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  • Constitution Panel
    The University of Delaware History Club presents a Constitution Panel on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 5 to 7:00pm in the Trabant University Theater. Free public event.
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  • College leadership update
    College of Arts and Sciences Dean John A. Pelesko has announced several leadership changes in the dean's office and in CAS departments, effective Sept. 1.
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  • Meet Our New History Chair
    We are thrilled to announce that Alison M. Parker is joining us as the new Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware. Professor Parker is a scholar of women and gender, race, and the law in United States history.
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  • 2019 History Summer Scholars
    Please join us on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the University of Delaware’s tenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium, which caps off and celebrates this year’s Summer Scholars and Summer Fellows programs.
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  • Sep
    19
    Sep. 19th, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Trabant Theatre
    Join us for a Conversation on the Past, Present & Future of the Constitution & Delaware featuring prominent faculty and policymakers in a riveting discussion on the policies of the past and the future. This event will hopefully ensure that students, faculty, staff, and community do not forget the lessons of history in solving the problems of today. The event is free and open to the public, but we ask you to use our registration form to register for the event so our panelists can prepare for your questions. 
  • Sep
    24
    Sep. 24th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 Munroe Hall
    Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan, Rutgers University. (Public) Historians and the Archive 
  • Sep
    24
    Sep. 24th, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    115 Purnell Hall
    The Frank & Yetta Chaiken Center for Jewish Studies presents: After Pittsburgh: Antisemitism in Our World Today Dr. Günther Jikeli, Indiana University: "Is There 'Muslim Antisemitism' in France and Germany?" Co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program 
  • Sep
    25
    Sep. 25th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    116 Gore Hall
    ​Please join us to celebrate the release of Dr. Tanisha C. Ford’s new book “Dressed in Dreams” Tanisha C. Ford, is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at University of Delaware. 
  • Oct
    1
    Oct. 1st, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    203 Munroe Hall
    Victoria Wolcott, University at Buffalo. Religio-Racial Identity and the Politics of Father Divine 
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  • Michael L Dickinson, PhD
    Assistant Professor, African American History

    ​My academic training at the University of Delaware was exceptional. I had the pleasure of obtaining my bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from this university. The talented faculty and invaluable resources provided by the University and its departments of History and Africana Studies equipped me with the intellectual tools to achieve my career goal of becoming a history professor at a research university.

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  • Holly M. Golder
    Supervisor of Social Studies

    ​My history education degree from the University of Delaware provided me with strong content background and the ability to create lessons to meet state and national standards. My connection to UD’s history education program did not end after graduation. The program’s continued help and support has been an integral part of my success in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Nalleli Guillen
    Historian and Project Manager, Revealing Long Island History Project

    ​My education at the University of Delaware paved my way to a career in public history. I was trained to scrutinize all matter of historical evidence from manuscripts and advertisements to photographs and objects. I also learned how to integrate my research into contemporary academic conversations in new ways.  Through opportunities like the Delaware Public Humanities Institute and hands-on work museum experience I developed a toolkit that has prepared me to share my love of history with diverse audiences.

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  • Nicholas Ustaski
    Law Clerk

    ​The UD History Department did an excellent job training me in research and writing skills so that I have been able to succeed and thrive in my post-graduate legal field and community.

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  • Andrew Bedell
    Social Studies Teacher, Cab Calloway School of the Arts

    ​My time in the the Social Studies Education program challenged my perception of instruction and gave me an open and friendly environment to discover the teacher I wanted to become. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim always had their doors open for help and encouragement. Their continued communication and support of me even today is a reflection of their passion for education and the achievement of their students. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of their tremendous program.

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  • Ai Hisano
    Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics

    ​Scholarly training, mentorship, and friendship at the University of Delaware opened the door to a new career path. An academic program with an emphasis on business history and the history of technology, weekly lunch-time workshops, and lectures at the university and other institutions such as the Hagley Museum and Library were invaluable opportunities for me to broaden my intellectual boundaries and look at my research project from multiple angles. In such a stimulating environment, generous support and encouragement from faculty and other graduate students helped me complete graduate study and prepare for the next step as a scholar. My forthcoming book "Visualizing Taste: Business, Color, and the Creation of American Food" will be published in 2019 or early 2020 by Harvard University Press.

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  • Jaimin Carter
    Director of K-12 Teacher Academy Program/ Social Studies Teacher

    ​The Social Studies Education Program's innovative approach to teaching instruction fostered my ability to create and teach high quality lesson plans. Everyone says that your first year is the hardest, but mine felt like a breeze, and I credit it to the rigor and high expectations set by the Social Studies Education program.

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  • Kendall Barger
    Social Studies Instructor

    ​Completing the social studies education program was the best decision I made in college for my career and my proudest accomplishment at UD. The experience was challenging, rigorous, and inspiring. Thanks to the professors and the program they designed, I entered my classroom prepared and excited to teach my students!

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  • Alan Meyer
    Associate Professor, History of Technology and Aviation History

    ​Delaware’s generous funding allowed me to concentrate on my coursework and early research until I reached a point where I could successfully compete for the national-level fellowships that helped me finish my dissertation. And the program’s small size fostered a camaraderie both in and outside the classroom that forged professional connections and lifelong friendships I continue to value two decades after I showed up for my first day of graduate school.

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  • Margaret (Maggie) Gammie
    Social Studies Teacher

    The History Education program at UD equipped me with a tool chest full of innovative teaching strategies and detailed content knowledge. I loved the way that Dr. Joyce and Dr. Kim modelled enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor for us in the History Ed program. I continue to use their example as the basis for my teaching practices as I enter my 5th year of teaching.

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