History

Isabelle Beagen '18

Changing Minds

Falling for Ibsen  When Isabelle Beagen '18 read “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen in her freshman theatre history course, she fell in love.  “Ibsen is a writer in which every prop, every line, every costume piece is intricately connected and important … every time I read it I discovered something... Read More
corsets and bustles on display at UNH museum
Preserved corsets from the 18th through 20th centuries are lining the walls of the University Museum on the ground floor of Dimond Library,... Read More
Selma to Montgomery Marches
As we gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, amid the thousands of other people from all over, many of them original marchers, I noticed something:... Read More
In Memoriam—Carleton Wentworth '37
Carleton Wentworth loved being outdoors, tending his expansive vegetable and flower gardens and  picture-perfect lawn. His love of nature began in... Read More
yvette george with student
UNH degree: Bachelor's, history (later a master's in African American studies, Boston University)Currently lives in: Houston, Texas Please share... Read More

Older Stories

  • Lawrence Woods with student
    - Lawrence Woods ’72
    UNH degree: Full-time student 1968- 1972, complete final nine credits in 1975. In 1975, earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in History and a minor in sociology. In 1979... Read More
  • Students in New Orleans
    - Big Lessons of the Big Easy
    When a group of UNH students finally heard the music on the street corners of New Orleans; when they took a ride with a friendly carriage driver who rode around with his pet snake... Read More
  • Sydney Howard '17 and Sierra Eugley '15 at a farmers market
    - Series: In the Classroom
    Ever wish you could sit-in on one of the coolest courses at UNH? With our In The Classroom series, we go into the labs and classrooms here on the Durham campus. Hear from... Read More
  • Hamilton Smith Industry Mural
    - The Hidden Gems of Ham Smith
      Artist George Lloyd was on a mission to find a “real” farmer. It was the spring of 1939, and, having been commissioned to paint a mural about agriculture that would cover one... Read More
  • skeleton of richard iii
    - A Royal DNA Mystery, Five Centuries Later: UNH Professors Weigh In On Richard III Findings
      University of Leicester image Consider this the coldest of cold cases: 529 years after his death, a 16th century English king has been positively identified through DNA testing... Read More
  • J. Morgan Rutman '84
    - Helping Home
    From his earliest days, history and UNH were an integral part of life for J. Morgan Rutman ’84. His father, long-time faculty member and early American history  scholar Darrett B... Read More
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
    - Goodwin's Guys
    After a lifetime spent writing about American presidents, world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is a little anxious about what complaints her subjects might... Read More
  • Ph.D. candidate's research on Salem Witch Trials
    - Still in a Haunted Mood? Ph.D. Candidate Shares Her Expertise on Salem Witch Trials
    It was 1692. Like the rest of New England, Massachusetts was under British rule. It was against the law not to go to church. Puritan doctrine was suspect of anything that wasn't... Read More
  • doris kearns goodwin at podium
    - Of Presidential Politics and Life Lessons Learned
     After a lifetime spent writing about American presidents, world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has a bit of anxiety about  what might happen to her in the... Read More
  • Professor Lucy Salyer and Joe Juknievich
    - History Major Scares Up Consequences of Red Scare
    Associate professor Lucy Salyer and Joseph Juknievich  Joseph Juknievich ’16 was assisting a UNH history professor with research for her upcoming book when he came upon the... Read More