Department News

Laqueur Pens Opera "Death With Interruptions"

Hellen Fawcett Professor of History Thomas Laqueur has written an opera titled "Death With Interruptions" based off the Jose Saramago book of the same name. 

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Former Michigan Governor Granholm to Speak at History Commencement

The Department of History is pleased to announce Jennifer Granholm ’84, former two-term governor of Michigan and current Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy, will address candidates for graduation at the Department’s 2015 commencement ceremony. “Governor Granholm is one of the most important voices today in... Read More

Alum Pens Historical Novel, Reflects on Skills Gained as History Major

The debut novel of UC Berkeley History alumnus Justin Gakuto Go ’03 is an ambitious tale that straddles the genres of historical fiction, romance, and suspense. The Steady Running of the Hour (San Jose: Simon & Schuster, 2014) traces the story of a young American who learns he may be... Read More

Professor Maureen Miller a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America
Professor Maureen Miller has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America.  Founded in 1925 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Academy is the largest and most venerable organization in the United States fostering e
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UC Berkeley Department of History’s 2015 commencement exercises will be held Wednesday,... Learn More

This year's ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:30am, in Zellerbach Auditorium... Learn More

No papers, exams, or outside reading are required—just lots of face-to-face interaction... Learn More

"Without the Civil Rights Movement, we wouldn't have had the Free Speech Movement.... Learn More

Upcoming Events

Apr 18 2015 - 9:00am
Cal Day 2015
May 4 2015 (All day)
Spring 15: RRR week begins
May 6 2015 - 9:00am
101 Circus
May 11 2015 (All day)
Spring 15: Finals week begins