Black and white photo of Adelaide Bartlett

Holly Reynolds Featured on Popular Podcast

April 29, 2019

CU Denver History Department Alumni, Holly Reynolds ('15), was recently featured on the popular podcast The Criminal Broads. Reynolds' essay, “Science and Masculinity: The 1886 Pimlico Mystery Revisited,” informs the story of Adelaide Bartlett and the suspicious circumstances of her husband's murder in Victorian England. This created the perfect setting...

Student Shelby Carr receiving her Historic Preservation Certificate

History Department Award Ceremony 2019

April 22, 2019

Each year, the CU Denver History Department commemorates its harworking students. This year's ceremony was graciously hosted by Tyrba Architects, whose founder also sponsors the Tryba Prize. Faculty, students, alumni, and friends gathered to celebrate these accomplishments and awards. The awards and recipients are as follows: The Ward Prize Tom...

Wakashu, the 3rd Gender in Endo Period Japan

Nick Ota-Wang Presents on Wakashu, a 3rd Gender in Edo Period Japan, at Inaugural Queer History Conference

April 16, 2019

Nick Ota-Wang, MA student, was recently accepted to be part of a panel at the inaugural Queer History Conference in San Francisco from June 16-18, 2019 at San Francisco State University. The panel is entitled “Phase, Folly or Felony? Sex between Men and Youths in Australia, Japan, Ireland, and Italy.”...

Photo of the pumpkin painting table at the Phi Alpha Theta Halloween event

Phi Alpha Theta Gets Into the Spirit

April 9, 2019

CU Denver's chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society gave students a fun way to let off steam during midterm week of the Fall 2018 semester at the Halloween party. The Fall Semester, which does not have a scheduled break until Thanksgiving, can wear on our students...

Photo of guests looking at posters for the Saving Places Conference 2019

Saving Spaces Conference 2019, Shelby Carr '19

April 9, 2019

Shelby Carr, MA student, presented her research on the Crawford Hill Mansion at the Saving Places Conference in Denver this February. The Saving Spaces Conference held in Denver February 4th-7th focused on topics of historic preservation and community representation. A panel of CU Denver Graduates Students, under the mentorship of...

suffragette sign that reads "Colorado women are citizens"

Commemorating the Centennial of National Women's Suffrage

April 9, 2019

August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote in the United States. Colorado women advocated for their right to vote on state issues as early as 1877. Their efforts were not successful until 1893 when women were allowed to vote...

Photo of Dr. Chris Agee

Introducing the new Chair of the History Department, Dr. Chris Agee

April 9, 2019

It is with great excitement that I write to you—our alumni and friends—from the halls of the History Department. In January of this year, I took on the role of Department Chair. Previously, I served as History’s Undergraduate Advisor. My research and teaching focus on urban and modern US history,...

Photo of Dr. William Wagner

Dr. William Wagner Awarded Two Teaching Awards

April 9, 2019

Dr. William Wagner received two teaching awards this year from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University of Colorado Denver. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award was awarded to him on May 3, 2019. The CU Denver Excellence in Teaching Award for the Denver...

Photo of Greg Whitesides

Dr. Greg Whitesides' New Book and Blog

April 9, 2019

Dr. Greg Whitesides celebrated the release of his new book, Science and American Foreign Relations Since World War II (Cambridge University Press) in December of 2018. The sciences played a critical role in American foreign policy after World War II. From atomic energy and satellites to the green revolution, scientific...

Justin Vaughan in Giza

Graduate Student to PhD Student, Justin Vaughan '19

April 8, 2019

Justin Vaughan is an MA student studying Middle Eastern History who was recently accepted to the PhD Program at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School for International Studies. He expects to graduate from CU Denver in August of 2019 and proceed directly to the International Studies Program. Vaughan's MA...