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Dear History Friends, Colleagues, and Students, I am writing to welcome you back to the start of a new academic year. In my role as Chair, I will be taking on a primary role reaching out to those readers of our blog with an interest in history (and the history department at UVM). There have […]

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End of Year

Dear History Readers, We have concluded another successful year in the history department. At the May commencement, we saw close to 60 history majorsĀ  walk across the stage. Many are moving on to a wonderful of new positions and opportunities. The department is proud of each and every one of them. As they think about […]

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Dear History Readers, The following message was recently sent to the College by our Dean. It reflects the fine work that Professor Alan Steinweis (and his fellow history professors Jonathan Huener, Frank Nicosia, an Susann Scrafstetter) are doing at the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies. Please congratulate Professor Steinweis and his colleagues when you can: […]

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Dear Readers, Let me draw your attention to an intriguing article about the peculiar value of the Liberal Arts in fostering the critical thinking skills that are so necessary in modern life. I think students in the piece speak eloquently about the wonderful things they acquire from the study of disciplines like history, English, and […]

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Our own Professor Alan Steinweis just published an op-ed piece about Dr. Ben Carson’s comments on guns and the Holocaust, reminding us not only of the value of historical knowledge and historical perspective but also about how history can occasionally be distorted to serve political ends. Take a look at this piece to see the […]

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Dear History Department Followers, Welcome back to the 2015-2016 academic year. Things are off to a good start this fall and as we get back into the swing of things with our department blog, we wanted to give you an update on what some of our faculty were up to during the summer: Professor Charlie […]

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As things wind down from the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year, UVM history faculty continue to pursue research in a variety of areas and publish in multiple venues. Senior Lecturer Andy Buchanan, who has published the book American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean During World War II, recently spoke on the topic at […]

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We’re always being asked about the value of the humanities and what one can do with a history major. While I’ll be tackling these issues more fully in later posts, I’d like to pass along a recent article about how history majors do once they leave the university. The research, writing, and critical thinking skills […]

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Dear Readers, If you are a UVM history alum (or know UVM history alums), we are looking for stories to post on our blog and website about what our students do after graduation and how their study of history has helped them in their professional lives after college. If you’d like to share a story […]

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The Department of History at the University of Vermont is very happy to be a proud sponsor of the Vermont Historical Society’s annual conference and meeting. This year’s focus is on Vermont’s Image and Identity, exploring some of the myths and truths behind Vermont’s identity and taking a look at how our state has been […]

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