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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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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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Career Development Resources

Need help navigating your way through grad school and planning your future after you've completed your PhD? Dive into our career development resources for internships, skills-building sessions, workshops, and lectures geared to guide you through the program and prepare you to utilize your PhD in any career you choose. Remember to check back frequently for updated news and opportunities. We also encourage you to explore the AHA's vast resources on their site: https://www.historians.org/jobs-and-professional-development/career-diversity-for-historians

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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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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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