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All history majors select a geographic region of concentration as their primary area of study: Americas and Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and the Mediterranean World. Majors are encouraged to get to know the faculty in their region of concentration as early as possible.

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Charles Webster Hedrick
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Literature Department, Classical Studies, Italian Studies
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Hours Spring 2023: Wednesday 9-10 and by appointment (via Zoom)
  • Mail Stop Cowell Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ancient World / Classics, Democracy, Classical Studies, Classics, History
  • Courses HIS 62A, Classical World: Greece; HIS 62B, Classical World: Rome; HIS 160A, Athenian Democracy; HIS 161B, Topics in Roman History; HIS 196S, Special Topics in Ancient History

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • Ancient History: Monuments and Documents. Malden, M.A.: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
  • History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation in Late Antiquity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
  • Demokratia: A Conversation on Democracies, Ancient and Modern, ed. with J. Ober. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • The Birth of Democracy: An Exhibition Celebrating the 2,500th Anniversary of Democracy at the National Archives, catalogue ed. with J. Ober. Princeton, N.J.: American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1993.
  • The Decrees of the Demotionidai. American Philological Association Series of American Studies in Classical Philology. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1990.

Teaching Interests

Ancient Greek and Roman History