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The University of Kansas senior class has honored Sarah Jen, assistant professor of social welfare, and Jonathan Hagel, assistant teaching professor of history, with 2021 HOPE Awards — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. 

"The Medicalization of the Transsexual: Patient-Physician Narratives in the First Half of the Twentieth Century"

The endeavor of individuals who want to medically change their gender has become a hot-button topic in contemporary society. But it’s actually been part of the cultural dialogue for more than a century.

Untold History of Panama's Successful Enslaved Resistance Detailed in 'African Maroons' Book

LAWRENCE — The saga of enslaved peoples remains a complicated history. But a new book has made it even more complicated.

Drinking in Tradition: A Short History of Izakaya

One of the most enjoyable places to consume sake is the traditional Japanese gastropub known as an izakaya, literally “an establishment to sit and drink sake.” The interior of an izakaya provides a much cozier atmosphere than a typical bar, and often with a more diverse array of foods, fro

Clash of US Empire and Indigenous Peoples of Black Hills Chronicled in ‘Myth-Mapping’ Article

LAWRENCE — Although having grown up in South Dakota, Elaine Nelson knew very little about the Black Hills until she took a college history class on the American West.

David Farber: The War on Drugs turns 50 today. It’s time to make peace.

As declarations of war go, it was pretty low key. On June 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon held a news briefing in the West Wing of the White House.

History and Evolution of Sushi Chronicled in 'Oishii' Book

LAWRENCE — There are 34,000 species of fish. And they all have their own flavor.

Gaming The System: KU Professor Says 'Call Of Duty' Can Help Teach History

Can video games like “Call of Duty: World War II” and “Battlefield 1942” be shaping the way young people view history? Andrew Denning thinks so.

Joseph Hartung follows his passion for policy interning at Kenyan think tank

Joseph Hartung’s fascination with history and the conduct of conflict dates back to his childhood. As a kid, he says, he’d spend hours playing with plastic army men and building elaborate small-scale fortifications out of Lincoln Logs.

KU Scholar Selected as 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas scholar Beth Bailey was named today as one of 26 researchers in the 2021 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. With a $200,000 stipend, it is one of the most generous awards of its kind for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

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