News and Events

Undergraduate Research Skills Program fosters research opportunities

Our department aims to foster research opportunities for everyone, including Undergraduate History Majors. To this end, we developed the Undergraduate Research Skills Program in order to encourage and foster innovative research among our Undergraduate students.  

Dr. Nathan Wood presents 53rd Annual Callahan Lecture

On March 27, the Department of History hosted Nathan Wood to present “Backwardness and Rushing Forward: The Age of Speed in a Suburb of Europe” for the 53rd annual Callahan Lecture. Dr. Wood, professor of history at the University of Kansas, explored the trenchant irony of the history of transportation in Poland from 1885-1939: that the quintessential experience of the age of speed—and of modernity generally—just might be the sensation of feeling left behind. 

Dr. Arthurs selected as faculty fellow for his innovative course

In an effort to engage students with the past, Dr. Arthurs has been actively developing courses that take a thematic approach to history. He believes that courses should allow students to think about history in a broader sense.

Dr. Katherine Aaslestad recognized as a Benedum Distinguished Scholar

Dr. Katherine Aaslestad was recently named a 2016 Benedum Distinguished scholar, an honor which recognizes her high caliber of research and scholarly activity.