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From Forbes: “That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket” What kind of boss hires a thwarted actress for a business-to-business software startup? Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s 42-year-old cofounder and CEO, whose estimated double-digit stake in the company could be worth $300 million or more. He’s the proud holder of an undergraduate degree in […]

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Over the next few weeks, we are excited to be featuring profiles of numerous alumni of our department.  Our BA and MA graduates have found success in a very wide variety of fields, applying skills and knowledge they gained as history students in many different ways in their chosen careers. In this first installment, we […]

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A UVM-sponsored Special Recognition Event held at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont on April 27, 2016, had a wonderful turn-out of preservation supporters and UVM Historic Preservation students, alumni and faculty. Rokeby Museum’s director, Jane Williamson, a 1993 graduate of the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, spoke to the UVM students about her work […]

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On Friday of this week, the history department will celebrate the many books recently published by members of our department, and their authors.  Members of the UVM community and the general public are cordially invited to join us at 4 PM on January 29 at Billings Library Apse for free food and brief remarks by […]

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Dear History Readers, Our newest faculty member is Mary E. Mendoza. Professor Mendoza recently completed her dissertation at the University of California, Davis and joined us in the summer as the inaugural Andrew Harris Postdoctoral Fellow. For information on her research please see the following interview, which was featured on a blog hosted by the […]

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Historians are often asked: “what can you do with a degree in history?”  Whether it’s an undergraduate major, an MA or a PhD, the diversity of careers that people who study history go on to pursue might surprise you. Here is one great example, from TIME magazine: “Meet the Historians Who Track Down War Criminals” […]

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Please join us tomorrow for “The Human Rights Debate: Between the Cynicism of Mexican Authorities and People’s Dignity,” a special presentation by guest speaker Pablo Obando of the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center of Mexico. 5:30 PM, Living and Learning 216.

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Hiking Historians

UVM History professor Andy Buchanan and his wife, Mary-Nell Bockman, celebrate on the summit of Gothics (4,734′) in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, after completing their quest to climb all forty six of the 4,000′ peaks in the region. Professor Buchanan explains that they began climbing in the Adirondacks sixteen years ago–before living in […]

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