History

Documentary film explores Richland, Washington’s complex heritage

In her award-winning documentary “Richland,” Irene Lusztig drew heavily upon the expertise of Robert Franklin, history professor at WSU Tri-Cities and assistant director and archivist for the Hanford History Project. The film, which investigates a community that created an identity, and future, on a type of “nuclear origin story,” opened at the Tribeca film festival in New York […]

Historian explores the legacy of Steptoe Battlefield

When Ryan Booth was a PhD student researching the history of the U.S.-Indian Wars in the post-Civil War period, he noticed that scholars did not pay much attention to the conflicts that occurred in the Northwest during that time. Steptoe Battlefield, some 40 miles north of Pullman, is one of those sites. Now, as a postdoctoral fellow in […]

WSU faculty selected to speak across state as Foley Fellows

Five Washington State University faculty have been selected to the 2024-2025 Foley Speaker Fellows for the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program. The five are among the more than 30 speakers who will be available for speaking engagements across the state, providing free public presentations on science, politics, music, philosophy, spiritual traditions and more, in dozens of communities beginning […]

Students embrace historical significance in Palouse course

A multidisciplinary humanities course is taking Washington State University undergraduates out of the classroom and into the Palouse. Part of WSU’s First-Year Focus Program, the course Landscapes of the Palouse introduces undergraduate students to the importance of the region through activities that contemplate its many histories. They engage with people who live, work, and care about […]

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]

Seed Grants for CAS faculty

Five College of Arts & Sciences received a 2023 New Faculty Seed Grant from the WSU Office of Research. The grant program supports junior faculty in developing research, scholarly, or creative programs that lead to sustained professional development and external funding. The program is sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of the […]

Historian honored for Fallen Cougars project

For his role in introducing Washington State University students to World War II library archival research, Associate Professor of History Raymond Sun has been named the 2023 recipient of the WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award. The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. Recipients are […]

History senior to speak at World War II conference, travel to Normandy

History scholar and 2023 WSU graduate Alicia Callahan’s Honors College thesis about the heroic efforts of World War II soldiers has drawn national attention, earning her a summer speaking engagement in Washington, D.C., and a trip to Normandy, France. Callahan, who was honored as this year’s Department of History Outstanding Senior, will present her thesis about the U.S. Army’s heroic 6th Armored Division’s service […]

History prof received teaching award

Shawna Herzog, assistant professor for Washington State University’s Department of History, is the winner of the 2022-23 Excellence in Online Teaching Award. The student-nominated annual award is sponsored by WSU Global Campus. The award, now in its seventh year, seeks to acknowledge and reward WSU faculty members teaching Global Campus courses who employ best practices […]

Historian joins Humanities Washington Board

Ryan Booth, a faculty member in the Department of History, has been appointed to the Humanities Washington Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee. The three-year appointment marks the second time Booth has been tapped to serve on the group’s board, the first being in 2016 while he was still a graduate student at WSU Pullman. “It’s an […]