Departmental Events

In addition to the many history lectures, seminars, and workshops listed on the Berkeley Events Calendar, the Department of History hosts the following events catered to students, faculty, and alumni.

History Colloquia | Fall & Spring Semesters 2019-20

The Department of History hosts two to three colloquia each fall and spring semester featuring recent work by faculty members, emeriti, or doctoral candidates. All affiliates of the Department are welcome to attend. All meetings are held at 3335 Dwinelle Hall. For more information, view the internal events calendar or email

Monday, November 4, 12-2pm: Maureen Miller"Abbot Balsamo’s Book: The Origins of Abbatial Registers at Cava de’ Tirreni"
Monday, February 10, 12-2pm: Rita Lucarelli, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Monday, March 9, 12-2 pm: Dylan Penningroth, Department of History and Berkeley Law
Tuesday, April 14, 4-6pm: Daniel Immerwahr, Northwestern University (and Berkeley History PhD 2011)
Monday, May 4, 12-2pm: Graduate Student Roundtable

History Homecoming | February 5, 2020 at Alumni House

History Homecoming, the Department's annual event for alumni and friends, features a faculty panel on a historical theme followed by a catered reception. Past panels have featured such themes as elections, the historical significance of rivers, and letters as primary sources. This year our History Homecoming theme is History Goes to the Movies”. Click here to learn more, and to save this event to your calendar. An RSVP is not required to attend this event. 

PhAT-Faculty Dinner| February 19, 2020 at Alumni House

Cal Day | April 18, 2020 - This event has been cancelled.

Cal Day, UC Berkeley's annual open house, features hundreds of events across campus. The Department of History hosts an info session for prospective majors (Don't Know Much About History?) and a faculty panel on a rotating theme.

The 101 Circus | May 6, 2020 - Virtual event pending

The 101 Circus is the Department's undergraduate research showcase, when history majors have an opportunity to present their capstone projects and answer questions about the research process. Topics cover a wide range of geographic and chronological fields, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

History Commencement | May 20, 2020 : Virtual. Please click here for even updates, as they become available.