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09.29.2011 @ 01:32 PM

The Department of History announces a search for Assistant Professor of History in North American West. 


North American West: The History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professorship in North American West, to begin August 2012. Ph.D. by August 2012 and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels required. We seek scholars working in any sub-field and any period, from early borderlands to the twentieth-century West. Scholars who can contribute to the History Department’s comparative and transnational focus are particularly encouraged to submit an application. To be considered for the position, applicants must complete the Faculty/Administrative Information Form at, requisition 110707, and send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, and writing samples to Professor Timothy R. Mahoney, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Timothy R. Mahoney at 402-472-2414 or The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

09.22.2011 @ 01:39 AM

Professor James Dean Le Sueur recently sat down with author Alexandra Fuller to talk about her experiences growing up as a youth in Rhodesia and her writing career. She has won numerous awards, and received recognition from The New York Times and The Guardian. James Dean Le Sueur is an historian of French Algeria.

Watch the Interview on UNL Mediahub


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09.12.2011 @ 01:31 PM

Bancroft award-winning historian Thomas G. Andrews will present "Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War" on September 15th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at UNL's Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St. His talk is free and open to the public. Based on his book of the same name, "Killing for Coal," will probe the dependency on and "centricity" of Coal in the 19th and early 20th century American West and the role of workplace environments in shaping mineworkers' social and political consciousness in conjunction with the 1914 Colorado Coal Mining stike and massacre. Andrews is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

09.06.2011 @ 02:23 PM

New Doctoral student Teresa Houser was featured on UNL Today for an article she has published in the Summer edition of the Great Plains Quarterly. Houser studied New Deal policies and their effects on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. The article is titled "New Deal Experimentation and the Political Economy of the Yankton Sioux, 1930-1934."

For more information, please view the release from UNL's Great Plains Center

09.03.2011 @ 04:01 PM

Gerald Steinacher was recently interviewed about his new book, Nazis on the Run for George Mason's History News Network. Robert Lindley, who interviewed Steinacher, talked with Steinacher about his objectives in researching and writing the book, his broad scope of research, and what he wanted readers to take away.Read the entire interview here:


09.03.2011 @ 03:51 PM

Professor Kenneth Winkle, an expert on Abraham Lincoln, and Professor
Jeannette E. Jones, an expert on 19th c. African American history,
discussed Eric Foner's book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and
American Slavery
, with an audience of 85 participants, including
students and the public, at Walt Library on September 1, 2011. Mayor
Chris Beutler welcomed participants. Eric Foner will give the 16th
annual Governor's Lecture in the Humanities on October 5, 2011 in
Omaha at the Joslyn Art Museum. The lecture is free and open to the

For the city-wide book discussion Professors Winkle and Jones gave
brief remarks and took questions from the audience. Questions and
discussion focused on Lincoln' leadership, the politics of the 1850s,
the dilemma of slavery in Lincoln's life, and the challenge of ending
slavery in the Civil War. The discussion was far-reaching and

Professor Kenneth Winkle and Professor Jeannette Jones discuss Eric Foner's book, The Fiery Trial, with the audience at Walt Library.

Professor Kenneth Winkle and Professor Jeannette Jones discuss Eric
Foner's book, The Fiery Trial, with the audience at Walt Library.


Mayor Chris Beutler welcomes participants to the book discussion.

09.01.2011 @ 02:24 PM
Join UNL Profs. Winkle and Jones for a discussion about Eric Foner's prize-winning book The Fiery Trial tonight at 7pm at Walt Library, 6701 S. 14th Street! Find more information, click here: