David   C.  Fisher

Associate Dean  

Office: BMAIN 1.432
Phone: (956) 882-8836
Email: david.fisher@utrgv.edu

Dr. David C. Fisher





Selected Publications


  • David Fisher. "Kremlin on the Trocadero: The Unexpected Claim to Modernity in Russian Architecture at the World’s Fairs," A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture (1700-2014) . Routledge, September 2018: 97-112.

  • David Fisher. Big History: Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future. Honolulu: World History Connected, 15, no. 1 February 2018: 1.

  • David Fisher. "World History in State Standards: A Research Assignment for College Juniors and Seniors.," Atlanta, Georgia: World History Bulletin 28, no. 2 (December 2012): 71-74.

  • David Fisher. "A Missed Opportunity for World History in Texas," Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 170-193.

  • David Fisher. "What's Wrong (and Right) with World History in Texas," World History Bulletin 26, no. 2 (December 2010): 29-33.

  • David Fisher. "Russia and the Crystal Palace in 1851," Great Britain, the Empire and the World at the Great Exhibition, 1851. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008: 123-145.

  • David Fisher. "The Rise of a Radical Opposition, 1861-1881," Events that Changed Russia since 1855. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2007: 29-43.

  • Konstantin Schneider and David Fisher. Was There an ‘Early Russian Liberalism’? Perspectives from Russian and Anglo-American Historiography. Bloomington, IN: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 7, no. 4 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2006: 825-841.

  • David Fisher. "Westliche Hegemonie und Russische Ambivalenz: Das Zarenreich auf der Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia 1876 [Western Hegemony and Russian Ambivalence: The Tsarist Empire at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia]," Leipzig: Comparativ 9, no. 5/6 (1999): 44-60.



Selected Presentations


  • David Fisher. "River of Wealth and Poverty: A Little Big History of the Lower Rio Grande," 2018 International Big History Association Conference, International Big History Association, Villanova, PA (July 2018)

  • David Fisher. "Big History in the RGV: An Interdisciplinary Journey into the Past and Future," Nexus: The CLA's Research, Teaching, and Service Symposium, UTRGV College of Liberal Arts, Brownsville, TX (April 2018)

  • David Fisher. "Kremlin on the Trocadero: The Unexpected Claim to Modernity in Russian Architecture at the World's Fairs," History Department Faculty Research Colloquium, UTRGV History Department, Edinburg (September 2017)

  • David Fisher. "Nation Y in World History: Oxymoron or Viable Formula? Russia as a Case Study," A World of Change: World History Association of Texas 2017 Conference, World History Association of Texas, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX (March 2017)

  • David Fisher. "Interdisciplinary Challenges and Benefits of "Big History" for Honors Students," National Collegiate Honors Council, Seattle, WA (October 2016)

  • David Fisher. "Turning Points in the Big History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley," World History Association of Texas 2016 Conference, World History Association of Texas, Austin, TX (March 2016)

  • David Fisher. "What’s So Funny? The Serious Humor in U.S. Political Cartoons," Lecture Series, Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, U.S. Department of State and Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, Kremenchuk, Ukraine (February 2013)

  • David Fisher. "The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 16-28, 1962 in a Cold War Context, 1947-1991," Youth Diplomatic Initiative , U.S. State Department and Youth Diplomatic Initiative, Kyiv, Ukraine (November 2012)

  • David Fisher. "World History Standards in U.S. Schools: The Devil is in the Details (Roundtable)," World History Association Annual Meeting, World History Association, Albuquerque, NM (June 2012)

  • David Fisher. "Our Nation and Our World: A Critical View of World History Studies in the TEKS," Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference, Texas Council for the Social Studies, Austin, TX (October 2011)

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