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The Dig – Interview with Professor Sean Field

The Dig – Interview with Professor Sean Field

Jean MacBride, Multimedia Reporter

September 25, 2019

As the buzz of afternoon traffic came through an open window in his office, professor Sean Field spoke into a large microphone.  Professor Field was interviewed for the first episode of “The Dig,” a new Vermont Cynic podcast, on Monday, Sept. 23. He talked about his work in medieval history and ...

Canadian slavery lecture shares lost stories

Canadian slavery lecture shares lost stories

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

The Waterman Memorial Lounge was crowded Nov. 28 with students and faculty waiting to hear history professor Amani Whitfield speak about slavery in Canada. Whitfield’s lecture was part of the College of Arts and Science’s Full Professor Lecture Series, started in 2007 by then-CAS Dean Eleanor M...

Learning from a long history of revolutionary action

Learning from a long history of revolutionary action

Gabriel Timberg

April 26, 2018

There have been times in my life where everything seemed like a hopeless waste of time, and during these times there has been one comforting thought that makes it all OK: the hope of a year as revolutionary as 1968. 1968 served as the most important social turning point during the Cold War, setting up...

History faculty talk new publications

History faculty talk new publications

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Students and faculty mingled around a long wooden table. Some flipped through the pages of freshly printed hardcover books Everyone showed excitement and anticipation. On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at Alumni House to honor research published by professors in the history department. ...

How rewriting history could save the planet

How rewriting history could save the planet

Lily Spechler

February 28, 2017

AC/DC, the world famous Australian rock band, had it right when they said we were on the highway to hell. AC/DC stands for “alternating current” and “direct current,” and represents the “War of Currents” that took place in the late 1880s. Thanks to the biases of modern day textbooks,...

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Harriet Tubman to knock Jackson out

Anna Power

May 7, 2016

For as long as the U.S. monetary system has existed, paper bills have portrayed only male historical figures, but a new movement has added a woman to these bills. Harriet Tubman in particular is to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, while the former president is relocated to the ...

From the parking lot: A history of the 2005 UVM-Syracuse game

From the parking lot: A history of the 2005 UVM-Syracuse game

John Suozzo

March 17, 2016

In the wake of the men’s basketball team’s March 12 loss, and the subsequent end of their bid for a NCAA tournament title, faculty and a former player looked back at one of the most important moments in UVM athletic history – the 2005 win over the University of Syracuse in the NCAA Division I tou...

Lecture explores 19th century opiate use in Vermont

October 28, 2015

An author and former federal prosecutor talked about the widespread opiate addiction Vermonters had in the mid to late 19th century Oct. 20 in UVM’s Waterman Lounge.Gary Shattuck gave his lecture as the first in a series dedicated in memory of Samuel Hand, a historian, political scientist and scholar...

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