History News and Events

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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.

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    Commencement 2019 Special Feature: Jessica Chuidian-Ingersoll

    June 11, 2019

    Jessica Chuidian-Ingersoll completed her degree in history and community studies, and received a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award for her senior thesis, "Right to a Roof: The Fight for Rent Control and Tenant Protections in California 1978–1995."

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    Awards recognize extraordinary teachers

    June 09, 2019

    The annual Excellence in Teaching Awards recognized seven exceptional instructors who were selected from more than 430 nominations.

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    History professor Marc Matera named 2019 ACLS Fellow

    May 30, 2019

    UC Santa Cruz associate professor of history Marc Matera has been named a 2019 ACLS Fellow by the The American Council of Learned Societies.

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    Professor Greg O'Malley to give Licker Memorial Lecture

    May 28, 2019

    Greg O'Malley, Associate Professor of History and Gary D. Licker Memorial Chair of Cowell College, presents "The Escapes of David George: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom in the Revolutionary Era" on June 7, 2019.

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    Night at the Museum in Silicon Valley to spotlight Anti-Semitism and the Internet

    April 25, 2019

    What is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the Internet? On May 9, The Humanities Institute and the Center for Jewish Studies will present 'UC Santa Cruz Night at the Museum: Anti-Semitism & the Internet—Old Hatred and New' at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

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    What President Bouteflika's Departure Means For Algeria's Future

    April 15, 2019

    Assistant Professor Muriam Davis talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about this month's protests that ousted Algeria's president after 20 years in power.

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    Undergraduate History Showcase

    April 11, 2019

    Please join us on May 9 for the 12th Annual Undergraduate History Showcase! Hear current students talk about their research, and distinguished history alumna, Juliet Carpenter, discuss how she's applied her history training in the non-profit sector. This event is free and open to everyone.

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    The Humanities Institute Spotlight: The Center for World History

    March 27, 2019

    Building department culture by reviving and reimagining The Center for World History.

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    Center for World History Grad Student Conference

    March 21, 2019

    The UCSC Center for World History is hosting their second annual graduate student conference on April 12, 2019.

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    Book Launch: Dana Frank, “The Long Honduran Night”

    March 7, 2019

    Professor Dana Frank will join us to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Long Honduran Night—a story of resistance, repression, and U.S. policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup.

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    Graduate Profile: Sarah Chang

    February 21, 2019

    In her research, History Doctoral Student Sarah Chang investigates the lifecycle of the postwar factory in China, and the shift for women workers from the home to paid industrial work during the socialist period.

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    “The Right to Be Heard – Jews, Human Rights, and Global Democracy”

    January 30, 2019

    The Center for Jewish Studies and Humanities Institute will present "The Right to Be Heard," a talk by University of Virginia's Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History, James Loeffler, on February 20 at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, UC Santa Cruz.

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    Undergraduate Wins International Writing Contest

    January 28, 2019

    History student Christian Culton awarded a Watt Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) for his paper on the Spanish Civil War.

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

    January 07, 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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    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.