Department News

Barshay Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Koo Chair in East Asian Studies Professor of History Andrew Barshay is one of nine of UC Berkeley faculty members to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Over 200 of “the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders” were included in the 2016 inductees.... Read More

Summer Courses 2016: Japanese Pop Culture – from Postwar to Postmodern

This course will look at post-WWII Japanese popular culture; specifically the “contents industry"--manga, anime, video games, and light novels. As these styles of media have grown in global popularity, it becomes essential to understand their genesis in Japanese pop-culture. UC Berkeley History graduate student Andrea Horbinski

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Berkeley History Summer Sessions: Austrian Diplomat to Teach Course on Historical Roots of Terrorism

As spring semester wraps up its time to think about summers sessions here at UC Berkeley. The Department of History will be offering numerous summer courses including History 100U: Special Topics in Comparative History: "War and Peace in the Modern World: The Historical Roots of Al Qaeda, ISIS...

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Cal Day 2016

Join us for Cal Day 2016 this Saturday. We'll have a session called "Don't Know Much About History?" with Q and A with advisers and students at 1:30, then a panel on elections through History with Margaret Chowning, Maureen Miller, and Mark Peterson!

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The Department of History if offering a wide range of courses the summer from "War and... Learn More

This year's ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Zellerbach Auditorium. The... Learn More

Upcoming Events

May 5 2016 - 8:00am
Maroons and World History
May 17 2016 - 9:00am
Spring Commencement 2016