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Tulio Halperin Donghi 1926-2014

Tulio Halperin Donghi died on November 14, 2014 at age 88. He was Latin America's most distinguished historian and a member of Berkeley's History Department since 1972.

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Martin Wins American Book Award for “Black Against Empire”

Given annually since 1980, The American Book Award recognizes literary achievement throughout American writing without limitations on genre. Past award winners come from a variety of literary fields including poetry, fiction, and historical research.

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Activist and Author Alice Walker Visits History Department as Part of Free Speech Movement Anniversary

Recently the Department of History welcomed author and activist Alice Walker to discuss the Free Speech Movement with Visiting Professor Robert Cohen and his students in conjunction with the UC Berkeley’s 50th anniversary celebration of the FSM.

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Undergrad Wins NACBS Essay Prize

The North American Conference on British Studies has announced UC Berkeley Department of History student Tatiana August-Schmidt has been awarded their Undergraduate Essay Prize. Nominated by Professor James Vernon, August-Schmidt’s essay was amongst eight the best essays on British topics submitted by undergraduates studying in American and... Read More

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