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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

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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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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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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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Latin American History Graduate Students Receive Fellowships & Appointments

The History Department would like to congratulate numerous current and former Ph.D. students in Latin American history for their recent accomplishments.

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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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