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George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." History provides knowledge for unlocking all other realms of human development. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services and museums, to name but a few.
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Emeritus Faculty member Fred Lauritsen, on June 19, 2014, donated $1,000 to the History Department Scholarship fund.
Lee Nilsson, a recent graduate of our MA program, has accepted a permanent position at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. His title is Junior All Source Analyst for the Bureau of International Information Program. Congratulations!
Valerie Burnett, department's new secretary, will start her job on June 23, 2014
The history department annual awards and honors luncheon was held in PUB on May 30, 2014. More than 40 people attended the event.
Dr. Julie D. Neuffer's book, Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement (University of Utah Press) is going to be released in August 2014.
Dr. Liping Zhu is to give a keynote speech at the Western Writers of America annual conference in Sacramento on June 26, 2014. The title of his talk is "Chinese Inclusion in Telling Western Stories."
Dr. Edward Slack Jr.'s book, Navigating the Spanish Lake: the Pacific in the Iberian World, 1521-1898, is published in May 2014 by the University of Hawaii Press.
Dr. Michael Conlin's manuscript, "One Nation Divided by Slavery: Remembering the Founders while Marching toward the Civil War," has been accepted for publication by Kent State University Press. The book will be released in 2015.
Dr. Michael Conlin's article, "The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the North and South confront the Modernity Conspiracy," appears in Journal of the Civil War Era 4(June 2014).
Dr. Bill Youngs presented his talk, "The Nation Parks: An International Perspective," for the global studies lecture series at EWU on May 15, 2014.
In April 2014, six history students presented papers at Phi Alpha Theta regional conference in Coeur d'Alene. In May, the club will hold its formal initiation ceremony for its new members.
Dr. John Collins's manuscript, "Martial Law and English Laws, c. 1500-c. 1700," has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press.
On April 17, 2014, Distinguished Professor Linda B. Hall of the University of New Mexico gave a talk at EWU about her latest book Dolores Del Rio: Beauty in Light and Shade.
Dr. Jerry Garcia's book, Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexican, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897-1945, was published in January 2014 by the University of Arizona Press.
Dr. Liping Zhu's Book, The Road to Chinese Exclusion: The Denver Riot, 1880 Election and Rise of the West, was published in October 2013 by the University Press of Kansas.