October 7, 2019
September 23, 2019
On September 16th, Associate Professor Brian DeLay spoke on a panel titled “The 2nd Amendment: American Society’s Interpretation Across Time", at the Free Speech Movement Café in Moffitt Library. The panel, which also included Franklin Zimring, Professor of law, Paul Pierson, Professor of political science , and moderator Hannah Shearer, Litigation Director at Giffords Law Center, debated current issues around the Second Amendement from legal, historical, and political science perspectives.
September 19, 2019
September 10, 2019
Today, Associate Professor Elena Schneider was announced as the winner of the Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize by the Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association. This prestigious prize was awarded for Schneider’s 2019 title, The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World.
August 26, 2019
Undergraduate students, please join us on Tuesday, August 27th from 3-5 p.m. in 3335 Dwinelle.
You will hear from History faculty about the whys and wherefores of studying history,
meet our student group leaders, and have all your questions about the major answered by qualified professionals!
Refreshments will be served. And this year – A HUGE FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!
August 19, 2019
On August 30th, to mark the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America, UC Berkeley will host an initiative throughout the 2019-2020 academic school year, called "400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice".
August 2, 2019
On August 2nd, Associate Professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers was interviewed for The Washington Post about her most recent publication, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. In this interview, Jones-Rogers details her research process, discusses the stereotypes about white women that her research directly challenges, and the public reaction to her findings.
June 24, 2019
On June 20th, assistant professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers was featured on an episode of KQED's radio program Forum, titled "As House Takes Up Reparations Bill, How Should the U.S. Pay Its Debts to the Enslaved?"
May 24, 2019
May 23, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 15, 2019
March 27, 2019
The Department of History recently launched the History Diversity Project, its first-ever crowdfunding initiative. The project, envisioned as an ongoing multi-year effort, will support and explore different kinds of diversity in historical scholarship. Donor gifts made to the project will fund a speaker series, as well as student research and travel funding. For 2019-20, the project will focus on Women and Gender in History.
March 17, 2019
March 10, 2019
March 5, 2019
November 17, 2018
Assistant Professor Ronit Stahl has been awarded the 2018 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize for her book Enlisting Faith: How The Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2017). The prize, awarded by the American Society of Church History, honors outstanding scholarship in church history by a first-time author and comes with a cash award of $2500.
November 15, 2018
Research Associate Alison Klairmont Lingo’s translation and edition, Louise Bourgeois, Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto: Iter Press, 2017) has been awarded the Josephine Roberts Award for the best scholarly edition published in 2017 in the field of early modern women and gender.
October 10, 2018
September 18, 2018
After serving in senior administrative roles within the College of Letters and Science (L&S) for a decade, Carla Hesse will return to her full-time faculty position after the completion of her terms next summer. A talented and versatile leader with a fervent belief in the power of a liberal arts education, Carla has served as executive dean of L&S since 2014 and as dean of its Division of Social Sciences since 2009.
August 9, 2018
June 22, 2018
May 25, 2018
April 30, 2018
April 10, 2018
March 20, 2018
March 1, 2018
January 16, 2018
In selecting The Work of the Dead, a book by UC Berkeley history professor Thomas W. Laqueur, to receive the 2018 Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, the jury praised its examination of how and why the living have cared for the dead in western Europe since the 18th century as a monumental achievement.
October 9, 2017
September 6, 2017
July 27, 2017
In her recent post on the Berkeley Blog, Stephanie Jones-Rogers, assistant professor of history, explores the ways the U.S. legal system has historically sanctioned deadly force against African Americans, and how that history connects to the prevalence of police shootings of African Americans today.
July 17, 2017
Gene Adam Brucker, Shepard Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, died peacefully at the age of 92 in hospice care at Bayside Park Center, Emeryville, California. Brucker is widely credited with having launched a new approach to the Florentine Renaissance as a leader of a cohort of influential historians studying the society and institutions of a city best known for its artistic monuments and literary lights.