Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Undergraduate Honors Recipients

May 18, 2021

The History Department is proud to honor the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates for completing their Senior Thesis projects and reaching the end of the BA program. Several students graduated with honors, displaying a great deal of ingenuity and professionalism during the challenges of COVID-19. The Department offers a...

Prof. Richard Smith, Senior Instructor, Retiring

May 18, 2021

At the end of the 2020-2021 year, the History Department will be bidding farewell to Senior Instructor Richard Smith. Richard specializes in the history of Tudor/Stuart-era England and has taught courses ranging from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe in his years in the Department. Richard will be missed for his...

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Prof. James Fell, Senior Instructor, Retiring

May 18, 2021

At the end of the Fall 2020 semester, Senior Instructor Jay Fell retired after thirty years with the University of Colorado Denver. Fell specializes in American West, Colorado, and Economic and Business History, and he taught a range of classes within those subjects during his time at CU Denver. Outside...

Spring 2021 Historical Studies Journal

May 18, 2021

Since 1983 the University of Colorado Denver Historical Studies Journal has celebrated the scholarship of History students. Each year students and faculty submit student papers for consideration, and the journal's senior and assistant student editors select a handful of outstanding papers for publication. The process allows students to gain essential...

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Prof. Brandon Mills Publishes New Book

May 18, 2021

This past October Dr. Brandon Mills celebrated the publication of his book The World Colonization Made: The Racial Geography of Early American Empire . Mills's first monograph presents a new perspective on the colonization movement in the United States. His work expands the standard view of colonization--the proposal to send...

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Prof. Cameron Blevins Publishes New Book

May 18, 2021

This Spring Dr. Cameron Blevins published his first book, Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West, Oxford University Press. The book explores how the American state expanded its domestic influence through the U.S. Postal Service. Blevins digitally mapped 166,140 post offices constructed between 1639 and...

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Xiaofei Gao, New Assistant Professor

May 18, 2021

The History Department welcomes Professor Xiaofei Gao to the faculty! Professor Gao is an historian of modern China with teaching specializations in global history and modern East Asian history. Her research interests, she explains, gravitate toward the "intersections between society, environment, and gender relations." Professor Gao is currently working on...

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Fall 2019 Undergraduate Honors Recipients

April 20, 2020

Every semester the History Department is proud to support its students in their academic pursuits and celebrate with them when they reach the end of the BA program. In the Fall 2019 several students graduated with honors and exemplified the traits of professional historians with their Senior Seminar papers. The...

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International College Beijing, Instructor Jason Hostutler, and COVID-19

April 13, 2020

For many students and faculty, schoolwork has changed in ways many could have never imagined. With the spread of COVID-19, the university made the decision to close campus and transition to remote learning on March 16, 2020. Through this all, both students and faculty have shown an amazing amount of...

History Students and the Historical Studies Journal

April 13, 2020

Each year the History Department is proud to support its students and their research through the Historical Studies Journal . Our faculty review assignment submissions each semester and choose outstanding papers based on the papers’ arguments and content. Th journal is published at the end of each term. The History...