Department News

Diane Shaver Clemens, 1936-2016

Diane Shaver Clemens, professor emerita of history at University of California, Berkeley, passed away on May 18, 2016. A memorial and celebration of Diane's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, at the Hillside Club on the UC Berkeley Campus.

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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

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 Jepson Herbarium, the Hearst Anthropology Museum, the Essig Museum of Entomology, among others—on a field trip for the day to the Getty... Read More

Featured Courses | Fall 2016

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