Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Story Behind Thanksgiving Thursday

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November? Thanks, in part, to the efforts of Sarah Jospeha Hale. Widowed in 1822 with five children (the oldest was 9, the youngest was born two weeks after her husband’s … Continue reading

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Tommie Questionnaire – Dr. Anne Klejment

This week we kick off the first of our Tommie Questionnaires – a regular post that will profile UST Historians. It is only fitting that we begin with our most senior member of the History Department, Dr. Anne Klejment. Last … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 History Courses

Registration has arrived! The department has some great courses for the Spring – check them out below: HIST 298       War & Peace in Middle Ages (4 credits) TR 1:30-3:10, Ann Brodeur Much of our modern expectations of the conduct of … Continue reading

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The Many Histories of Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day honors those who served, not necessarily a particular place or time that they provided their service. Of course the holiday is also the anniversary of the end of World War I. But there are many histories associated with Veterans Day … Continue reading

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Piecing Together History

This summer our faculty met to talk about our role in the core curriculum. What makes history essential to a St. Thomas education? That’s what we asked each other and although everyone had their own opinion, one common theme was … Continue reading

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