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News from the University of Rochester Department of History

Is This a Watershed Moment in Police Brutality Protest? Why I am Hopeful, and What History Tells Us

"I am optimistic," says Douglas Flowe (PhD '14, University of Rochester), "We are seeing a national and global movement that has pushed the boundaries of protest and is carrying a fierce ideological heft that is drawn from a tradition of civil rights protest in America."

(Photo by Jamelle Bouie)

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George Floyd

Read Professor Larry Hudson's message following the death of George Floyd.

(Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News)

Black Europe: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis

Read a piece by alumna Kira Thurman (PhD '13).

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July ’64 to March ’20: Race and Protest in Rochester

Read a blog post by Professor Stewart Weaver following the University of Rochester's "In Solidarity with Scholar Strike." 

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Katrina Ponti named a 2020-2021 Friends of the American Philosophical Society Fellow

Graduate student, Katrina Ponti, has been named a Friends of the American Philosophical Society fellow by the American Philosophical Association. Check out all of the 2020-21 Fellows on the APS website. Read the press release on Katrina's fellowship here.

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News from History Alumni

Andrew Kless (PhD ‘20has won the 2020 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition for German Studies in America for his dissertation "Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at War in German-Occupied Russian Poland, 1914–1915.” The award comes with a contract to publish his book.

Graeme Pente (MA ‘13) completed a PhD in history at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Jonathan Strassfeld (PhD ‘20) was awarded the first ever Leo Ribuffo Dissertation Prize of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.

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Under social distancing guidelines issued by the University, New York State, and the CDC, the Department of History will be reevaluating the status of normally scheduled events. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page when they become available.

Meliora Weekend

Because of the pandemic, Meliora Weekend will not be held in October 2020.

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