History

News and Events

In November, Dr. Jeff Wells appeared on local news station NTV to promote Digital History at UNK.

In November, the History Department, along with Sociology, English, and Communications, hosted a presentation by Tim Slessor, a retired BBC documentary producer and author of works such as Lying in State and More Than Cowboys.

Tim Slessor

In September, the UNK chapter of Phi Alpha Theta won the 2014 national Best Chapter award.  As a result of this award, PAT will be purchasing new books for the Calvin T. Ryan Library.

PAT Award

In August, Dr. Carol Lilly won the Prett-Heins Foundation Service Award which recognizes her service on Faculty Senate, the General Studies Council, the Women's Studies Council, the Chancellor's Committee on Gender Equality, History Department Chair, Chair of Undergraduate Studies, and as Director of International Studies.

Dr. Lilly and award

In June Dr. Doug Biggs published Images of America: Ames, written in collaboration with Gloria J. Betcher.  He also wrote an article for the Iowa State University Alumni Association magazine Visions titled "The 1940s: Iowa State and a World at War."

AmesIowa State

Spring 2014

In March the History Department was well represented at the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Nebraska with 2 undergraduate students, 11 graduate students, 3 alumni, and 5 faculty members who all presented their research. Sarah Hoegger won second place in the Phi Alpha Theta graduate papers.

Congratulations to Nate Sullivan, whose article, “The “VARGA GIRL” Trials: The Wartime Struggle between Esquire Magazine & the US Post Office Over the Morality of the Pin-Up,” recently appeared on War History Online. The article can be viewed at War History Online. Nate is a Spring 2013 Master of Arts graduate.

Fall 2013

This fall Dr. Jinny Turman joined the History Department as an Assistant Professor. Jinny specializes in Community History and Preservation and 20th Century U.S. History.

Spring 2013

Congratulations to Laura Enomoto, one of our History MA students, for the publication of her article, "WPA Projects in Anaheim, CA During the Great Depression," LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University (March 2013). http://scholarship.claremont.edu/lux/vol2/iss1/14/

Congratulations to Dr. Pradeep Barua for the publication of his new monograph with Brill Academic Publishers.

Dr. Barua book cover

In March, the History Department had seven students present their research at the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.