Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Upcoming events for the Historical Engineering Society

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Anne Hyde Talks at UCCS from new book Empires, Nations, & Families

Tuesday, September 25th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in UC 303, PRofessor Anne Hyde of Colorado College will speak at UCCS, from her Bancroft-Prize winning book Empires, Nations, & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860. The Bancroft Prize … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2012-13 School Year and the New History Department Website!

Dear UCCS History Majors and M.A. Students, Welcome to the 2012-2013 UCCS school year! This is Paul Harvey, the new incoming Chair of the History Department, I wanted to introduce myself to all of you, to encourage you to stop … Continue reading

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Lives and history at stake: Aleppo’s medieval (an ancient sites) in danger.

The New York Times reports that not only are many lives at stake in Syria, but priceless elements of human history are threatened in the historic city of Aleppo. Patricia Cohen notes,

Among the significant archaeological sites endangered is the Temple of the Storm God, which dates from the third to the second millennium B.C. and which Ms. Burnham identified as one of the oldest structures in the world. Never opened to the public, the recently discovered temple and its huge carved reliefs are protected only by sandbags and a flimsy corrugated tin roof, she said.

 

Aleppo’s labyrinthine streets reveal a microcosm of human history. Beneath the Citadel are remains of Bronze Age friezes and Roman fortresses. The entire walled Old City, with its 12th-century Great Mosque, thousands of pastel-colored medieval courtyard houses, Arab souks and 17th-century stone madrasas, an Ottoman palace and hammams, is recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural arm.

Following events in Syria is not only an important humanitarian concern, but one for all students of history in more ways than one.

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History 4800, Theory and Methods of History: Recommended for Juniors and Seniors!

Thinking about Senior Thesis-History-4990?  Wish there was a way to make the most important writing project of your Undergraduate careerless daunting and more Manageable? History-4800 *Hist-4800 is offered Tuesday 10:50AM – 1:30PM, fall semester 2012* is just what you need … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Paul Harvey Welcome back to the 2012-13 school year! All of you who are history majors at UCCS will be getting a “welcome” letter from me (Paul Harvey, Chair of the History Department), but I wanted to supplement that letter … Continue reading

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