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<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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/SummerResearchSymposium-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Students showcase research<p>​Some 500 undergraduate students presented the results of their summer research and service projects at an August symposium at UD.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/PeruEmbassyExhibit2.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Connected by a thread<p>​A Washington, D.C., exhibition highlighting an indigenous culture of the Peruvian Amazon features the work of UD faculty, students and alumni.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/neh-chairman-visits-image1.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Champion of the humanities​William Adams, the nation's chief advocate for the humanities, visited the UD as part of his 50-state tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/neh-next-generation-grant-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />'Next Generation Ph.D.' ​UD has received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a major "Next Generation Ph.D." effort by the federal agency to broaden career preparation for doctoral students.<br>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/electric-paris-curator-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Illuminating the City of Light​Art history graduate student Margarita Karasoulas is the curator of “Electric Paris,” an exhibition focusing on the role artificial lighting played in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/foreman-neh-award-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Digital humanities<p>The Colored Conventions Project, hosted at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/armstrong-dunbar-named-professor-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Blue and Gold Professor<p>Erica Armstrong Dunbar, whose scholarship examines the lives of African American women in the early United States, has been named the Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/success-in-education-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Next-generation educators<p>Students from five Delaware high schools and their teachers came to UD for a daylong "Success Through Education" program designed to help the students prepare for college and to consider a teaching career.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/earl-lewis-visit-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Promoting arts, humanities<p>Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, spent a full day at UD on Nov. 3, sharing personal and professional stories, touring conservation laboratories and sitting in on a research seminar.</p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/green-light-conference-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Seeing the light<p>From art, architecture and history to physics and materials science, speakers at UD's "Green Light" symposium brought a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise to the subject of artificial illumination. </p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/bams-lecture-peterson-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />A powerful movement<p>​Scholar and public commentator James Braxton Peterson of Lehigh University spoke to a UD audience about his experiences with and insights into what he called the "powerful and emerging" Black Lives Matter movement.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/green-light-update-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Oct. 16: Lighting the future<p>Registration remains open for a daylong symposium on Friday, Oct. 16, at UD that will bring together industry leaders, artists, designers and scholars to explore the future of artificial lighting.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/new-money-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />On the money<p>Arwen Mohun, professor of history at UD, was among a select group of scholars invited to advise the U.S. Treasury secretary about which woman should be featured in a portrait on a redesigned $10 bill.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/lais-fall-series-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Race and ethnicity<p>The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program's 2015-16 film and lecture series, which opens Sept. 9 with the screening of the film <em>Contracorriente </em>(<em>Undertow</em>), will focus on race and ethnicity in the Americas.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/mandela-fellows-2015-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Meet the fellows<p>Twenty-five young African leaders are on the University of Delaware campus, attending the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship program, a six-week initiative combining academic training and community engagement.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/sypherd-prize-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Sypherd award<p>Colleen Terry, a recent doctoral graduate in art history, has received the 2015 Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize in the Humanities <span>for her dissertation about the impact of 18th century British artist William Hogarth.</span><br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/delphi-2015-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Engaging humanities<p>At the Delaware Public Humanities Institute this summer, graduate students learned, developed and practiced an assortment of techniques for engaging audiences, from elementary schools to retirement centers, in their research.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/cas-celebration-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />CAS celebration<p>The College of Arts and Sciences recognized the accomplishments of alumni, faculty and students at its annual spring Celebrating Achievement and Success event, held May 19 at the Roselle Center for the Arts.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/warner-taylor-2015-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Outstanding seniors<p>Seniors Elizabeth Quartarato and Mark Rucci have been selected to receive the Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. awards as the outstanding woman and man of the 2015 graduating class.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/political-kingmaker-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />'Maker of political kings'<p>New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, author of a new book about college admissions, often cites such successful UD alumni as Vice President Joe Biden and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/education-success-conference-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Future teachers<p>About 75 middle school and high school students from throughout Delaware attended a conference at UD, designed to encourage them to pursue a college degree and a teaching career.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/minardi-fraktur-exhibit-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />'A Colorful Folk'<p>Lisa Minardi, a UD alumna and current doctoral student in history, is curator of a new exhibition at Winterthur Museum on Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur, which are decorated documents.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/museum-intro-class-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Behind the scenes<p>A Winter Session class, the first of its kind at the University of Delaware for undergraduates, gave students a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of museums and historic sites.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/smithsonian-interns-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Smithsonian internships​Tw​o University of Delaware interns are spending Winter Session at the National Museum of American History under a new agreement reached between UD's College of Arts and Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution.
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/warsaw-partnership-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Partners in Poland​<span></span><span style="line-height:19.2px;">Longstanding collaborations, including faculty exchanges and study-abroad opportunities, between the University of Delaware and the University of Warsaw are expected to expand as the result of a visit by UD faculty and administrators to Poland.​</span>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/biden-reunion-reception-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Biden hosts reception​<span style="line-height:19.2px;">Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who earned his degree in history and political science in 1965, hosted a reception in his home at the Naval Observatory for his class's 50-year reunion committee and other UD alumni and friends.</span><span style="line-height:19.2px;">​</span>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/outstanding-seniors-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />Stellar seniors<p>Ryan Leonard and Brielle Gerry, both with double majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been selected to receive the Taylor and Warner awards, respectively, as the outstanding man and woman of the 2014 graduating class.<br></p>
<img alt="" src="/news/college/PublishingImages/leadership-series-steffensen-rollup-image.jpg" style="BORDER:px solid;" />'Fast Girl'<p>Ingrid Steffensen, who earned her doctorate in art history at UD in 1994 and went on to teach at several universities, spoke on campus as part of the President's Leadership Series about her experiences driving race cars.<br></p>

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