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Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Humanities

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:02am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Campus Events Mark 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:10am

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ+ Western and Western faculty are collaborating to present “50 Years Since Stonewall: the June 1969 Stonewall riots, memory, and terrains of LGBTQ+ liberation.”  The series of events for students, staff, faculty, and the community takes place May 22 and 23, offering multidisciplinary explorations of the Stonewall riots and ongoing struggles toward queer liberation.

Ricardo López to discuss democracy in 20th-century Colombia at WWU May 9

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:01am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of History A. Ricardo López-Pedreros will provide an overview of his new book on the changing nature of democracy in 20th-Century Colombia at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor).

This event is free and open to the public.

Next Masters of Asian Cinema offering: “The World,” March 12

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:00am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Jia Zhangke’s 2004 feature The World, which screens on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham.  

WWU's Mart Stewart publishes edited volume, Water and Power: Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 8:36am

Mart Stewart (History) publishes edited volume, Water and Power: Environmental Governance and Strategies for Sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319903996)  

Tuesday Q&A: History has given us a wealth of walls to study ... so do they work?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:01am

Welcome to "Tuesday Q&A," a weekly story where issues of broad topical interest are viewed through the lens of the research expertise of Western's faculty.

Five WWU Students to Participate in 2019 Legislative Internship Program

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:13pm

Five students from Western Washington University have been selected to participate in the 2019 Legislative Internship program in Olympia. The internship begins the first day of the legislative session in January and ends the last day of winter quarter.

Kate Armstrong of Olympia, Sam Moschel of Snohomish, Jessica Thom of Kennewick, Amanuel Mamo of Shoreline and Nathaniel Williams of Tacoma were selected for this opportunity.

History's Jennifer Seltz has article published the Journal of Women's History

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:22pm

WWU Associuate Professor of History Jennifer Seltz recently had an article published in the Journal of Women's History:(co-authored with Flannery Burke, St. Louis University) titled "Mothers' Nature: Feminisms, Environmentalisms, and Childbirth in the 1970s," JWH 30/2 (Summer 2018).

See the article here.

Western’s Johann Neem Appointed to American Historical Review’s Board of Editors

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 4:18pm

Western’s History Department Chair, Johann Neem, has been appointed to the American Historical Review’s Board of Editors for a three year term.

The American Historical Review is made up of 14 editors with different historical specialties. Editors are invited to join based on expertise and do not apply for their position.

“I was kind of surprised, I did not expect it at all,” Neem said. “Partly because editors in a journal like that tend to come from big research institutions.”

WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival in April

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

University Of Melbourne’s Trevor Burnard to Discuss the Transatlantic Slave Trade at WWU Feb. 15

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:36am

Trevor Burnard, a professor of History and Head of University of Melbourne, Australia will host a public talk titled “Murder on the High Seas” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Communications Facility 115.

This event is free and open to the public.

A new and inclusive Northwest history

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:19am

Penn's Jonathan Zimmerman to Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' Dec. 1

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am

The University of Pennsylvania's Jonathan Zimmerman will Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Communications Facility 120.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

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