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<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/CAS-HIST-Parker_Alison-Special_Collections-070119-006.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Perspectives on Racism - History Chair Alison Parker<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Saturday, Oct. 17,  2-3:30 p.m Saturday Symposium - perspectives on racism. Chair Alison Parker  “Black Women and Gendered Violence at the Turn of the 20th Century.”<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/hicks2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prof. Cheryl Hicks on the death of Brionna Taylor<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Prof. Cheryl Hicks' post: "Breonna Taylor, Police Brutality, and Black Women’s Historic Demands for Justice." <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/DSC00907.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dean Pelesko Welcomes New Professors<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Dean Pelesko welcomes new professors and shares historical perspectives from History Professor Emeritus John Munore in recent letter to UD College of Arts and Sciences<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/HistoryStickerTRAN.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Symposium on the History of Race and Racism at the University<p>​<span>The Speaks-Warnock Symposium on the History of Race and Racism at the University recording now available.</span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/justin%20richards%20club.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Constitution Panel 2020<p>​Please join the UD History Club for the 2nd annual Constitution Panel on #ConstitutionDay 2020 5-7pm via Zoom.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/ud-generic-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Faculty recognition<p>​The UD Board of Trustees has announced three new named professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as faculty promotions and tenure decisions effective Sept. 1.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/history-education-tour-image2.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Passion for the past<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>History education student Aaron Rubin is sharing his passion for the past by designing an interactive tour of the Delaware History Museum, where he is a summer intern.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/faculty.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2020 History Faculty Achievements<p>​Congratulations to our outstanding History faculty!</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/juneteenth.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD Celebrates Juneteenth <p>​<span>In recognition of Juneteenth, the University of Delaware will suspend classes and all other operations on Friday, June 19.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/history%20awards%202020%201.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2020 History Awards<p>​Congratulations to our 2020 History Award recipients. We applaud your achievements and wish you well.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/HistoryStickerTRAN.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Career Success Strategies<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>#UDHistory Zoom session: success tips and strategies for your summer and post-graduate plans. Wed., May 13, 2020,  5:00pm EST<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/duggan_virdi_norwood.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />UD History and the 2020 Pandemic<p>​"When history goes viral" explores the ways in which #UDHistory finds teachable moments in the coronavirus pandemic. The article highlights History professors Duggan, Virdi and Norwood.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/convo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2020 Commencement<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span><span>UD Commencement 2020 is postponed. Please make sure to visit the <a href="" target="_blank">Commencement website</a> for up-to-date information about commencement and our History convocation. </span></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/06Parker2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Alison Parker <p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>History professor and chair Alison Parker writes opinion piece published in the <span><em>New York Times Sunday Review</em> on February 9, 2020.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/humanities-research-center-grant-awards-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Support for scholarship<p>​The Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center has awarded grants to four intellectually ambitious projects as the center marks its 10-year anniversary.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/ourvote%20rotator.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />34th Annual Woman's History Month Film Series<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>This year’s Film Series focuses on women’s political power and what it takes to achieve it.  Each film is followed by a guest speaker</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>'s-History-Month-Film-Series.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/john%20crum.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In Memorium<p>Professor John Crum, University of Delaware alumnus and adjunct faculty member who taught UD history courses for more than 40 years, died Dec. 30, 2019. He was 78.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/cooper-owens.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Deirdre Cooper Owens<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Department of History is pleased to announce the 2020 Spring Warnock Lecture features Deirdre Cooper Owens on February 13 at 7:00pm in Gore Hall 116 <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/parker%20and%20book.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Our New History Chair<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>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.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/NobelSymposiumCoverage.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Illuminating the Nobels<p>​UD faculty members with expertise in the areas of study that won this year's Nobel Prizes explained the laureates' work at a public symposium on campus.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/blanche-stubbs-research-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Honoring Blanche Stubbs<p>​Research by undergraduate student Carol A. Scott has led the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame to honor Wilmington civil rights activist and suffragist Blanche Williams Stubbs. </p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/graduate-seminar-weather-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Inspired by weather<p>​An interdisciplinary graduate seminar explores the topic of weather from such diverse perspectives as literature, art history, meteorology, history and environmental justice.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/ConserveWorkshop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />History Graduate Students Preserve History<p>​History graduate students in Prof. Julie McGee's “Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive”  course help tell the story of marginalized people from our region while conserving forgotten photographs.<span></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/new-cas-appointments-rollup-image.png" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Leadership changes<p>​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.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/summer%20scholars.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2019 History Summer Scholars<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>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.</span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/History%20Constitution%20Panel%20Registration%20news.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Constitution Panel<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>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.