Department News

Big Give 2015

During Big Give — our 24-hour fundraising blitz on 11/19— you can give your favorite Cal schools, colleges, and programs a boost and help them win contests and cash prizes. Together we’ll ensure that Berkeley students and faculty continue to reach higher, dream grander, and imagine farther, maintaining our position as the No. 1 public... Read More

Berkeley News: Whiskers and Locks: Reading U.S. History through Hair

UC Berkeley History graduate student Sarah Gold McBride never set out to write about hair. It’s a research topic that has, well, grown during her extended academic career at Berkeley — offering a window onto the history of popular culture and Americans’ evolving ideas about race and gender.

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Nylan Rethinks "The Humanities" as part of UC Berkeley's "Big Ideas" Program

The College of Letters and Sciences Big Idea program brings faculty and students together from different disciples to discuss one idea. UC Berkeley History Professor Michael Nylan teaming with Daniel Boyarin of Rhetoric and Near Eastern Studies to reimagine the humanities.
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Pair of History Faculty Win Book Awards

UC Berkeley Department of History Faculty members Maureen Miller and Nick Tackett have each been awarded prizes for their most recent books. Miller’s book Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800-1200 was awarded the John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association, for the most distinguished work... Read More

Course descriptions have been posted for Spring 2016 R1B courses. Check....

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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

Upcoming Events

May 4 2016 - 9:00am
History 101 Circus
May 5 2016 - 8:00am
Maroons and World History
May 17 2016 - 9:00am
Spring Commencement 2016