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Have a Hoot with the History Department

For the second year, the Department of History is hosting a holiday crafts table for anyone – students, faculty, staff and other lovers of history and hand-hewn crafts – who wants to create an ornamental owl. Simply stop by the … (Read More) Have a Hoot with the History Department

Dr. Pinto delivered paper at the “Distant Reading & the Islamic Archive” symposium

Karen Pinto Assistant Professor Department of History Karen Pinto recently delivered a paper at Brown University on “MIME and Other Digital Experimentations with Medieval Islamic Maps.” The “Distant Reading & the Islamic Archive” symposium was a live webcast and can … (Read More) Dr. Pinto delivered paper at the “Distant Reading & the Islamic Archive” symposium

Vietnam War Exhibit at the Albertsons Library

A historical exhibit discussing the 50th anniversary of  the US Army’s first major engagement with the North Vietnamese Army at the battle of the Ia Drang.   Display includes maps, photos, weapons, and equipment.  The exhibit is the the lobby … (Read More) Vietnam War Exhibit at the Albertsons Library

Karen Pinto: An exploration of Medieval Islamic Maps

The Fall Colloquium will take place at 7:30 PM on Friday September 18 at the home of Linda Marie Zaerr and Mark Jost, 1606 North 8th Street. At this event, we will welcome Karen Pinto into the Medieval Society. She … (Read More) Karen Pinto: An exploration of Medieval Islamic Maps

Historian Lisa Brady titled “Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam” will air on CSPAN-3

Lisa Brady Professor, Department of History College of Arts and Sciences A lecture presented by historian Lisa Brady titled “Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam” will air on CSPAN-3 at 8 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Sept. 5. The lecture is part of the network’s … (Read More) Historian Lisa Brady titled “Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam” will air on CSPAN-3

Computer Lab Opens Monday in L185

  The History Department is now offering a computer lab and student lounge to all of our great students.  You will find several PC’s & a MAC computer station, a microwave, a couch comfy enough to get your readings done … (Read More) Computer Lab Opens Monday in L185

Dr. John Bieter: Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth, and Government in the American West

Owyhee County, Idaho also known as the “Big Quiet,” is the largest and least inhabited area in the lower forty-eight states. Who has decided how to use it? From violent mine wars in the mid-nineteenth century to environmental conservation disputes … (Read More) Dr. John Bieter: Showdown in the Big Quiet: Land, Myth, and Government in the American West

Todd Shallat’s Terra Idaho history column: In 1868, a U.S. geography team encountered the magic of the Snake River Basin

Todd Shallat’s Terra Idaho history column: In 1868, a U.S. geography team encountered the magic of the Snake River Basin (Read More) Todd Shallat’s Terra Idaho history column: In 1868, a U.S. geography team encountered the magic of the Snake River Basin

History Department Mural Gives Life to Professors’ Unique Expertise

Paying a visit to Boise State’s history department is a little like descending into the mythical Labyrinth of Crete, minus the Minotaur. The department is located deep in the belly of the first floor of Albertons Library, tucked away from the … (Read More) History Department Mural Gives Life to Professors’ Unique Expertise

History Prof Mapping a New View of the Medieval World

Maps do more than show us the way and identify major landmarks – rivers, towns, roads and hills. For centuries, they also offered a perspective on how societies viewed themselves in comparison to the rest of the world. Karen Pinto, … (Read More) History Prof Mapping a New View of the Medieval World