History News and Events

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    'A Conversation about Oliver Sacks' to feature alumnus Lawrence Weschler and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich

    October 16, 2019

    Celebrated writer and UC Santa Cruz alumnus Lawrence Weschler will join Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich for a public conversation about the late neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks on October 21, at 7 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall.

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    Study Abroad for History Majors

    October 1, 2019

    Join advisers from UCSC Study Abroad and the History Department for a special presentation. Learn about the many UCEAP programs available, the application process, and how to get started!

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    Tales of brutality and survival

    September 23, 2019

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead enthralled a Santa Cruz crowd with stories from Nickel Boys, his new bestselling novel based on the horrifying true story of a notorious reform school in the Florida Panhandle.

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    Study Abroad for History Majors

    September 19, 2019

    Join advisers from UCSC Study Abroad and the History Department for a special presentation. Learn about the many UCEAP programs available, the application process, and how to get started!

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead to read from his new novel

    August 29, 2019

    Colson Whitehead became a literary phenomenon after the publication of "The Underground Railroad" in 2016, a work of speculative fiction about a young woman who escapes a life of slavery on a Georgia plantation and heads north on a subterranean train...

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    New book by Dana Frank tells personal story of resistance, terror, and U.S. policy in Honduras

    July 26, 2019

    "The Long Honduran Night" is the latest book by UC Santa Cruz emerita professor of history, Dana Frank. One of the top academic experts on Honduras in the United States, she tells the dramatic story of life in that country after the military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009.

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    Fall Department Welcome

    July 26, 2019

    Kick off the new school year by connecting with your History Department faculty, staff, and fellow students! Fall Welcome is an excellent opportunity to learn about the exciting history courses, events, and research opportunities available to you this year.

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    UC Santa Cruz establishes interdisciplinary Southeast Asia research center

    July 1, 2019

    A $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will establish a new Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions (SEACoast) at UC Santa Cruz that will bring together scholars from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to address the region's challenges.