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

The American Historical Association (AHA) named three UC Berkeley faculty members among its prize recipients for 2018. Prizes are to be awarded at the AHA's annual meeting in Chicago on January 3–6, 2019.

September 18, 2018

UC Berkeley News

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

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a grant to Dr. Rachel Reinhard (UCBHSSP) and Prof. Mark Brilliant to reprise their Landmarks of American History workshop for teachers next summer.
Associate Professor Vanessa Ogle has recently garnered two awards for her article "Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1950s–1970s," published in the Dec. 2017 issue of The American Historical Review.

June 22, 2018

On May 26, Bard College awarded an honorary doctoral degree to Professor Emeritus Martin E. Jay during the College's 158th Commencement Ceremony. Professor Jay joins a prestigious group of individuals to have received honorary degrees from Bard College, including Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Martin Luther King, Jr, and many other notable figures.

May 25, 2018

Professor Cathryn Carson will be one of 20 UC Berkeley faculty members to take part in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Academy in Spring 2019.

April 30, 2018

The Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters and Science has selected Stephanie Jones-Rogers, assistant professor of history, as a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each year the Division recognizes faculty who are outstanding for their excellence in graduate and undergraduate classroom teaching.

April 10, 2018

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded fellowships to three Department of History faculty members. From a pool of nearly 1,150 applicants, peer reviewers awarded fellowships to 78 individuals, including Professor Dylan Penningroth, Associate Professor Nicolas Tackett, and Dr. Stacey Van Vleet, a visiting lecturer.

March 20, 2018

The American Historical Association has named the UC Berkeley Department of History as one of 20 recipients of a 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grant, part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative.

March 1, 2018

The American Council of Learned Societies has named Associate Professor Christine Philliou as a 2018 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow. Philliou, who specializes in the political and social history of the Ottoman Empire, will utilize the fellowship to complete research on The Many Deaths of the Ottoman Empire, 1800-2017 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2019-2020.

January 16, 2018

UC Berkeley News

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

In a recent essay published by The Conversation, Associate Professor Brian DeLay outlines how "the U.S. arms industry's close alliance with the government is as old as the country itself, beginning with the American Revolution."

September 6, 2017

An article published on September 6 in the Charleston City Paper highlights research by Assistant Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers.

July 27, 2017

The Berkeley Blog

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.

May 2, 2017

Clare Ibarra, a history graduate student instructor (GSI), has been recognized with a 2017 Teaching Effectiveness Award for her essay, "Bridging the Gap between K-12 and University-level History." The Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs honors a small number of GSIs who devise solutions to teaching or learning problems they have identified in their classes and write them up in a one-page essay.