Faculty Highlights

We are pleased to announce that Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Donald Fixico, has been named one of the Outstanding Doctoral Mentors of 2015. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Prof. Joan McGregor who has been awarded a $196,485 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project, “Extending the Land Ethic: Sustainability and the Humanities.” 

Energy and environmental historian Christopher Jones was recently featured on the April 30, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network, where he spoke about his new book "Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America".

History News Network (HNN) posted Calvin Schermerhorn's OpEd "What Else You Should Know About Baltimore", which addresses Baltimore and slavery, tied to the Freddie Gray homicide protests.

Prof. Jason Bruner’s essay, “Theology in Oral History” has been published in Marginalia Review of Books’ blog. In it, he talks about conversions to Christianity in East Africa beginning in the 1930’s and explains why oral history was preferred to written history for religious reasons. 

News and Events

The Society for the History of Technology has awarded the Edelstein Prize to Professor Christopher Jones for his book, Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America (Harvard UP, 2014).

Researchers at ASU are collecting stories from immigrants to the U.S. and finding information that doesn't typically get included in history books. Matt Garcia says oral history is an important research method through which stories, told by the people who experienced them, are collected and archived.

Jason Bruner recently sat down with NBC news to talk about the show "A.D. The Bible Continues".