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PAST IS PRESENT: History in the News

If you think History is "old news" you might want to think again. Check out these recent feature stories that relate to subjects our students are currently studying.

The Surprising Role of Circus Performers in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

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Course: HIST 3310 "US Women's History"
Fall 2018

It’s no secret that the fight to win the right to vote for American women was a massive effort. But one of the many groups involved in that effort may still hold a little surprise: female circus performers.

Swamp Thing: Stalin statue emerges, forcing town to confront its past

Stalin monument photo

Course: HIST 4382 "Stalinism: Culture & Civilization"
Fall 2018

In the powerful, perestroika-era film Repentance, the corpse of a Stalin-like local official mysteriously appears again and again, despite efforts by locals to bury him and turn their backs on the consequences of his crimes.

Now the town of Kusa in Chelyabinsk Oblast is experiencing something eerily similar, with the specter of the late Soviet dictator appearing unexpectedly from the past and tearing open old wounds.

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HISTORY EVENTS
October 18, 2018
Department Forum
October 19, 2018
THSO Conference
October 20, 2018
THSO Conference
October 24, 2018
Department Forum

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