September 22, 2021
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, faculty from the College of Liberal Arts talk about Tejano origins and the importance of studying their history.
September 21, 2021
Dr. Jonathan Brunstedt shares with the Department a copy of his just released monograph, The Soviet Myth of World War II: Patriotic Memory and the Russian Question in the USSR published by Cambridge University Press!
A small puppy changed Dr. Lorien Foote’s life forever in 2015. She admits, “I am somebody that did not grow up with pets and had no interest in animals at all.” But a spring break trip to Washington, D.C., converted her. While mining the National Archives for research material, Dr. Foote stayed with a dog-owning […]
September 14, 2021
America’s schoolchildren don’t resist learning from history. Policymakers do. Op-Ed: Lessons from Afghanistan for a high school history class
September 2, 2021
History shows that finding one’s way sometimes requires the courage to reject a predetermined path. “When I first went to college out of high school, I tried to be a math major because my father was a math professor,” Dr. David Vaught states. “I failed miserably,” he adds. In 1979, in the middle of his […]
August 12, 2021
Drawing Lessons from the Soviet-Afghan War: A Conversation with Title VIII Research Scholar Jonathan Brunstedt
August 2, 2021
When Dr. Angela Hudson was about nine years old, her family took her to a used book sale at the Spartanburg, S.C., community library. As she rummaged through the messy piles, she became enthralled by the glamorous images sprawled across the glossy pages of Life magazines from the 1940s. Her parents, hoping to nurture her curiosity, loaded […]
July 26, 2021
Felipe Hinojosa’s ‘Apostles of Change’ tells how secular Latino activists protested by seizing sacred spaces
As historian Felipe Hinojosa said, "We know very little about Latino and Latina religious leaders that were prophets, that were religious radicals — people who stood up to faith and justice."
July 15, 2021
Dr. April Hatfield’s interest in history began in her fifth-grade social studies classroom in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Hatfield’s fifth-grade teacher was a former civil rights activist who imparted a passion for justice to her students. Dr. Hatfield states that when Mrs. Fields discussed her participation in marches, “I got the depth and strength of the African […]
July 7, 2021
An opinion piece in The Hill, by Douglas Brinkley, Ph.D., Elizabeth Cobbs, Ph.D., AND David Robinson, offers an updated “Fourteen Points” to open a conversation about how to shift away from outdated security paradigms and set new goalposts.