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2014 Newsletter

It has been a busy year in the department! In our effort to stay connected with our friends and alumni across the globe, we are happy to share with you our annual newsletter. The 2014 Department of History Newsletter features faculty news, book reviews, a message from Chair Ethan Shagan, and much more.

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Midwestern History Association Names Top Prize After Professor Jon Gjerde

The Midwestern History Association has named its top book prize in Midwestern history in honor of Jon Gjerde, the former Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC Berkeley

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Carson Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected history faculty member Cathryn Carson as a fellow. Awarded annually since 1874, fellows are nominated for their excellence in advancing scientific research or achievements in the application of science. She is amongst four UC Berkeley faculty fellows selected in 2014.... Read More

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