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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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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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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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Errazzouki wins multiple research awards

Errazzouki wins multiple research awards

The History Department congratulates graduate student Samia Errazzouki, who has won three prestigious awards to support her research.

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Professor Ari Kelman wins the Guggenheim Fellowship!

Professor Ari Kelman wins the Guggenheim Fellowship!

From the Press Release on April 10, 2019: 2019 Fellows—United States and Canada On April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fifth competition.

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Serpa-Flack Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Serpa-Flack Wins Fulbright Scholarship

The History Department congratulates doctoral candidate Ashley Serpa-Flack, who has received a Fulbright award for her dissertation research in Portugal during the next academic year.

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Fellowship established in memory of Brenda Medina-Hernandez

Fellowship established in memory of Brenda Medina-Hernandez

Friends of a recent UC Davis History PhD, Brenda Medina-Hernandez, created a GoFundMe campaign for a fellowship in her memory.

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Professor Jean-Baptiste wins Chancellor's Award for International Engagement

Professor Jean-Baptiste wins Chancellor's Award for International Engagement

Congratulations to Professor Rachel Jean-Baptiste on receiving the UC Davis Chancellor's Award for International Engagement.

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Congratulations to Ashley Serpa!

Congratulations to Ashley Serpa!

Ashley was granted an Oberlin College Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grant to conduct research in the Herbert Shore Collection in Honor of Eduardo Mondlane. Mondlane was the leader of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO). Ashley will make a research visit to the Oberlin College Archives in the summer.

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Prof. Sudipta Sen's new book on the Ganges making a splash in the media!

Prof. Sudipta Sen's new book on the Ganges making a splash in the media!

Professor Sudipta Sen's new book, Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River (Yale University Press, 2019), has made a big splash in the media since it came out in January. Click here for links to the reviews and more.

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History graduate student Carrie Alexander to work for the Delta Protection Commission

History graduate student Carrie Alexander to work for the Delta Protection Commission

Carrie Alexander has been hired to manage the Delta Protection Commission's historical and cultural archives.

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Professor Chiang wins the Yu Ying-shih Award in Humanities Research

Professor Chiang wins the Yu Ying-shih Award in Humanities Research

Professor Chiang won the Yu Ying-shih Award in Humanities Research (Monographic Book Category) to write his next book on the history of Chinese psychoanalysis and transcultural psychiatry.

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Department of History's Statement of Values

This campus and others have periodically been the target of hateful posters and other media designed to incite fear and loathing of various groups of people. Recent incidents have attempted to encourage anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, and anti-African-American hatred, among others. As historians, we are all familiar with the frightful history of this type of dehumanizing rhetoric, and aware of its devastating cost to the communities in which it is mobilized and tolerated.

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Professor Cynthia Brantley, 1943-2018

Professor Cynthia Brantley, 1943-2018

The Department of History mourns the passing of Dr. Cynthia Brantley, Emerita professor of African history and friend to many at the university.

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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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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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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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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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