History News and Events

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    UC Santa Cruz historian and founding faculty member John Dizikes dies at 86

    January 7, 2019

    John Dizikes, a professor emeritus of American Studies and a founding member of the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, died at his home in Santa Cruz on December 26, 2018.

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    History Students Win Humanities Research Awards

    December 20, 2018

    The Department of History is delighted to announce that the following history students have received Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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    History Majors Awarded Koret Scholarships

    December 17, 2018

    History majors Nirupama Chandrasekhar and Samantha Stringer are among the winners of Koret scholarships for the 18-19 academic year!

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    Study Abroad for History Majors

    October 30, 2018

    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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    UC Santa Cruz receives Mellon Foundation humanities grant to explore Earth Futures

    October 17, 2018

    Catastrophic environmental breakdown, mass species extinction, financial collapse, racist separatism, global nuclear war…there is much speculation these days that we are living at the end of democracy, liberalism, capitalism, a cool planet, and civilization as we know it...

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    Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarship

    October 4, 2018

    Koret Scholarships are available to students in any major or discipline who propose an undergraduate research project or creative activity. For more details and to apply visit: koretscholars.ucsc.edu. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

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    The Ottoman Refugee and Euro-American Colonial Terror: A Global Story

    October 4, 2018

    The Center for World History presents Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Isa Blumi: “The Ottoman Refugee and Euro-American Colonial Terror: A Global Story” November 14, 2018.

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    Student Led Research Project Sparks Memory Across Okinawa

    September 7, 2018

    Associate Professor of History, Alan Christy, led a group of dedicated UCSC undergraduate students, alumni, and donors around Okinawa in August. As the Director of The Gail Project, Christy has inspired hundreds of students to dig into the history of Japan and of Okinawa in particular.

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    Fall Department Welcome

    July 16, 2018

    The History Department's annual fall welcome allows incoming undergraduates to meet faculty, staff, and returning students, and to learn about our academic programs before Fall courses begin.