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 2021-22

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


History Homecoming | Thursday, February 17 2022

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’s History Homecoming, we will reflect on the social and cultural significance of food and dining through the ages. Join our esteemed panelists Rebecca McLennan, James Vernon, and Wen-hsin Yeh on culinary journeys through time and space. The panel will be moderated by Department Chair Cathryn Carson.

PhAT-Faculty Dinner| TBD

Cal Day | TBD 

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 | Friday, May 6 2022

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 | Wednesday, May 18 2022

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