The UNL History Club is offering a chance for students, faculty and staff to experience a Civil War camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The demonstration will include both Union and Confederate campsites set up north of the Nebraska Union.
Students cataloged more than 150 historic items during UNL's third History Harvest, held March 15 at the Nebraska History Museum. The artifacts — each recorded digitally — included a mid-19th century scrapbook kept by a many who spent 11 years traveling with a circus and five boxes containing information on the history of Lincoln and First-Plymouth Church. The project is designed to help communities collect, preserve and share their rich histories.
A project led by UNL's William G. Thomas seeks to uncover and digitize nearly 4,000 court files from early 1800s Washington, D.C., courts. The project will allow scholars to analyze the files, outlining social and family networks of both blacks and whites in early Washington.
The UNL History Harvest project, along with the Nebraska State Historical Society, will host the third annual History Harvest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 in the Nebraska History Museum. History Harvest is an innovative project that brings together computer science and history students to produce a digital history of Nebraska generated by and for the people of Nebraska.
The quilting prowess and life experience of Grace Snyder are helping bring pioneer history to life for Nebraska elementary school students. The new, online history curriculum was developed by NET Learning Services, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Tim Borstelmann, the E.N. and Katherine Thompson Professor of Modern World History at UNL, has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
In popular culture, espionage is a glamorous occupation — cool cars, life-saving gadgets and martinis, shaken, not stirred. But in the real world, espionage is much different. With that in mind, Gerald Steinacher, assistant professor of history, is offering for the first time a class on the history of espionage, covering intelligence gathering from World War I to today.
Christine Stewart-Nuñez, who received her doctorate degree from UNL, will deliver “Meditations on Medieval Women: Poems Inspired by Life and Art" for the Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture on Oct. 3.