COVID-19 Measures

In line with campus policy and guidelines, the History Department is taking strong measures to minimize the risk of virus transmission. Although a number of our courses will be held in person/hyrbid on campus, our department will continue to operate remotely. Outside of class, faculty will be working remotely and office hours will be held remotely - please contact your professor for details. Our staff will also be working remotely - but, as always, we are here to support you and are only an email away!

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George Floyd MuralThe History Department stands with the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the many other voices within the CU Boulder community to condemn racism and police brutality and to recognize our need to do more as members of the campus community to assume our full responsibility for ending these historical patterns of injustice and violence. As the American Historical Association notes in its compelling statement on “The History of Racist Violence in the United States,” historians have a particularly important role to play in communicating the deep-historical nature of the troubling patterns of racism before us, and in upholding a core value of the humanities: a studied commitment to what it means to be humane in a world of difference.

Read the full text of History Chair Paul Sutter’s letter to the department. 



Virtual Panel Discussion - '2020 Founding Debates: Pandemics in American History' Elizabeth Fenn

CU Boulder Historian, Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Fenn joins the discussion panel sponsored by the George Washington Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 PM (Mountain). Register for this free event to receive the virtual link.

The Founding Debates 2020: Pandemics in American History will take a comprehensive look at the various pandemics that have plagued our nation since its inception, providing context for today's crisis. We will examine the diseases, responses, and leadership during various key moments in our nation's collective health, as well as the outcomes that arguably may have changed the trajectory of history. (More) 


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