Department News

Carson Awarded Prestigious Siebel Chair

UC Berkeley leadership announced yesterday the appointment of Cathryn Carson, Associate Professor in the Department of History, to the Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science. Carson will be the inaugural holder of the chair, created by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation to “recognize and support scholarly and... Read More

Diane Shaver Clemens, 1936-2016

Diane Shaver Clemens, professor emerita of history at University of California, Berkeley, passed on May 18, 2016. Born in Cincinnati in 1936, she received an M.A. at the University of Cincinnati in 1960 and her Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1966. A specialist in United States diplomatic history, she was well known... Read More

History 24 Course Visits Getty in L.A.

On May 7 Professor Thomas Laqueur with the help of graduate assistant Olivia Benowitz took his History 24 freshman seminar which has been studying the museums of Berkeley-- BAM, the Magnes, the Bancroft, The Jesphson Herbarium, the Hearst Anthropology Museum, the Essig entomology collection among others-- on a field trip for the day to the... Read More

History of American Capitalism Course Visits Port of Oakland

On Tuesday, May 3, students in Caitlin Rosenthal's course on the "History of American Capitalism" took a break from RRR week to tour the Port of Oakland. The trip provided an opportunity to see one of the Bay Area's most important but often overlooked economic sites in person. While watching the largest cranes in the world load and unload a... Read More

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