Department News

Martin Wins American Book Award for “Black Against Empire”
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

Three Faculty Receive 2014-2015 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grants

UC Berkeley Department of History faculty members Carlos Norena, Elena Schneider, and Thomas Laqueur have received a 2014-2015 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grants from UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. The program provides a chance for faculty teams to transform core areas of undergraduate curriculum. The... Read More

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