Engaging in History
In the History Department we sponsor a number of programs and events that offer our students, faculty, staff, and Omaha-area neighbors a chance to collaborate on research, exchange teaching methods, and engage with the public.
The History Intern Program places undergraduate and graduate students in organizations and businesses throughout the Greater Omaha area and Great Plains region where they learn skills in the historical profession and establish long-standing connections to member of the Omaha community. The Medieval Studies program and Ancient Mediterranean Studies program bring numerous speakers and lecturers from around the country to the UNO campus, where Omahans can learn more about these unique fields of study. Some faculty members who are engaged in digital humanities allow for Nebraskans to have more access to the knowledge our students gain in the classroom. The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies facilitates the well-known Middle East Forum, which encourages academic and public presentations related to the study of the modern Middle East. Finally, the History Dual Enrollment program encourages the placement of high school history and social studies teachers within our growing History Master's Degree program.
As our interest in Public History continues to grow, there will be more opportunities in the future where the History Department engages with the community in the Omaha area. As a citizen of our community, and as outlined in our mission, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences feels compelled to collaborate with our neighbors to make Omaha an even better place to live. Whether we are helping young students develop a love for science, providing psychological services for those in need, or connecting diverse cultures within our community, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to Omaha.