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The Pattis Family Foundation and the Newberry Library Announce 2024… 06/26/2024

Congratulations to Dr. John William Nelson, whose recent book, Muddy Ground, was named the shortlist award recipient by the Pattis Family Foundation and Newberry Library. The shortlist celebrates exceptional contributions to Chicago history! You can read more about Dr. Nelson's award here:

The Pattis Family Foundation and the Newberry Library Announce 2024… Chicago author Thomas Leslie will receive The Pattis Family Foundation Chicago Book Award for his book "Chicago Skyscrapers 1934-1986: How Technology, Politics, Finance, & Race Reshaped the City"

Furry pals or furry scourge? Are prairie dogs Lubbock’s worst best friend? - Lubbock Lights 06/21/2024

Assistant Professor Virginia Whealton recently spoke with Lubbock lights about the history of prairie dogs! Find the story here: https://lubbocklights.com/furry-pals-or-furry-scourge-are-prairie-dogs-lubbocks-worst-best-friend/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2IIRmRL8e3c8Jcd_YjDJt0nTnIeMjM4C889dOej8BU8LVxGdjohJdtVo8_aem_AfjlPh7umowVs_yBpjwjr32-OnQNPYCgXvgfHvucSvpa0YS25PfLrLmPhA36LWML3jYB7UDMJhJ-pLew7QJXPFqK

Furry pals or furry scourge? Are prairie dogs Lubbock’s worst best friend? - Lubbock Lights Lubbock has a conflicted relationship with prairie dogs -- both celebrating in Mackenzie Park and killing them in ball fields.

Method M Films 05/13/2024

Check out Dr. Matthew Pehl's new film, Cowboy Strike, which recently won a jury prize for Innovation in Journalism at the Stronger than Fiction Film festival! It's available to the public for the next week!

Method M Films The 13 films that make up this year’s festival are the end product of more than a year of work from undergraduate and graduate students at the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. 

05/06/2024

Apply now for fall 2024 admission to our new online MA program! The deadline is June 15th!

04/02/2024

Congratulations to newly minted History PhDs, Joel Webster and Frank Belizzi! Drs. Webster & Belizzi recently defended their dissertations, the culmination of years of hard work and dedication!

03/04/2024

Check out Dr. Barenberg's most recent book, The Gulag: A Very Short Introduction, out now with Oxford University Press! For more information, visit:

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02/20/2024

Join us this Thursday evening in the Escondido Theatre!

12/08/2023

Check out the first academic review of Mark Stoll's new book, Profit, on H-Environment!

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‘The most imperiled ecosystem’: Grassland wildlife declining in West Texas, Great Plains 11/20/2023

The History Department's own Mark Stoll contributing to the local environmental discussion in this weekend's Lubbock Avalanche Journal:

‘The most imperiled ecosystem’: Grassland wildlife declining in West Texas, Great Plains A reflection of the planet’s increasingly volatile climate and the enduring influence of industrial interests, North American grasslands find themselves at the epicenter of one of the most severe biodiversity crises on the planet.

Dr. Gary Edward Forsythe - View Obituary & Service Information 11/17/2023

The Texas Tech University Department of History is mourning the loss of our colleague, Dr. Gary Forsythe, who recently passed away. Dr. Forsythe was a member of our department for over twenty years, wherein he shared his passion for ancient history with thousands of students. He had an extraordinary career, publishing nine books and many articles, and winning numerous awards and fellowships, including an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a two-year fellowship at the School of Historical Study at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His obituary can be found here: https://www.sandersfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Gary-Forsythe/ #!/Obituary For anyone who would like to send condolences to his family, please contact Dr. Forsythe’s granddaughter, Jennifer Bushman at 6061 Shannon Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248 or [email protected].

Dr. Gary Edward Forsythe - View Obituary & Service Information Share Memories and Support the Family.

11/14/2023

If you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in History, applications are due by January 15th for Fall 2024 admission. Consider applying! For more information, contact the History Department Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Miguel Levario.

10/12/2023

The History Department will be sponsoring a table at the Lubbock City Limitless 2023 event, hosted by the Guadalupe Parkway Neighborhood Somerville Centers. Join us tomorrow evening at 6pm! For more information, contact: [email protected].

10/03/2023

Join us tomorrow evening for this exciting talk by TTU alumna, Sarah Parry Myers!

09/28/2023

The History Department is now accepting applications for its first-ever cohort of online MA students! Please see the flyer for details

09/13/2023

See you October 3rd!

08/07/2023

The Long Goodbye

Fallen soldiers’ last words finally make it home, more than 50 years later.

07/24/2023

Texas Tech History Study Abroad.

06/14/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Uyen “Carie” Nguyen, winner of the TTU Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2023 – 1st Place in the category of Humanities & Fine Arts! Dr. Nguyen’s dissertation was entitled: “MATs in a Mad War: The U.S. Army’s Advisory Efforts in Waging Peace in Viet Nam.”

Laurie Marie Wood - View Obituary & Service Information 06/12/2023

TTU History is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Laurie M. Wood, who passed away last week at the age of 38. Dr. Wood completed her undergraduate degree from TTU before earning a Ph.D. at UT. She was an award-winning scholar and Associate Professor of History at Florida State. We grieve with her husband and two children. More details here: https://www.chadwickmckinney.com/obituaries/Laurie-Wood-2/ #!/Obituary

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