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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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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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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 Howard Chiang's book, After Eunuchs, wins International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize!

Professor Howard Chiang's book, After Eunuchs, wins International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize!

Howard Chiang's book, After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China (Columbia University Press, 2018) was awarded the 2019 Humanities IBP (ICAS Book Prize) at the opening ceremony of the Asian Studies conference in Leiden. The ICAS announced all winners on its website: https://icas.asia/en/shortlist-and-winner-humanities-ibp2019 Leiden University, where the Asian Studies conference was held, also featured a story about the IBS winner and short list books here: https://www.library.universiteitleiden.nl/news/2019/07/icas-book-prize-awarded-at-opening-ceremony-of-the-asian-studies-conference-in-leiden

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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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Professor Decker receives Global Affairs Seed Grant

Professor Decker receives Global Affairs Seed Grant

Professor Corrie Decker has been awarded a UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant for International Activities to conduct oral history workshops in Uganda.

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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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Author of 'Little, Big' and other novels to give Lunn Lecture

Author of 'Little, Big' and other novels to give Lunn Lecture

John Crowley will talk on 'transformative historical fiction.'

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Congratulations to History graduate student, Ashley Serpa!

Congratulations to History graduate student, Ashley Serpa!

Ashley has recently been awarded the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. This award will allow her to conduct research for her dissertation.

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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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Marianna Daniel Earns History Degree at 84

Marianna Daniel Earns History Degree at 84

Russian émigré Marianna Daniel overcomes language, age and health challenges to graduate from UC Davis.

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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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