Photo of the "Brighton: A New Look At the Past" exhibit

History Students Partner with Brighton City Museum

March 3, 2020

Last semester students in CTT Prof. Hunt’s Interpretation of History in Museums: Exhibits and Education class partnered with the Brighton City Museum to create the exhibit, "Brighton: A New Look at the Past." The course is designed to introduce students to the rudiments of historical interpretation through exhibits and education...

photo of venue from CWAM conference

Kelly Jones, Kaylyn Mercuri, and Mary O'Neil Present at CWAM Conference 2018

Graduate students, Kelly Jones, Kaylyn Mercuri, and Mary O'Neil presented on the re-interpretation of The Fort Vasquez Museum at the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Conference (CWAM) in April 2018. Their presentation detailed the work they did inside and outside of the classroom. They provided detailed timelines and notes regarding their...

Mary giving presentation at conference

Saving Places Conference, Mary O'Neil

Mary O'Neil, master’s student, presented research on the efforts to preserve the cemetery at Loretto Heights College at the Saving Places Conference in February of 2018. Mary is originally from Pennsylvania, but with a father in the military she moved around frequently. Her family settled in Denver when Mary was...

dancers at the ball

Phi Alpha Theta Assists with Annual Victorian Ball

The National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta on CU Denver’s Campus joined with the westerners group to offer a night out like no other. The event transported students and friends to the past as a dance instructor taught them the moves of the Victorian Era. Immersive history in action!...

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...

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 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...