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.

All History Department Events are Virtual

Zoom details will be released to the History Community as each individual event approaches. Please email with any questions.

History Colloquia | Fall & Spring Semesters 2020-21

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. For more information, view the internal events calendar or email

Thursday, Oct 15 @ 5pm: David Henkin, Waldo E. Martin, and Ronit Y. Stahl"Race, Religion, and the Post Office in the November Election" 

Monday, Nov 16 @ 5pm: Elena ConisGraduate School of Journalism and the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and SocietyTitle TBD

Monday, Jan 25 @ 5pm: Dylan Penningroth - "Race in Contract Law: A History"

TBD - Graduate research abroad roundtable


History Homecoming | Wednesday, March 3rd 2021 @ 5pm

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. 

PhAT-Faculty Dinner| TBD

Cal Day | April 24th 2021

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 | TBD

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 18, 2021

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