History News and Events

  • Hannah Flora performing in  Orpheus in the Underworld

    The savior of the opera

    October 16, 2020

    With dampened prospects for in-person classes, rehearsals, and performances this pandemic year, UC Santa Cruz’s opera program is adapting with help from donor Scott Lord

  • NSR Graduate Recruitment

    NSF Graduate Recruitment Fellowship

    October 10, 2020

    The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz is recruiting the first in a series of PhD students to begin in the fall of 2021 to pursue research on the history of science, the history of medicine, and/or environmental history in the Global South.

  • Playing For Keeps book cover

    History professor Eric Porter examines musical improvisation as a response to crisis

    August 31, 2020

    "Playing for Keeps: Improvisation in the Aftermath" is an exploration of the various ways that musical improvisation can be used as a method for responding to crisis and dealing with trauma and stress.

  • "Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1788” by William Booth (Library and Archives

    UCSC historian Greg O’Malley awarded NEH grant for research on slavery in early America

    August 12, 2020

    UCSC history professor Gregory O’Malley has received a Public Scholars Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a biography of David George, who was born a slave in 1743 and whose pursuit of freedom intersects with major events of the Revolutionary Era.