History News and Events

Emily England

Emily England had a summer full of history!

Emily England, junior history major and museum studies minor, has nicely provided a "what I did for my summer vacation" report. We can only hope all history majors find such fun to do in Decorah!

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Phi Alpha Theta Initiation 2012

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The annual Phi Alpha Theta Induction will be held on September 24 from 6-9 in the Nobel Room. Hans Becklin and Hannah Wilson are our new officers.

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Cate Anderson

History Student Cate Anderson Named Peace Scholar

Luther College junior Cate Anderson and sophomore Maggie Steinberg have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. The pair will spend seven weeks this summer studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway. Anderson is also the recipient of this year's Charles Norby Scholarship.

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Chelsea Tegels

Chelsea Tegels Wins Best Undergraduate Paper

Chelsea Tegels, president of Phi Alpha Theta, presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on March 7-10, 2013. After giving her paper, entitled "Louis-Philippe's Impartiality in Fragmented Paris, 1832," she was pleased to learn that she had been awarded the "Best Undergrad Paper." Congratulations Chelsea!

Her paper examined the following:

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Historian's Workshop attendees

Historian's Workshop 3--Senior Papers

The Third Historian's Workshop of the semester will take place Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM in Koren 216, 217, 218.  Students will present their senior papers, followed by a time for questions. Come support your fellow students!

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Richard Mtisi Presented Historian's Workshop talk 7

Richard Mtisi Presented Historian's Workshop talk

Richard Mtisi presented the second historian's workshop of the semester on April 4, 2013.  His talk was entitled, "'They Promised that Game Fences Would be Torn Down': Nationalist Politics and Contested Control of Natural Resources in Southeastern Zimbabwe, 1960s-1970s.”  This study is one part of Dr. Mtisi’s larger project on the environmental history of Southeastern Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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