Dr. Moira Maguire celebrates the launch of her book in Ireland in 2010.

UA Little Rock Receives $40,000 Donation to Create Dr. Moira Maguire Student Support Fund for History Students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $40,000 donation to create a student support fund in honor of Dr. Moira Maguire, a history professor who worked at UA Little Rock for 15 years and had a reputation of going above and beyond to help students succeed.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Receives $40,000 Donation to Create Dr. Moira Maguire Student Support Fund for History Students”

A sign in front of Little Rock Central High School declares the closing of the city’s four public high schools, thus beginning the Lost Year of 1958-1959. Photo courtesy of the Center of Arkansas History and Culture.

UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities”

Briscoe, MacFarlane, and Anson receive Faculty Excellence Awards from CHASSE

The UA Little Rock College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASSE) has selected Drs. David Briscoe, Bronwyn MacFarlane, and Ed Anson as its 2021 Faculty Excellence winners. Continue reading “Briscoe, MacFarlane, and Anson receive Faculty Excellence Awards from CHASSE”

Brian Mitchell is photographed in front of a portrait of his ancestor, Oscar James Dunn. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

A Monumental Achievement: UA Little Rock Professor Authors First Graphic History Book

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has taken his research into Reconstruction history to new heights with the launch of a graphic history book that he hopes will be the first in a series on racial history and justice in the United States. Continue reading “A Monumental Achievement: UA Little Rock Professor Authors First Graphic History Book”

Dr. John Kirk

Kirk Edits Landmark New Book on Civil Rights Movement

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has edited a new book on the civil rights movement that uses primary sources to highlight its important themes, issues, and figures. Continue reading “Kirk Edits Landmark New Book on Civil Rights Movement”

Dr. Charles Bolton

Professor Emeritus Bolton wins 2020 Booker Worthen Literacy Prize

Dr. Charles Bolton, a professor emeritus of history at UA Little Rock, has won the 2020 Booker Worthen Literary Prize for his book, “Fugitivism: Escaping Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860.” Continue reading “Professor Emeritus Bolton wins 2020 Booker Worthen Literacy Prize”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas

Dr. Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history at UA Little Rock, will serve as one of three presenters in a virtual symposium about the migration of Black Americans in Arkansas. Continue reading “Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas”