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NPR Interviews Campbell About St. Louis Arch

 Tracy Campbell, professor of history and interim chair of the University of Kentucky Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences was interviewed by National Public Radio Wednesday morning about the African-American neighborhoods razed to build the museum and grounds surrounding St. Louis' Gateway Arch.

UPK Encyclopedia Editors, Including UK Historian Gerald Smith, Winners of Kentucky Archives Month Award

University Press of Kentucky (UPK) co-editors Gerald Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel and John Hardin have been selected to receive the 2015 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate for Merit for Writing/Publication for their editorship of The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia.

 

Historian Roy Foster Details Irish History

Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, was recently awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study” for his book “Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923.”

Smith Receives Racial Reconciliation Award

Gerald Smith, University of Kentucky professor of history, the UK Martin Luther King Center scholar-in residence and the Theodore A. Hallam Professor (2015-2017) received the Campbellsville University Racial Reconciliation Award on Oct. 14.

LSS Episode 2 - The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

In this episode of Long Story Short, our host Dara Vance will discuss the often controversial historical figure Christopher Columbus, and the significance of his famous voyage in 1492.

This podcast was produced by Mason Passamonte.

New Perspectives on Spanish Conquest & Empire: 16th-21st Centuries

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Margaret King Library

UK Constitution Day 2015: 'Learning, Leadership, and Civic Engagement'

Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, commemorates the ratification of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

UK Historians Publish Five Books in One Month

The University of Kentucky Department of History needs to build an extra book shelf. 

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New Podcast Tackles Current Events With a 'Brief History of History'

Have you ever wondered if your vote actually counts? Is a drone or a dog more useful in a combat zone? How long has there actually been a war on Christmas? And why is it taking so long to elect a female president?

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