legacy of the late-Kenneth Kaunda (1924-2021), president of Zambia between 1964…
Jeff Schauer (History) gave a paper at the conference of the American Historical Association in San Francisco. His paper, titled "A Lobby for Zambia: the Fortunes of the Zambian Brand and the Politics of Decolonization in Central Africa," explored the role of the Zambia Information Services in branding the country abroad, cultivating expertise…
Professor John Curry (History) was invited to present as part of a roundtable organized for the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in San Francisco, California, on Jan. 4 as part of his role as co-chair for Higher Education on the Advanced Placement World History Development Committee. The roundtable, titled "Recent Developments…
Professor John Curry (History) traveled to Reston, Virginia, for the annual Development Committee meeting tasked with producing the future versions of the Advanced Placement World History examinations for high school students throughout the global K-12 system. Acting as the Higher Education co-chair of the committee overseeing the process of…