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History Professor Jones-Rogers Talks History and Racial Identity on The Berkeley Blog

Recently, I was watching television and became captivated by the story of a fascinating woman. She was born to parents who claimed one racial identity, which was affixed to her through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. When she grew to be a woman, she made a choice to become someone else. She divorced herself from everyone and everything... Read More

Department Hosts International Conference on History Education

More than 150 educators and scholars met at UC Berkeley on May 1 and 2, 2015 for an unprecedented conference on history education.Teaching History: Historical Thinking Across the K-16 Continuum brought together K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students

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Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion Wins $1 Million Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, co-directed by History Professor Jonathan Sheehan has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Below are press releases from the UC Berkeley Newscenter and Daily Cal:

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Peterson Named History Chair

Professor Mark Peterson has been named Chair-designate of the UC Berkeley Department of History. He will begin his tenure on July 1, 2015. Peterson will succeed Chair Ethan Shagan, who has served as History’s chair since 2012. “I'm looking forward to the challenge...

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