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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Friday, October 27, 2017

Walter Hawthorne, Professor of African History and Chairperson of the Department of History, presents his latest research to the MSU Board of Trustees on October 27, 2017. Hawthorne…

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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Friday, October 27, 2017

Walter Hawthorne, professor of African Hisotry and chair of the Department of History, presented his research on the slave trade to the MSU Board of Trustees on October…

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MSU Historian Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Distinguished Professor darlene hine, history

Darlene Clark Hine, Michigan State University John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History, has received the 2017 John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from The Southern Historical Association, or SHA. The Southern…

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MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017
LaShawn Harris

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…

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MSU History Scholar Receives National ‘Best Book’ Award

Thursday, April 13, 2017
book cover: Sex Workers, Psychics and Numbers Runners

LaShawn D. Harris, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of History, is the recipient of the 2017 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians….

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Seven MSU Grad Programs Rank No. 1 Nationally

Friday, March 17, 2017
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Two more Michigan State University graduate programs – African history and supply chain – claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU…

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Documentary “Determined 2 Make It” Selected for INAFF

Friday, October 14, 2016

Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has produced a film, “Determined 2 Make It” (2016), that was selected by the International North American Film Festival….

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A-Bomb Survivors Tell Stories of Love, Loss, Migration

Friday, May 27, 2016
A-bomb over Nagasaki 1945

Nearly 70 years after the United States bombed Japan in 1945, Michigan State University has acquired the world’s largest collection of interviews with bomb survivors living in North…

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MSU Receives $1 Million for Humanities Project

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to Michigan State University as part of its Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program. Marking the largest grant, Jon Frey, assistant…

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