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Current News in the Department of History
Check Out Professor Downs's Article in the San Francisco Chronicle

Check Out Professor Downs's Article in the San Francisco Chronicle

SF Chronicle publishes Greg Downs's timely piece on the history of expanding the Supreme Court.

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Professor Holloway Wins 2020 CLAH Distinguished Service Award

Professor Holloway Wins 2020 CLAH Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Tom Holloway for receiving this honor from The Conference of Latin American History for his contributions to Latin American and Brazilian scholarship!

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Professors Andres Resendez, Gregory Downs, and Colleagues Discuss the Role of Public Monuments

Professors Andres Resendez, Gregory Downs, and Colleagues Discuss the Role of Public Monuments

UC Davis researchers weigh in on the role of public monuments as protestors and public officials throughout the nation tear down statues and memorials.

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Professor Downs' Op-Ed Published in SF Chronicle

Professor Downs' Op-Ed Published in SF Chronicle

Professor Greg Downs discusses the toppling of the Ulysses Grant statue in San Francisco and how we need to engage in more meaningful debates about history.

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Professor Baki Tezcan's Newest Article Published and Quoted Internationally

Professor Baki Tezcan's Newest Article Published and Quoted Internationally

Professor Tezcan's critical piece on the conversion of the Hagia Sophia Museum to a mosque has received international attention--appearing in American, Turkish, and German websites and news broadcasts.

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Loren Michael Mortimer receives ACLS post-doctoral fellowship

Loren Michael Mortimer receives ACLS post-doctoral fellowship

We are thrilled to announce that the American Council of Learned Societies has awarded our newly-minted Ph.D. (2019), Mike Mortimer, one of their 45 Emerging Voices Fellowships.

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New Article by Professor Baki Tezcan

New Article by Professor Baki Tezcan

Published in the Jadaliyya ezine, Baki Tezcan connects recent amendments of the Turkish Higher Education Law to the increasing authoritarianism of the Turkish government.

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Read Professor Downs's Recent Article in Talking Points Memo

Read Professor Downs's Recent Article in Talking Points Memo

Greg Downs discusses the history of political reform in the 1860s and questions why Democrats today are so hesitant in implementing similar change.

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Check Out Professor Rauchway's Article in The Guardian

Check Out Professor Rauchway's Article in The Guardian

Eric Rauchway discusses Roosevelt's New Deal, urging our society to follow FDR's footsteps when addressing issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor Corrie Decker Recieves the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

Professor Corrie Decker Recieves the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Corrie Decker for receiving recognition for her outstanding efforts when advising History graduate students!

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Professor Howard Chiang Awarded Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Professor Howard Chiang Awarded Fellowship from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Congratulations to Howard Chiang for receiving a research grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for his research in Chinese history and culture!

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Professor Andres Resendez Awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Professor Andres Resendez Awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

Congratulations to Andrés Reséndez for receiving a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for his accomplishments in Mexican, Iberian, and exploration history!

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Professor Ari Kelman Elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians

Professor Ari Kelman Elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians

Congratulations to Ari Kelman for being elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, a prestigious honor among historians in the discipline!

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History Club at UC Davis Officially Registered as Student Organization

History Club at UC Davis Officially Registered as Student Organization

The History Club at UC Davis seeks to bring students and faculty together to explore history beyond the classroom.

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Professor Chiang's edited 3-volume work on LGBTQ history wins the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

Professor Chiang's edited 3-volume work on LGBTQ history wins the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

Congrats to Howard Chiang, editor-in-chief of The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History (Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019), a three-volume work that won the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work!

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Professor Downs becomes editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era

Professor Downs becomes editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era

The Journal of the Civil War Era and the Richards Center at Penn State announced their new JCWE co-editors, Greg Downs and Kate Masur, who will assume the position effective January 15, 2020.

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Professor Lorena Oropeza interviewed on New Books Network!

Professor Lorena Oropeza interviewed on New Books Network!

Professor Oropeza spoke about her book, The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement (University of North Caroline Press, 2019) for the network's New Books in Latino Studies podcast series.

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Professer Kathy Olmsted writes op-ed on the impeachment inquiry in the Washington Post

Professer Kathy Olmsted writes op-ed on the impeachment inquiry in the Washington Post

Professor Olmsted's op-ed discusses what Watergate can tell us about the current impeachment inquiry and what lies ahead.

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Check out  Professor Baki Tezcan's Op-Ed in the LA Times

Check out Professor Baki Tezcan's Op-Ed in the LA Times

Professor Tezcan comments on Kurdish oppression amidst Turkey's cease-fire in Syria for the LA Times.

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UCD History Ph.D. Tyson Reeder (2016) has a new book: Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots

UCD History Ph.D. Tyson Reeder (2016) has a new book: Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots

Dr. Reeder, who received his PhD from history in 2016, published Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolutions (2019) with University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Professor Kathy Olmsted chronicles Robert Arneson's Anti-Nuke Art for New York Exhibit

Professor Kathy Olmsted chronicles Robert Arneson's Anti-Nuke Art for New York Exhibit

Professor Olmsted has written an essay in a newly published catalog for New York’s George Adams Gallery exhibition of Arneson’s work. Robert Arneson/The Anti-War Works: 1982-1986 is on view at the Manhattan gallery through Oct. 26.

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Professor Sudipta Sen's New Book Reviewed in the New York Review of Books!

Professor Sudipta Sen's New Book Reviewed in the New York Review of Books!

Professor Sen's recently released book, Ganges: the Many Pasts of an Indian River has been reviewed by the New York Review of Books

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Read Professor Greg Downs' analysis of the impeachment inquiry

Read Professor Greg Downs' analysis of the impeachment inquiry

Professor Greg Downs offers his take on the impeachment inquiry for the Washington Post:

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Professor Chuck Walker featured on Al Jazeera Media View

Professor Chuck Walker featured on Al Jazeera Media View

In this interview, Professor Walker provides context for the political crisis unfolding in Perú this week:

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New York Times Op-Ed by Professor Kathy Olmsted

New York Times Op-Ed by Professor Kathy Olmsted

Check out Professor Olmsted’s piece, “Impeaching Trump Will Be Harder Than Impeaching Nixon” published in the October 2, 2019 edition of the New York Times:

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Professor Olmsted hosts podcast series "States of Conspiracy"

Professor Olmsted hosts podcast series "States of Conspiracy"

Delve into popular conspiracy theories this month with a new podcast from Kathryn Olmsted, professor of history in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science.

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Graduate Students Publish Edited Volume

Graduate Students Publish Edited Volume

History Ph.D. candidates Lawrence Abrams and Kaleb Knoblauch are the editors of "Historians Without Border: New Studies in Multidisciplinary History," recently published by Routledge.

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Luna-Victoria Wins IGCC Dissertation Fellowship

Luna-Victoria Wins IGCC Dissertation Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate Lucia Luna-Victoria has been awarded a dissertation fellowship from the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

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Professor Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor receives Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award!

Professor Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor receives Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award!

The Distinguished Mentoring Awards recognize the vital role mentoring plays in the academic and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis.

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Lara receives multiple fellowships

Lara receives multiple fellowships

History Ph.D. Candidate Genesis Lara has received multiple prestigious fellowships to help fund her dissertation research.

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