Department News

Department Hosts International Conference on History Education

More than 150 educators and scholars met at UC Berkeley on May 1 and 2, 2015 for an unprecedented conference on history education.Teaching History: Historical Thinking Across the K-16 Continuum brought together K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students

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Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion Wins $1 Million Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, co-directed by History Professor Jonathan Sheehan has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Below are press releases from the UC Berkeley Newscenter and Daily Cal:

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Peterson Named History Chair

Professor Mark Peterson has been named Chair-designate of the UC Berkeley Department of History. He will begin his tenure on July 1, 2015. Peterson will succeed Chair Ethan Shagan, who has served as History’s chair since 2012. “I'm looking forward to the challenge...

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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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Upcoming Events

Jun 8 2015 (All day)
Summer Session B Begins
Jun 22 2015 (All day)
Summer Session C Begins
Jul 2 2015 (All day)
Summer Session A Concludes
Jul 6 2015 (All day)
Summer Session D Begins