Monthly Archives: April 2016

Dig if You Will, A Name Change

    The history of What’s in a Name continues to occupy our minds. Dr. Will Cavert thoughtfully considers the significance of a name change from King Charles in 1649 to Prince Rodgers Nelson in 2016.     The people that … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Latin America. Weekly Round-Up, April 22nd, 2016

While many of our nation’s political debates are centering on the historic role of immigration from Latin America and beyond, politics is literally making history in Latin America. In the wake of President Obama’s visit to Cuba and Argentina and … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research on the Local Stage!

This month, History Major Blake Johnson presented his research in the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium held at Bethel University. Blake shares his experience of preparing his paper, presenting at the conference, and next steps. Thank you Blake for representing the … Continue reading

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A Connection Between Hamilton, Hitler, & a MN Veteran? Weekly Round-Up, April 15, 2016

We’re pretty sure the only connection between Hamilton, Hitler, & our fair state is that it’s what we’re reading this week. Will you make sure to see Hamilton? Would you visit Hitler’s Home? Did you know about Operation Tiger? ‘Hamilton’ … Continue reading

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Understanding the Holocaust & its Hungarian Chapter

I was inspired to write about the Hungarian film Son of Saul when it won this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. But at the same time I was finishing this post, I learned about the unfortunate passing of … Continue reading

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How a History Major Gives you A Major Edge

Looks like we’re not the only ones thinking about the number of career options available to History Majors. Last week the History Club hosted their second annual panel discussion “What You Can Do With a History Major.” And while we … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Weekly Round-Up, April 8th, 2016

Is a name a meaningless convention? Historians have been awfully busy as of late considering this very question as so many consider the significance and legacy of named places and things. Here are some of the name-game conversations we’ve been … Continue reading

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