Archive for March, 2021

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month occurs in March every year, with International Women’s Day occurring on March 7th. Starting with the passage of  Pub. L. 97-28 by Congress in 1981, the celebration started as Women’s history week with the said week starting on March 7th. Within a few years, the passage of  Pub. L. 100-9 changed this […]

Alumni Spotlight!

Alumni Spotlight, Dr. Bernard Powers Bernard Powers graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1972 with a History major and Philosophy minor.  Dr. Powers is currently the Director at the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, and Professor Emeritus of History for the College of Charleston. As the director of the Center for the Study of […]

Alumni Spotlight!

Alumni Historian Spotlight – Dan Kallgren Our next alumni spotlight goes to Dr. Dan Kallgren who graduated from Gustavus in 1986 with a major in history and a minor in music and is currently an Associate Professor of History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Kallgren teaches classes on U.S. […]

Alumni Spotlight!

  Alumni Historian Spotlight – John Holt Dr. John Holt graduated from Gustavus in 1970 with a history degree. He went on to receive his MA in History and Phenomenology of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and his Ph.D. in the History of Religions from the University of Chicago in Chicago, […]

History Department DeNault Winners!

The History Department is pleased to announce the winners of the annual DeNault prize for outstanding essays in History. This year we are honoring three students who are all History majors. Lucy Dolan is a junior with a major in history and a minor in religion. She is being honored for her essay “Memory and […]