History

The Veterans History Project: Recounting stories of valor and sacrifice

The Veterans History Project: Recounting stories of valor and sacrifice

The University of Connecticut Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is providing an opportunity for UConn students and faculty to take part in an internship to conduct and archive interviews at the U.S. Library of Congress in an effort to preserve the memories, experiences and sacrifices of service members from World War II to the present.

On the history of connecting colonialism and conspiracies

On the history of connecting colonialism and conspiracies

Various graduate students and staff members of the University of Connecticut history department gathered at Wood Hall for a presentation and talk on “Colonialism from the Cretaceous: Ancient Aliens, Modern Dinosaurs and the Lizard People Conspiracy” presented by Ph.D. candidate Edward Guimont.

Why we should still celebrate Columbus Day

Why we should still celebrate Columbus Day

If you’re like me, you were taught in grade school that Columbus was an awful person who killed peace-loving natives, and is a symbol for Western oppression. Consequently, we were told that we shouldn’t celebrate Columbus Day, and that it would be better to replace the holiday with something to honor his victims. For the longest time, I believed this narrative.

Panel on Confederate monuments discusses removal, historical context

Panel on Confederate monuments discusses removal, historical context

David W. Blight, an American history professor at Yale University and one of three featured speakers at last night’s “Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory” event, brought up a relevant quote from poet Robert Penn Warren: “The Civil War lays around in the brush in America like unexploded grenades; sometimes we just step on one.”