History Research Opportunities & Collaborations
"I really appreciate the enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity that Morris students bring to their studies. Their willingness to tackle big questions from a variety of different perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches makes my job very rewarding, and a lot of fun as well!"
—Jennifer Kolpacoff Dean, associate professor of history
History students at Morris develop independent studies with faculty, engage in undergraduate research, study abroad, and compete for national scholarships.
History students have pursued undergraduate research opportunities from London (studying social housing) to rural Minnesota (studying landholding patterns).
With the support of Morris Academic Partnerships, history students have read in the history of political theory, digitized records from the Indian School Service, and explored the local history of upstate New York.
They have made presentations at national conferences including the American Society for Ethnohistory conference and the International Medieval Congress.
Recent graduates in history have held the nationally-competitive Truman and Killam Fellowships and an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship in addition to the prestigious Katherine Sullivan Scholarship from the University of Minnesota.
In addition to participating in international internship programs and teaching abroad, in recent years history students have studied in:
- the Czech Republic
- Three Morris Faculty Members Earn Grant-in-Aid Awards
- Morris Faculty and Staff Earn IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives Awards
- 24 Students and Faculty Collaborate on HHMI Summer Research Projects
- 15 Faculty and Staff Members Honored at Recognition Dinner
- Three Morris Students Named Fulbright Scholars
- Tone-Pah-Hote ’18 Is a Udall Scholar
- Gercken Receives All-University Horace T. Morse Award