Department of History

History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

History of Louisville's great flood of 1937

Tom Owen and English's Sarah Strickley talk about the worst natural disaster in Louisville history, the 1937 flood.

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Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Social upheavals in American history tell a story

Lara Kelland joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to tell us what public history is and how social upheavals in American history tell a story.

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Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.

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A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

Best friends. Roommates. Louisvillians. McConnell Scholars. Those are just a few of things Christian Bush, Kyle Hilbrecht and Robert Gassmanhave in common.

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Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Humanities Ph.D. student Bamba Ndiaye, wins prize for research

Bamba Ndiaye, a doctoral candidate in the Humanities Ph.D. Program, won the 2018 Barbara Harlow Prize for Excellence in Graduate Research.

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History Prof. Daniel Krebs on Military History

History Prof. Daniel Krebs on Military History

Landscapes of War and Peace - UofL Department will sponsor the Society for Military History Conference. Daniel Krebs is a UofL history professor organizing the conference being held from April 5-8, 2018.

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Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas

Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas

UofL is hosting a symposium "Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas". History Professor Christine Ehrick says the March 27-28, 2018 forum will address DACA, sanctuary cities and other tough issues. Listen to Prof. Ehrick discuss the issue on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel (M.A. Public History) received the first Kentucky Public History Intern Award

Hannah O’Daniel had internships at the Filson Historical Society, where she processed archival material to make it available to researchers, and at the Kentucky Historical Society.

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Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

Christine Ehrick's (History) efforts to save old radio shows

UofL Archives and Christine Ehrick, Dept. of History work to digitize old radio broadcasts from WAVE Radio.

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Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

Theresa Keeley (History) discusses athletes and protests

History professor Theresa Keeley discusses historical protests by professional athletes.

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Prof. Dan Vivian (History) helps tell StoryWood Bowties’ story

Prof. Dan Vivian (History) helps tell StoryWood Bowties’ story

Prof. Dan Vivian (History) talks about a local company using salvaged historic wood to create wooden bowties.

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GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

GIS reveals history: Using modern technology to map a lost landscape

Prof. Daniel Krebs (History) tells the story of the 1862 Battle of Perryville – but outdoors, and outside the confines of the archives. Partnering with DJ Biddle (Geography & Geosciences) to map the battlefield using drones with cameras.

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Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham

Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham

Meet Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham ‘16 an Architectural Historian for Amec Foster Wheeler, an engineering and project management firm.

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Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.

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Meet Egyptian History Prof. Jennifer Westerfeld

Meet Egyptian History Prof. Jennifer Westerfeld

Meet Egyptian History Prof. Jennifer Westerfeld. Prof. Westerfeld researches ancient Egyptian history, a time when Romans ruled Egypt and Christianity was flourishing. But just because she studies ancient Egypt, that doesn’t mean she’d want to live there.

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