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”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

History professor to discuss 1960s desegregation in Little Rock schools

Dr. James Ross, history professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will hold a talk on 1960s-era desegregation in Little Rock schools.  Continue reading “History professor to discuss 1960s desegregation in Little Rock schools”

Dr. Edward Anson head shot

UALR history professor provides students with free textbooks

Tuition and fees are constant expenses that college students encounter, along with room and board, books, transportation, and personal expenses. Continue reading “UALR history professor provides students with free textbooks”

Carl Moneyhon

Carl Moneyhon to give lecture on Reconstruction Era in Arkansas

Dr. Carl Moneyhon, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and Civil War expert, will give a lecture on the Reconstruction Era in Arkansas Monday, July 18, in Magnolia.

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Susanah Shaw Romney

History professor lands $50,000 NEH grant

Susanah Shaw Romney, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received a $50,400 fellowship award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research on the Dutch empire.

Romney was awarded the maximum amount under the Fellowships for University Teachers category to pursue her project titled “Personal Interactions and Imperial Geographies in Early Modern Dutch Colonies.”

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Portrait photo of new History Department Chair Dr. Clea Hupp

Meet UALR’s new History Department chair

It’s a long road from Pullman, Washington, to Arkansas.

Dr. Clea Hupp’s journey to the position of History Department chair for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was somewhat shorter.

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UALR history professor publishes book

Internationally renowned scholar and University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor Dr. Edward Anson had a second edition of his book, “Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians,” released this summer.

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UALR history professor’s manuscript wins third award

A UALR history professor has won the prestigious 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ first book prize.

RomneyDr. Susanah Shaw Romney’s book, “New Netherland Connected: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America,” was recently recognized by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

The honor comes with a $1,000 award and a year’s complimentary membership in the organization.

Through a highly competitive process each year, the organization selects the top books and articles across four categories. Romney’s award was for a first book that deals substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality.

The award notification letter described Romney’s work as both “penetrating” and “insightful,” noting her skillful handling of Dutch, Native, and African populations to reframe the audience’s understanding of the ways women “created the foundations of empire from the ground up.”

The book was published by University of North Carolina Press, which has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its publications. Romney’s work was published as part of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture series.

Romney also received the 2013 Hendricks Award for the book and the 2013 Jamestown Prize by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Her research, which focuses on gender, race, and the fur trade in the 17th-century Dutch colony that later became New York, has taken her from the Huntington Library in California to the Gemeente Archief in Amsterdam and the New York State Archives in Albany.

She completed her undergraduate work in history at University of California-Santa Cruz and received her doctorate from Cornell University.

Romney offers courses in the UALR Department of History on the colonial period, slavery, the frontier, gender, and other topics.