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History Grad Featured in Documentary Film "East of Salinas"

Oscar Ramos picked garlic and lettuce and strawberries and grapes as a young boy, laboring alongside his parents and seven brothers and sisters up and down California before settling in Hollister. He always knew he didn’t want that life for himself. But it could have been, if not for a school counselor who cared — as well as the right friends... Read More

Mackil Wins Prestigious Goodwin Award

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) announced UC Berkeley Associate Professor Emily Mackil has won The Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit for her book "Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon" (2013, UC Press).

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Laqueur on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross"'

Helen Fawcett Professor of History Thomas Laqueur appeared on nationally syndicated radio program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," to discuss his new book "The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains." The interview aired Tuesday, December 15.

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Nylan's Complex Translation Wins Her Scaglione Prize

Professor Michael Nylan has been awarded the eleventh annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature for her version of Yang Xiong’s Exemplary Figures/Fayan, published by the University of Washington Press. Given by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the prize is one of fifteen awards that will... Read More

The Berkeley Data Science Education Program seeks to prepare our students for a data-rich world... Learn More

Spring 2016 course descriptions are now available. Learn more about UC Berkeley Department of... Learn More

Dear Friends of Cal History, It has been a busy year in the department! In our effort to stay... Learn More

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