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Professor Ari Kelman receives Graduate Mentoring Award

Professor Ari Kelman receives Graduate Mentoring Award

Professor Ari Kelman has been awarded a Graduate Studies Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. He will be formally honored at the Graduate Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, May 23, 4pm-6pm at the ARC Ballroom.

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Meet the Students of the History Department at UC Davis

Meet the Students of the History Department at UC Davis

Read what our peer advisors have to say about UC Davis

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Greg Downs elected to the Society of American Historians

Greg Downs elected to the Society of American Historians

Professor Greg Downs was elected to the Society of American Historians in recognition of the literary and scholarly distinction of his historical writing.

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UCD History Department awarded AHA Career Diversity Implementation Grant

The UCD Department of History has been chosen as a recipient of the American Historical Association's 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grants, part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative.

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Louis Warren wins Bancroft Prize

Louis Warren wins Bancroft Prize

Louis Warren, the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of U.S. Western History at UC Davis, was named winner of a 2018 Bancroft Prize for his book, "God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America."

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Greg Downs wins Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Greg Downs wins Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award

Professor Greg Downs has been awarded UCD Academic Senate's Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, which honors "exceptional faculty who continue the tradition and demonstrate the commitment of the Davis campus to public service.”

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Chuck Walker awarded ACLS Fellowship

Chuck Walker awarded ACLS Fellowship

Professor Chuck Walker has been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies fellowship for next year for his research on the history of the Sendero Luminoso in Peru.

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Louis Warren wins R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellowship

Louis Warren wins R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellowship

Professor Louis Warren was awarded the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellowship in the Humanities at the Huntington Library.

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Rachel St. John awarded Huntington Library fellowship

Rachel St. John awarded Huntington Library fellowship

Associate Professor Rachel St. John won a year-long fellowship at the Huntington Library.

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Cecilia Tsu wins ACLS fellowship

Cecilia Tsu wins ACLS fellowship

Associate Professor Cecilia Tsu was awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Omnia El Shakry wins both Stanford Humanities Center fellowship and UC Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship

Omnia El Shakry wins both Stanford Humanities Center fellowship and UC Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship

Professor Omnia El Shakry has been awarded both the Stanford Humanities Center fellowship and the UC Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for next year to support her research on the encounter between Catholicism and Islam in twentieth-century Egypt.

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Howard Chiang wins ISS Junior Faculty Research Grant

Howard Chiang wins ISS Junior Faculty Research Grant

Assistant Professor Howard Chiang has been awarded the Institute for Social Sciences Junior Faculty Research Grant for his project on "The Cultural Revolution of the Unconscious."

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Ian Campbell wins American Councils Research Fellowship

Ian Campbell wins American Councils Research Fellowship

Associate Professor Ian Campbell has been awarded an Advanced Research Fellowship from the American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program. This fellowship will support a full academic year of research in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2018-19 for Campbell's second book project, The Bleeding Edges: Borderlands Violence and Russia's Enduring Empire, 1800-1917, a study of the culture and practice of counterinsurgency around multiple peripheries of the Russian Empire.

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UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, creates web project for their 2016-2017 Honor's Thesis

UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, creates web project for their 2016-2017 Honor's Thesis

UC Davis History student, Arthur Koehl, created a web project for their 2016-2017 Honor’s Thesis. The project is an initiative to tell the misunderstood story of the Malgre-Nous to an English audience.

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Lorena Oropeza Wins Equity Prize

Lorena Oropeza Wins Equity Prize

Associate Professor Lorena Oropeza was awarded the 2017 Equity Award from the American Historical Association for excellence in recruiting and retaining historians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gives Lunn Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gives Lunn Lecture

If you missed Stacy Schiff's talk, you can now watch it online.

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'The Other Slavery' Wins California Book Award

'The Other Slavery' Wins California Book Award

Prize is Latest Honor for History of Native American Enslavement

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Resendez Wins Bancroft Prize for 'The Other Slavery'

Resendez Wins Bancroft Prize for 'The Other Slavery'

A landmark history by Professor Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, is the winner of a 2017 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy.

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Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

Warmest congratulations are due to Professor Lorena Oropeza, who is a recipient this year of the Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community.

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A Historian's Impact: New National Monument

A Historian's Impact: New National Monument

Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction—writing books, articles and an interactive website about “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”

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Book Exposes Myths About Drylands

Book Exposes Myths About Drylands

Professor Diana Davis’ latest book, The Arid Lands, overturns long-held notions of deserts as wastelands in need of restoration.

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Book on Native American Slavery Vies for National Book Award

Book on Native American Slavery Vies for National Book Award

A sweeping history by Professor Andres Resendez, "The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America," is a finalist for a 2016 National Book Award.

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Teacher Workshop on Transcontinental Railroad to Make Another Run

Teacher Workshop on Transcontinental Railroad to Make Another Run

Historic Landmarks Program Gets 4th Round of NEH Funding

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Graduate Application Deadline changed to January 5

Graduate Application Deadline changed to January 5

There has been a change in the application deadline for Graduate Students applying to the Department of History

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Professor's Study Helps National Park Service Commemorate Reconstruction Era

Professor's Study Helps National Park Service Commemorate Reconstruction Era

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer, Associate Professor Gregory Downs has focused on an oft-forgotten part of U.S. history that our national parks are now helping the public to understand - the Reconstruction era.

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Book 'The Other Slavery' Hailed as Landmark History

Book 'The Other Slavery' Hailed as Landmark History

Andres Resendez didn't set out to write a sweeping narrative when he first began to research the history of enslavement of Native Americans in North America.

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Historian Beverly Bossler Interviewed on New Book Networks

Historian Beverly Bossler Interviewed on New Book Networks

Beverly Bossler, professor of history, talks about her book, Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters (University of Washington Press, 2015), in a recent interview on New Books Network.

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Faculty named to national speakers bureau

Faculty named to national speakers bureau

Four more faculty members of the Department of History have been named to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program: Kathryn Olmsted, professor and chair; Andrés Reséndez and Louis Warren, professors; and Lisa Materson, associate professor.

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