2019 News & Research

Stewart Weaver named Carnegie Fellow to support climate history study in Himalayas

April 23, 2019

Stewart Weaver, a professor of history at the University of Rochester, describing the devastation of an Indian mountain region that he and a team have observed for the past two summers. Now, Weaver has been selected as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow to continue work on the project “Climate Witness: Voices from Ladakh”—an effort to preserve the rich culture and history of the locale and its people before it’s too late.

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Exhibit of student research featured in Lam Square

March 21, 2019

From now until March 31st, an exhibit of student research from last semester’s HIS 252, “Immigration and the Americas,” is being featured in Lam Square. In this course, students conducted an archival research project on the immigrant experience in Rochester in partnership with Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Students uncovered an embedded immigrant narrative in the archival collections, using our city as a lens to engage with broader questions of the immigrant experience.

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History Department Swag On Sale Now!

January 17, 2019

Hear ye, hear ye!! The Department of History has new swag available now! New shirt designs with the Rochester logo on the front, and the history department logo on the back! And, for the first time in history, we have department hats! We are also still offering our reusable mugs, while supplies last. With every purchase, comes free stickers and buttons!

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