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Union gunboats didn’t just attack rebel military sites – they went after civilian property, too

January 30, 2020
Civil War gunboat

During the American Civil War, huge metal monsters roamed the Mississippi River.

Why are there seven days in a week?

January 13, 2020
Calendar and pen

The Babylonians were astute observers and interpreters of the heavens, and it is largely thanks to them that our weeks are seven days long.

Trump’s border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse history

December 5, 2019
Border Wall under construction

While the waters of Quitobaquito have attracted a wide array of peoples for more than 10,000 years, each wave of newcomers tends to erase the evidence of those who came before them.

Professor Ann Little’s New Book on Early American History

March 21, 2017

“By following Esther Wheelwright’s life, we get to see it all – warfare, politics, diplomacy, and even accusations of espionage.” Professor Ann Little describes her new book on early American history, called The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Ashley Rogers, Director of Museum Operations

April 27, 2016

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 […]

Dr. Adrian Howkins Awarded NSF Grant

March 31, 2016

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 […]

Dane Vanhoozer Writes for the Colorado Encyclopedia

March 30, 2016

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 […]

Dr. Nicole Archambeau: “Miraculous Healing for the Warrior Soul: Transforming Fear, Violence, and Shame in the Canonization Inquest for Delphine de Puimichel”

March 30, 2016

Dr. Nicole Archambeau’s article, “Miraculous Healing for the Warrior Soul: Transforming Fear, Violence, and Shame in the Canonization Inquest for Delphine de Puimichel,” just came out in Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques v.41. This volume is a special issue on how historians address the issue of trauma.  

Maggie Moss Jones Wins Prestigious VPR Fellowship from CSU

March 30, 2016

Maggie Moss Jones, a graduate student, was one of twelve students to win a prestigious Vice-President for Research Fellowship from CSU. The VPR fellows receive a substantial scholarship and will participate in professional development workshops and leadership opportunities. Maggie’s presentation was entitled “A Decade of Dysfunction: Mismanagement of Sacred Spaces at Effigy Mounds National Monument.”

Dr. Adrian Howkins Awarded NSF Grant

February 3, 2016

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 […]