Public Lands History Center wins prestigious designation

The Public Lands History Center (PLHC) has been chosen as one of CSU’s new Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence for the next four years, beginning in 2016. This designation, conferred by the Vice President for Research, gives the PLHC a four-year graduate fellowship and the opportunity to apply for substantial amounts of internal CSU funding. It […]

51st Annual Furniss Lectures and Department Banquet

The Department of History hosted its 51st annual Furniss Lecture series on April 28 and 29. Dr. Lynn Hunt of UCLA, who is an expert on the French Revolution, delivered two lectures. In talks on Thursday and Friday, she spoke about how a global perspective has influenced her study of history and then about what […]

Dr. Adrian Howkins publishes new book

Associate Professor Adrian Howkins recently published The Polar Regions: An Environmental History with the Wiley publishing group. He explained that his book has been fifteen years in the making and that it took a crooked path to publication.    Howkins, a native of England, attended the University of Texas for his graduate work in the […]

CSU History Grad Emmie Miller talks about her doctoral research

In this interview with Prof. Deborah Yalen, Emmie Miller (B.A./B.S., 2012)  talks about her fascinating research, her career plans, and how CSU helped her to pursue her dual passions for history and science. She is a PhD candidate in the Program for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota.   What is […]

Ashley Rogers, Director of Museum Operations

Ashley Rogers (M.A., 2011), Director of Museum Operations for the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, recently spoke about how her education at CSU advanced her career. During her search for graduate schools, Rogers visited CSU and sat in on one of Dr. Ann Little’s classes. She was hooked, Rogers remembers, by “the intellectual stimulation.” Rogers […]

Jeopardy crowns new winner

Five teams vied for the highly-coveted crown of CSU Jeopardy champion, but the “Putin Fan Club” emerged as this semester’s winner. They slowly built their lead by relying on categories like American Sport History and Video Games. All teams had an opportunity to win once the Final Jeopardy category of “The Beatles” was revealed. The […]

Dr. Eli Alberts receives research grant

Dr. Eli Alberts is a recipient of the Research Grant for Foreign Scholars of Chinese Studies, offered by the Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library in Taipei, Taiwan. He will be on leave during the Fall 2016 semester to work on his project, “The Charter of Emperor Ping and the Late Ming […]

Dr. Adrian Howkins Awarded NSF Grant

Dr. Adrian Howkins has been awarded a NSF grant to construct a historical photo archive of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica.  In conjunction with his work with the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, the construction of a historical photo archive will help to facilitate a better understanding of the human history of […]

Dr. Ann Little to Publish New Book

Dr. Ann Little’s new book, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright will be published by Yale University Press in 2016. For more information, see Dr. Little’s faculty webpage. In 2016, Dr. Little will also be the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lehigh University Humanities Center and the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Finally, Dr. Little was […]

Dane Vanhoozer Writes for the Colorado Encyclopedia

Dane Vanhoozer, a second-year student in the History Department’s M.A. program, recently accepted a position as a paid intern with the Colorado Encyclopedia of the Colorado Humanities. As a Content Specialist for the Colorado Encyclopedia, he researches and writes short articles on topics germane to the history of Colorado. For example, he has written on the elk […]


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