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News

Prof. Grace Hale Interviewed for Woodstock 50th Anniversary Story

Prof. Grace Hale Interviewed for Woodstock 50th Anniversary Story

This article by UVA Today contains an interview from Professor Grace Hale. Click here to read the full "Woodstock at 50: 'The Dream Is Over Yesterday'" article

This article by UVA Today contains an interview from Professor Grace Hale.

Prof. Elizabeth Varon Publishes New Book on Civil War

Prof. Elizabeth Varon Publishes New Book on Civil War

Please join us in congratulating Professor Elizabeth Varon on her recent publication: Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press). 

Please join us in congratulating Professor Elizabeth Varon on her recent publication: Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press). 

History Wrap-Up 12/10

History Wrap-Up 12/10

Professor of History and Law emeritus, Chuck McCurdy, delivered the fifth annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the Supreme Court Society and Georgetown Law, at the Supreme Court of the United States.  His lecture was entitled “The Problem of General Constitutional Law: Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Constitutional Limitations, and the Supreme Court 1868-1878.” The lecture took place on November 30. 

History department student, Shira Lurie, published “Liberty Poles and the Fight for Popular Politics” in the Journal of the Early Republic (accessible here).  

Professor of History and Law emeritus, Chuck McCurdy, delivered the fifth annual Salmon P.

History Wrap-Up 11/27

History Wrap-Up 11/27

Below is a recap of recent important department news. 

Professor Will Hitchcock's book The Age of Eisenhower (2018) was recently named one of the top twenty history books by Amazon's editorial board. 

Professor Fahad Bishara's book A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 (2017) won the Peter Gonville Stein Award from the American Society for Legal History. This is the book's third award. 

Professor Cynthia Nicoletti's book Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis (2017) won the Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History. 

Professor David Singerman won the inaugural 1500 Penn Prize of the Treasury Historical Association (THA) for his paper, "Science, Commodities, and Corruption in the Gilded Age." For more information, please see THA.

Below is a recap of recent important department news. 

Publications

La Philanthropie En Amerique

La Philanthropie en Amérique

Freedom has a Face

Freedom Has a Face

Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New hisotry of Molossia

The Inscriptions of Dodona and a New History of Molossia

The History of a Founding Ideal

Merit

The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America: Volumes One and Two

Madison

The Papers of James Madison, Presidential Series, Volume 7

War of 1812

The War of 1812

Conflict for a Continent

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report

The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

The Human Rights Revolution

The Human Rights Revolution

An International History

Philanthropy in America

Philanthropy in America

A History

The Long 1989

Decades of Global Revolution

In Uncertain Times

In Uncertain Times

American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

The Union War

The Union War

African-American History

African-American History

Changing Homelands

Changing Homelands

Hindu Politics and the Partition of India

Nation of Outsiders

A Nation of Outsiders

How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

Mapkc

Карл Маркс: Бремя разума

Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Petersburg to Appomattox

Petersburg to Appomattox

The End of the War in Virginia

Peaceful Kings

Peaceful Kings

Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus

From England to Empire

Metics and the Athenian phialai-Inscriptions

Metics and the Athenian phialai-Inscriptions

A Study in Athenian Epigraphy and Law

Most Musical Nation

The Most Musical Nation

Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Transformative Journeys

Transformative Journeys

Travel and Culture in Song China

Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave

Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America

Their Friendship and Their Travels

The Cold War

The Cambridge History of the Cold War (3 Volumes)

For the Soul of Mankind

For the Soul of Mankind

The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Chinese translation)

Tesla

Tesla

Inventor of the Electrical Age

Becoming Confederates

Becoming Confederates

Paths to a New National Loyalty

Black Leaders on Leadership

Black Leaders on Leadership

Conversations with Julian Bond

Burying the Dead But Not the Past

Burying the Dead But Not The Past

Ladies' Memorial Associations & the Lost Cause

Taming the Unknown

Taming the Unknown

A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

The Chile Reader

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics

La Frontera

La Frontera

Forests and Ecological Conflict in Chile’s Frontier Territory

Tosaka Jun

Tosaka Jun

A Critical Reader

Bad Water

Bad Water

Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950

The Punitive Turn

The Punitive Turn

New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective

The King's Bishop

The King's Bishops

The Politics of Patronage in England and Normandy, 1066-1216

Appomattox

Appomattox

Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

Lens of War

Lens of War

Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War

By Sword and Plow

By Sword and Plow

France and the Conquest of Algeria

Culture

Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants

India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation

The Associational State

The Associational State

American Governance in the Twentieth Century

Discovering Tuberculosis

Discovering Tuberculosis

A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Enlightenment Underground

Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Cold Harbor

Cold Harbor to the Crater The End of the Overland Campaign

Ruling Minds

Ruling Minds

Psychology in the British Empire

Causes Won and Lost

Causes Won and Lost

The End of the Civil War

The American War

The American War

A History of the Civil War Era

Shaper Nations

Shaper Nations

Strategies for a Changing World

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism

Charlotteville 2017

Charlottesville 2017

The Legacy of Race and Inequity

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower

America and the World in the 1950s

All In

All In

The Spread of Gambling in Twentieth-Century United States

La Nacion Sentida

La nación sentida

Rooted Cosmopolitans

Rooted Cosmopolitans

Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Piracy and Law

Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Singing the Resurrection

Singing the Resurrection

Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

Sea of Debt

A Sea of Debt

Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950

Armies of Deliverance

A New History of the Civil War

The Law of Strangers

Jewish Lawyers and International Law in the Twentieth Century

To Build a Better World

Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

Events

September 18, 2019

New Cabell Hall 236 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

September 17, 2019

New Cabell Hall 236 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

April 17, 2019

Harrison Small Auditorium | 3:30 PM

Corcoran Department of History

The University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History has long been one of the anchors for liberal and humane education in the College of Arts & Sciences. Members of the Department are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching. As scholars, the faculty specialize in a wide range of disciplines — cultural, diplomatic, economic, environmental history, history of science & technology, intellectual, legal, military, political, public history, and social history.  Areas of interest span the globe from Africa, to East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States. As teachers, our faculty seek above all to lead students to reflect more deeply on the role historical forces and processes play in the human condition. Offering over 100 courses a year, the faculty teach introductory surveys as well as seminars and colloquia to undergraduates and graduate students. The Department's intellectual breadth is enhanced by its close relationship with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Classics Department, an emerging Law & History nexus between the Department and the School of Law,  the Miller Center for Study of the American Presidency, and the Committee on the History of Environment, Science, and Technology (CHEST). Members of the Department are also closely involved with several interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts & Sciences such as, American Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle-Eastern Studies, Medieval Studies Program, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.  Others work at the convergence of humanities and digital technology, both in research and in novel approaches to historical pedagogy.