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Latest News from the History Department


Holocaust book by Dr. Waitman Beorn Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Beorn's research of the German Wehrmacht's role in the 1941 murders of villagers in the Belarus community of Krucha has been awarded the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize. Each year, Harvard University Press, publisher of Dr. Beorn’s book, presents the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize to the first book manuscript by an author whose work is judged to be outstanding in content, style, and mode of presentation. Click above to learn more about the award.

Read a brief description of Marching into Darkness: the Wehrmach and the Holocaust in Belarus here.


Grad Student Chad Gibbs Will Attend Summer Academy in Leipzig, Germany

The UNO History Department is very pleased to announce that one of our Graduate Teaching Assistants, Chad Gibbs, has been awarded a fellowship to the DADD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Academy at the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University. The summer academy is an intensive two-week course called “Cultures of Security in a Transatlantic and Global Context” that annually chooses a theme related to current issues that are relevant to global security. The theme for the September 2014 academy is “Challenges of a Multilateral World: Deconstructing Prevalent Notions of Security and Diplomacy.” The sessions are taught by experts from political science, history, sociology, and economics, and use specific case studies to support discussion of foreign policy from the Cold War forward. To learn more about the academy and Chad's schedule there, click on the above link.

Machs gut! Chad..

Advising Changes Announced

Click above to learn more about the advising procedures for History majors.


UNO History Students Featured in Magazine

Lauren Kundert and Patrick De La Rosa created a graphic novel for their Holocaust history class with Dr. Waitman Beorn. To read their story, click on the above link.


Remembering Pat Kennedy, 1942-2013

The History Deparment honors the memory of colleague Patrick Kennedy.


For further information on any of the above stories, please contact either the history office at 402-554-2593, or Dr. Mark Scherer, department chair.