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Patty Limerick named to state Geographic Naming Advisory Board

Aug. 10, 2020

Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of CU Boulder’s Center of the American West, will play a central role in Colorado’s historic effort to reassess names of state landmarks.


Historian wins top honor from American Council of Learned Societies

April 23, 2020

David Shneer’s winning project highlights Holocaust survivors who ‘commemorated murdered Jews in the very country that orchestrated their murder’


Six lessons we can learn from past pandemics

April 9, 2020

“Epidemics highlight the fault lines in our society,” says CU Boulder history Professor Elizabeth Fenn, a Pulitizer Prize winning writer and scholar of epidemics.

Physicians did not know how to treat the disease

Lessons from the 1918/1919 Influenza Pandemic

April 9, 2020

Coronavirus interview with leading historian Susan Kingsley Kent


Exhibit celebrates a century of female suffrage in America

Feb. 8, 2020

One of those stories is Hazel Schmoll, an alumna who became the first CU Boulder graduate to land a Vassar faculty position.

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CU alumna becomes Idaho’s first woman state historian

Dec. 4, 2019

She was inspired partly by CU Boulder’s Patty Limerick, who has served as Colorado state historian

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Hong Kong rages against the dying light, expert says

Oct. 18, 2019

Historian to speak at CU Boulder Oct. 23 on protests against growing control by China.


Immigration is central issue for new state historian

Aug. 31, 2019

The topic is timely and important, but discussions about it are mired in ideology and falsehoods, says William Wei, CU Boulder and state historian.


Pulitzer-winning historian gets NEH award for book on Sacagawea

Aug. 29, 2019

CU Boulder’s Elizabeth ‘Lil’ Fenn is one of 15 intellectuals nationwide to receive a Public Scholar award.

Map of Oyo's Collapse, 1822

Maps of fallen kingdom shed light on Atlantic slave trade

June 13, 2019

New maps of pre-colonial Africa provide context on the slaves who departed from the Bight of Benin