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

Angie Shenouda in a cactus garden
People |

Changing majors propelled Liberal Arts student Angie Shenouda into unexpected opportunities.

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Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
Campus News |

A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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People |

Ombuds David G. Schwartz provides a safe space for hearing your workplace concerns.

a UNLV football helmet placed on the turf with an Allegiant Stadium sign and empty bleachers visible in the background
Campus News |

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

History In The News

Yahoo!

Bridgerton is back, and Season 3 leading lady Nicola Coughlan is setting the record straight about her waist. The 37-year-old actress, who plays Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix series, has done a lot of talking about her body since Part 1 of the latest season premiered on May 16. In response to some allegations that her waist was Photoshopped onscreen, she told People that her appearance is actually a result of wearing a corset.

SFGate

At the French Open, Serena Williams wore a custom-made black catsuit. On Aug. 24, the president of the French Tennis Federation said the outfit “wouldn’t be back.” It “went too far,” he continued. It didn’t “respect the game and the place.” Among Williams’ defenders, the pushback was swift – the decision indicative of how female athletes face more scrutiny and are held to outdated dress standards.

MSN

Bridgerton is back, and Season 3 leading lady Nicola Coughlan is setting the record straight about her waist. The 37-year-old actress, who plays Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix series, has done a lot of talking about her body since Part 1 of the latest season premiered on May 16. In response to some allegations that her waist was Photoshopped onscreen, she told People that her appearance is actually a result of wearing a corset.

KSNV-TV: News 3

With 13 of the 14 early voting days accounted for, about 74% of all early votes are mail-in ballots in this year’s primary. This continues the trend from 2022’s early voting primary, where mail and EASE ballots accounted for 71.55% of early voting.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Some view the Las Vegas Strip as a contradiction to the bone-dry Mojave Desert it’s situated in. Tourists at The Venetian take rides in a makeshift canal system built to resemble Venice, marvel at one of the largest fountain shows in the world at the Bellagio and cool off in dozens of pools that evaporate gallons of fluids in the oppressive heat.

MSN

Residents of Las Vegas feel neglected as the city focuses on attracting newcomers and tourists for major events, leading to rising housing costs, lower wages, and a decline in their quality of life. Despite the significant revenue from events like the Super Bowl and Formula 1 Grand Prix, locals believe their needs are being overlooked in favor of catering to non-locals.

History Experts

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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.
Finding the intersection of the end of British colonial rule in African and how it affected wildlife conservation.
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.

Recent History Accomplishments

Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been elected to membership in the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to literary excellence in writing history and biography. Johnson is the first UNLV faculty member to be invited to join the society. On May 13, 2024, Johnson attended the society's annual dinner in New York City, where…
Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."
John Haberstroh (History) participated in an online panel discussion called "AI and Ancient Studies" hosted by the Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA). The panel discussed the intersections of "Artificial Intelligence" with research and pedagogy in Ancient Studies broadly defined.
Carlos Dimas (History) has been selected to join the editorial team of H-Environment Roundtable. The roundtables consist of 3 to 4 scholars reading and commenting on a selected new book in Environmental History, and highlighting its contribution to the field. Each year he will oversee the planning, coordination, and publication of 3 to 4…
Carlos Dimas (History) gave a talk at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán's Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Cultura Popular in Argentina on his book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán, Argentina, 1865-1908.
Teddy Uldricks (History) presented a research paper on "Did the Wehrmacht Use Rape as a Weapon of War on the Eastern Front" at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History in Arlington, Virginia.