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Fathauer Chair Turns to Gold



Fairbanks, Alaska—History professor Carol Gold has been appointed the Arthur T. Fathauer Chair in History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The late Helen Ann Fathauer established the Fathauer Chair in 2000 in honor of her late husband, who studied history at the University of Chicago.

Gold joined the UAF history department in 1980. She has taught a wide variety of courses on European, Scandinavian and women’s history and published multiple books, chapters and articles in English and Danish. Her recent book, “Danish Cookbooks: Domesticity and National Identity 1616-1901,” was named one of the best culinary histories by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

During her time at UAF, Gold has served on dozens of committees from the departmental to statewide level. She is a founder of the UAF Women’s Center and served as its director from its founding in 1994 until 1996. She has twice served as the chair of the history department between 1998 and 2001 and then from 2001 to 2006.

Gold holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Antioch College. She earned her master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies and a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin.
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