Award ceremony 2018

History Department Award Ceremony 2018

Each year, the History Department recognizes students for their outstanding research and work with an informal ceremony and gathering. The 2018 award ceremony was hosted by Dana Crawford in her LoDo Loft. Students, faculty, and friends joined together for this special event. The History Department is very grateful to the...

Dr. Kariann Yokota

Research on the U.S. encroachment into Asia, Dr. Kariann Yokota

Kariann Yokota, Department Chair and Associate Professor of History, was awarded a sabbatical leave for Fall 2018 to work on her second book entitled Pacific Overtures: Early American Encounters in the Transpacific World, 1776-1898 . This study traces the growth of the U.S. global dominance to its increasing encroachment into...

Dr. Tom Noel

Dr. Tom Noel Presented with 2018 Colorado Authors' League Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Noel, Professor of History and Associate Chair of the History Department, received the 2018 Colorado Authors' League Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities on Friday, May 4, 2018. Noel, known as Dr. Colorado, was honored for the 53 books he has authored or...

Marjorie Levine-Clark

New Research, Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark

Marjorie Levine-Clark, Professor and Associate Dean, is pursuing a new research project tentatively titled Unemployment, Health, and the Body in Britain: From the New Poor Law to Thatcher. Levine-Clark is interested in examining how unemployment effects people’s health; how the relationships between unemployment and health shape identities in terms of...

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Dr. Rebecca Hunt Appointed Western History Association Public History Committee Chair

Rebecca Hunt, Professor of History and Co-director of the Public History Program, attended the Western History association (WHA) Annual meeting in San Diego, California. Hunt attended a session by Patty Limerick, an advisor to her during the Ph. D program at CU Boulder. Through discussion about contested history after this...

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Conference of the German Studies Association, Dr. Gabriel Finkelstein

Gabriel Finkelstein, Professor of History, traveled to the Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Atlanta on 5-8 October 2017. Finkelstein was invited to join the panel “Between Asia and Germany: The Circulation of Science and Technology in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” for which he gave a...

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Journal of Urban History Contributions, Dr. Chris Agee

Chris Agee, Professor of History and Undergraduate Student Advisor, edited an eight-article special section for the Journal of Urban History titled “The Police in Urban America Since World War II.” Agee also contributed the article "Crisis and Redemption: The History of American Police Reform since World War II” to that...

Judith Martinez

University-wide Alumni Recognition Award, Judith Martinez '84

Judith Martinez received her Bachelor of Arts in 1984 from CU Denver having studied History and Ethnic Studies. Martinez went on to receive her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning in 2001 from CU Denver. Martinez said that she has always been drawn to the personal connections one makes through...

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Updated History Department Mission Statement

In the Spring of 2018, the CU Denver History Department agreed to a new unifying statement of purpose. Every action on behalf of the department seeks to support and affirm this charge. The reinvigorated mission statement is as follows: The History Department encourages engagement with the past by supporting students...

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Migrants in the Mediterranean - Pamela Kerpius '02

May 7, 2019

Pamela Kerpius graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in History from CU Denver in 2002.While studying at CU she focused on US Foreign Policy and presidential history. Kerpius went on to receive her MA in Cinema Studies from New York University in 2005 and has taught Film History at the...

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