History News and Events

Statement on Recent Campus Crime

The Luther College History Department condemns expressions of racism and the use of racist symbolism on our campus, including the KKK and the Nazi swastika.

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Nordic Tour - Feature


A look back at the first international Nordic Choir tour

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Rebecca Buse

Luther junior Buse selected to research abortion laws

Latin America possesses some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws and also some of the highest maternal mortality rates. Rebecca Buse, Luther College junior of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is researching the possible connections between these two phenomena for her summer student-faculty collaborative research project at the college.

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2016 Muenster Program, Bishop's Palace

The Christmans to Share Personal Insights from Europe

After extensive travels during spring and summer 2016, Luther College Professors Robert and Victoria Christman gained important personal insights into the views of everyday Europeans during a turbulent political time. The professors will give a lecture reflecting on their experience titled, "Europa Afflicta: Personal Observations on the Mood in Europe" at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 in the Shirley Baker Commons.

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Attendees at the Slave Narrative Seminar Summer 2016

Anderson Chosen to Participate in Selective “Slave Narratives” Seminar

Luther College is pleased to announce that Lauren Anderson was one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “Slave Narratives.” The multidisciplinary seminar for faculty members in history, English, and related fields used the slave narratives—as well as some other assigned secondary reading—to comprehend the lived experience of slaves themselves in the transition from bondage to freedom. From a pool of 66 highly competitive nominations, 27 faculty members were selected to participate in the seminar, which was held at Yale University June 19–24, 2016.

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