Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
Revitalizing Historic Sites
A Mac history class drew Natalie Heneghan ’15 (Cedarburg, Wis.) to a HistoriCorps summer preservation project in Wyoming.
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Macalester Names Tenure-Track Professor in History
Karin Vélez has joined the Macalester College History Department as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Four Tenure-Track Professors join Macalester
Four new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Victoria Malawey (Music), Jesús Ernesto Ortiz-Diaz (Hispanic and Latin American Studies), Mario Solis-Garcia (Economics) and Karin Vélez (History).
Unearthing Turkish history
History major Jemma Brown ’11 (New York, N.Y.) spent fall semester of her senior year in Turkey at Boğaziçi University, studying the contemporary Turkish art scene and its relations with the Western art market, nationalism, and constructions of Turkish identity. more
Every year around spring break, Macalester students engage in a Peeps Diorama Contest. Those little marshfellows find themselves in some precarious historical depictions. more
Paper about Minnesota iron miners wins first place national award for Macalester alumna
The Mesabi Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota is a long way from Rose Friedman’s hometown of Newton, Mass., but the 2010 Macalester graduate felt passionately about the area and its early miners. So much so that her essay, "The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and the Mesabi Miners, 1916-1917," won the 2010 Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best paper by an undergraduate student on a topic in labor or work history. Her paper was written for the History senior seminar in the fall of 2009. The prize carries a cash award of $250.00.
About the Pilgrims
Was there really a first Thanksgiving or is that holiday actually the fictional construct of a certain patriotic 19th century woman?
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