Among the Powers of the Earth named Best Book.
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Among the Powers of the Earth named Best Book.
David S. Bachrach publishes Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany and a translation of On the Variety of Our Times by Alpert of Metz.
Julia Rodriguez has been awarded the 2012 Best Article Prize by the New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS).
Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depended upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, historian W. Jeffrey Bolster takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.
Renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis lectures on "Dealing with Strangeness: Language and Information Flow in Early Modern Worlds"
Professor Jeff Bolster’s book Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail and his years of mentoring helped convicted felon Gregory White pursue his lifelong dream of a life on the sea. With the help of Bolster and his brother, Peter, a mariner who gave White his first job on the water out of prison, White has turned his life around and is living his dream.
The credit market had ground to a halt. Banks suspended their operations. Economic giants around the world tottered on the edge of financial collapse. Global banks appealed to governments for support.
Sound like 2008 and the years following? That actually is a description of the Panic of 1837, which led to a global depression that ushered in a decade of poverty, dispossession, and exploitation that inspired Karl Marx, among others, to advocate social revolution.
The History Department's graduation open house is Friday 5/18 from 6-8pm in the COLA Dean's Office located in Murkland Hall. Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and have a chance to meet the department's Professors.
Cory McKenzie's Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant allowed him to complete his first “big” research project: he visited Holy Trinity Monastery in upstate New York to investigate the traditions that kept the Russian Orthodox Church alive during communist persecution in the twentieth century.
Lecture series explores ethical issues surrounding medical research using human subjects.
Associate Professor of History Eliga Gould's new book is Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Oxford University Press, 2012).
History and Humanities Professor Jan Golinski has been selected for the 2012 Lindberg Award, the highest award in the college, given annually to an outstanding teacher and scholar.
Sharon R. Steadman and UNH's Gregory McMahon are co-editors of the new book, The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia: (10,000-323 BCE).
The 2011 Dunfey Conference will explore Atlantic networks and the problem of liberty in the Age of Revolutions, 1776-1815.
Professor Omer Bartov of Brown University will deliver the annual Hans Heilbronner Lecture.
Gregory McMahon is a Kansas boy. Given that, you’d think the village of Çadir Höyük in central Turkey would feel about as foreign as foreign can get. And yet the associate professor of history says he is more at home in that country, with its fields and fields of golden wheat, its cotton and hazelnut and sugar beets crops, and 100-degree days, than he is here in New Hampshire, where he has lived for the last 23 years.
Part of Jacob Goodwin's research project in Albertirsa, Hungary, was to restore a Jewish cemetery. His new video shows the progress he made and some of the townspeople he interviewed along the way.
The history department hosts a panel of undergraduate history majors, presenting research projects from their academic classes, research seminars, and honors theses. Part of the Undergraduate Research Conference. MUB 338/340 and MUB Theatre I.
Spurred by a family secret, Ella Nilsen's research provided her and her family with a lost heritage.
Join this moderated discussion of conflict in the Middle East.
In this urban history by Janet Polasky, comparisons of the capitals of Britain and Belgium are interwoven in the context of industrial Europe as a whole.
History major Jacob Goodwin conducts research in Hungary.
Prof. Christopher Browning of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will deliver the annual Heilbronner Lecture: "Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Camps." October 12, 4-5:30 p.m., MUB Theater II.
In Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America, renowned civil rights historian Harvard Sitkoff, professor emeritus of the University of New Hampshire, compiles five decades of essays on the struggle for racial justice in the United States.
UNH History Department's 2009-2010 student scholarship and award winners are announced.
Cathy Frierson's New Book Documents History of Child Survivors of Soviet Terror and Repression.
Professor Phillip Silver of the University of Maine at Orono will deliver the 2010 Hans Heilbronner Lecture entitled "Music as a Means of Resistance in Nazi Concentration Camps." 5 p.m. in Richards Auditorium, Murkland Hall.
Ellen Fitzpatrick’s new book examines the nation’s grief after JFK’s assassination through letters to Jackie Kennedy.
You’ve heard it before. The Civil Rights Movement in America began in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery. It ended in 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside his hotel in Memphis. This rendering of the Civil Rights “story” is common. But it isn’t the full story by any means, according to a dozen or so historians who gathered at UNH in November to take part in a conference called “Expanding Civil Rights History in Time and Space.”
In the new book The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: A Free Black Man’s Encounter with Liberty (Yale University Press, 2009), J. William Harris, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, recounts and analyzes the trial and execution of Jeremiah and illuminates the contradiction between a nation that would be born in a struggle for freedom and yet deny it — often violently — to others.
New online course with David Bachrach takes on the stars, the Academy awards, and the creation of history.
The conference, Expanding Civil Rights History Through Time and Space, will feature historians who have made, and are making, major contributions to the reconsideration of civil rights history.
The Department of History invites the UNH Community to a lecture and reception on Thursday, November 12, in honor of Professor Harvard Sitkoff, who retired this year after a career of more than 30 years at UNH.
Dr. Jeffrey Diefendorf, a professor of European and Holocaust studies at the University of New Hampshire, visited the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus March 26 to talk to students about "Encounters with a Master: The Visual Work of Samuel Bak."
Ellen Fitzpatrick provides commentary on the NewsHour on PBS.
Vladimir Pistalo, who earned his Ph.D. in modern American history at UNH in 2001, has won the National Book Award in Serbia for the best novel in the Serbian language in 2008.
Prof. Ellen Fitzpatrick joined Judy Woodruff of PBS's The NewsHour to discuss inauguration of Obama.