History Department

Congratulations to Dr. Erika Kuhlman!

Dr. Erika Kuhlman has received a 2014 Outstanding Researcher award. She will be honored at a reception on April 9th, along with four other recipients.

Erika Kuhlman is professor of history, director of Women Studies, and editor of the journal Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. She researches and writes about the reciprocal relationship between war and pacifism; about what compels people to fight or to refuse to fight; and about the relationship between individuals and the nation that sends them to war. Her study of the women's peace movement during the First World War was followed by a history of women's involvement in postwar reconciliation between nations. Her 2012 book, "Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War" traces the lives of German and U.S. women who lost their husbands to battle.

She was invited to give her lecture "Transnational Cultures of Mourning" at Duke University-University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Gender, War, and Culture series in September 2013. She is contributing a chapter in Oxford University Press's forthcoming anthology titled Gender, War, and the Western World since 1650.

Since 2012 she has studied soldiers who survived the war well enough to leave the country for which they had fought, Germany, to seek a fresh existence in the United States. Her chapter about a German writer who deserted his unit and stowed away on a ship bound for Philadelphia will appear in an anthology of Great War literature titled Modernism and War, forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Currently she is at work on a study of five U.S.-bound German veterans, both fictional and historical.


Lori Barber Honored as an Outstanding Student - Graduate School Master's Recipient


Each year, in partnership with the Idaho State University Colleges and Divisions, the Office of Alumni Relations hosts a ceremony to award deserving, graduating seniors with outstanding recognition. This year, Lori Barber was selected as an Outstanding Student for the Master's Program in the Graduate School.

Lori Barber received her Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (History and Anthropology) in December 2013. Currently, Lori is an adjunct instructor teaching two classes in the History/Women Studies departments.







The History Department would like to congratulate all graduates of Fall 2013. The following students received either majors or minors in history.

Bachelor of Arts in History:
Dana J. Bell
Brooke E. Boden
Robert A. Devine
Sheena K. Hawker
Kelsi D. Linsenmann
Jacob S. Monahan
Lynette G. Morgan
John C. Piper
Robin Ueckert
Paul L. Melni

History Minor:
Dani L. Kreuger
Daniel K. Lane
Tausha L. McGahey

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education History:
Uriel Carranza
Lindsey A. Huff
Jonathon R. Storey

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