<strong></strong></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/ud.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Seeking Assistant Professor of Latinx History<p>The Department of History is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latinx History <span>to begin August 16, 2020. Area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. is required by the start date.</span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/lampkin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />History Alumna Stephanie Lampkin Appointed New Director<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Delaware Historical Society appoints University of Delaware History alumna Stephanie Lampkin (Ph.D. History, 2016) as the next director of the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/dorothy%20munroe.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />In Memoriam: Dorothy Levis Munroe<p>​<span>Dorothy “Dot” Levis Munroe, University of Delaware alumna and wife of Delaware historian John Munroe died on June 12, 2019 after a brief illness. She was 96. </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/plastino-scholars-2019-rollup-image.JPG" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Plastino Scholars<p>​The 2019 Plastino Scholars spoke about their transformational experiences in the enrichment program, and welcomed a new group of scholars, at a celebration with donor David A. Plastino.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/mann%20and%20plastino.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Plastino Scholars<p>​<span>Two history majors<strong> Olivia Mann</strong> and <strong>Caleb Owens</strong> were named <strong>Plastino Scholars</strong> and honored at the annual Plastino Scholars dinner on May 2. </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/history%20honors%20group.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2019 History Honors Banquet<p>​The Department of History held the annaul History Honors banquet on May 8, 2019 in the Gallery of Perkins Student Center. Congratulations to our honorees!</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/us-china-relations-donilon-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />US-China relations<p>​Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser, and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons discussed U.S.-China trade and other policy issues during a program at UD focused on East Asia.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/ray-callahan.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Raymond Callahan Receives Faculty Award<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Raymond Callahan, professor emeritus of history and founding director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program at the University of Delaware receives the 2019 Annual Faculty Award from the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/rankin%20rotate.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Lecture and Colloquium<p>​<span>On May 9-10, UD will welcome Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin for a public lecture “A History of Computing Citizenship” and a colloquium “The Pipeline Fallacy: My Work as a Woman around STEM.” </span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/faculty.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />History Faculty News<p>​News from professors Boylan, Matthee, Rawat and Virdi<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/spring%202019%20history%20workshop%20ad.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Spring 2019 History Workshop<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The 43rd annual History Workshop runs Tuesday, Feb. 19th throuh May 7th at 12:30 in 203 Munroe Hall.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/douglass-day-2019-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />A lasting legacy<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Colored Conventions Project, founded and hosted at UD, organized a celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass to mark the 201st birthday of the famed activist, author and orator.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/museum-studies-swat-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Hands-on history<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Students from the Museum Studies Program, in an intensive effort known as a  SWAT Team, spent two weeks helping process items in a research library collection.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/laura%20and%20rachel.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Museum Studies Students in the News<p>​History graduate students in the Museum Studies program gain hands-on experience and marketable career skills over winter session.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/convo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tickets Required for 2019 Commencement Ceremony<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Tickets are required for Saturday, June 1, 2019 Commencement. Deadline for ticket reservations is March 29.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/darwin.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Darwin Day<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>The University of Delaware will mark International Darwin Day on Monday, Feb. 11, with talks by seven scientists and scholars. History Professor Owen White will present at 3:30 pm in ISE Lab Room 215.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/2019%20film%20series.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />33rd Annual Women’s History Month Film Series<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>33rd Annual Women’s History Month Film Series. Mondays, Feb. 18 through March 18, 7-10pm  in 004 Kirkbride Hall.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>'s-History-Month-Film-Series.aspx
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/simone.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Alumni News<p>​Simone Austin<span>'s (M.A. History, 2017) graduate research in a recent <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> article, "Etched in Memory."<br></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/MosesRotator2.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Warnock Lecture <p>​Dirk Moses - Thurs. Nov. 15, 2018, 5:30-7:00pm<br>"Inventing Genocide: The Contingent Origins of a Concept during World War II"<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/museum-studies-new-castle-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />History in the making<p>​<span>Projects planned and implemented by a UD museum studies class are providing some new exhibits to enhance the experience of visitors to the Amstel House mansion in New Castle, Delaware.</span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/new-graduate-age-81-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />'Never too late' for education<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Carol White took her first UD class in 2001 and persisted through a variety of challenges, graduating this May with a bachelor's degree in history at age 81 and with plans to continue her education.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/gill-cochran-lecture-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Inaugural Cochran Lecture<p>​Historian Tiffany Gill, UD's first Cochran Scholar, told an enthusiastic audience at her inaugural lecture that political activism can happen in such unlikely places as beauty shops and travel agencies.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/mellon-grant-colored-conventions-project-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Mellon Foundation grant<p>​<span>UD has received a $200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supporting the public-humanities <a href="">Colored Conventions Project</a> as it continues to expand its nationwide collaborations.</span></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/arts-culture-partnership-launch-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />A consequential performance<p>​A performance of "Women of Consequence," in which students tell the stories of historical figures, launched UD's Partnership for Arts and Culture.<br></p>

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