From the founding of the Citrus Experiment Station in 1907 and the establishment of the campus in 1954, the Department of History has combined global, interdisciplinary research expertise with innovative teaching and personalized mentoring to embrace the diverse pasts of California, the US and the world. With thirty-two full-time faculty, some seventy-five graduate students and nearly four hundred undergraduate majors, the Department of History at UC Riverside provides a rewarding undergraduate experience and regularly places its graduates in tenure-track positions as well as in competitive public history jobs. Whether you are interested in exploring your own heritage, the history of your community or distant times and places, UCRHistory is here to help! Deepen your knowledge, develop valuable skills in research writing and analysis… join us for the intellectual journey!

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Argentina's missing bones
Argentina’s Missing Bones - James Brennan
Argentina’s Missing Bones is the first comprehensive English-language work of historical scholarship on the 1976–83 military dictatorship and Argentina’s notorious experience with state terrorism during the so-called dirty war. It examines this history in a single but crucial place: Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest city. A site…
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Mediterranean encounters
Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata - Dr. Fariba Zarinebaf
Mediterranean EncountersTrade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata   The book places Galata, the former Genoese colony and European port of Istanbul at the heart of global maritime networks of trade between the Black Sea and Mediterranean ports as well as the caravan trade between Asia and Europe in the early modern period.  It…
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che's village
Che’s Village – Virtual Reality to Stimulate Critical Thinking
UC Riverside’s Associate Professor of History Juliette Levy likes to teach from the edge of the e-learning revolution. Her latest experiment involved a virtual reality (VR) platform intended to stimulate intellectual learning on an emotional level for the students in her History 20 / World History course. Dr. Levy co-created a VR…
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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Daisy Vargas
Congratulations to UCR History 2018 alum Daisy Vargas who has been appointed Assistant Professor  of Religious Studies at the University of Arizona. Daisy completed her dissertation at Riverside in Spring 2018: "Mexican Religion on Trial: Race, Religion, and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands". 
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Citrus Grove, Riverside
UCR History hosts 2018 WHEATS Workshop, Oct 5-7, 2018
Graduate Students in the Department of History and other departments on campus will host the 2018 WHEATS (Workshop on the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology and Science) at UCR.  WHEATS is an intensive, rotating workshop for graduate students and recent PhDs who study the environment, agriculture, technology or…
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Seth Archer
New Book by UCR Alum Seth Archer: Sharks Upon the Land
Professor Seth Archer (UCR PhD 2015)  traces the cultural impact of disease and health problems in the Hawaiian Islands from the arrival of Europeans to 1855. Colonialism in Hawaiʻi began with epidemiological incursions, and Archer argues that health remained the national crisis of the islands for more than a century. Introduced…
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Richard Rush UCR History Doctoral student presents at 116th Annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Association
This past quarter, I had the opportunity to propose new authorship for the Latin poem, "Pange lingua gloriosi" to a group of ancient scholars from across the Pacific Coast at Western Washington University. My proposal that the fifth-century priest Claudianus Mamertus was the actual author of this poem, and not the sixth-century…
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lunch seminar - Dr. Salzman
Dr. Michele Speaks at the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton
On Oct. 11, Michele Renee Salzman, professor in the Department of History, presented a talk at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. The talk was titled: “Why Gibbon Was Wrong: 472 and the Fall of Rome.” Salzman spoke about her new book, “The ‘Falls’ of Rome: Social and Religious History of the City, 273-573.”
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UCR Ancient and Medieval Studies Group (AMSG)
Tuesday, November 27, 1:15-2:45pm - HMNSS 1303   Two UCR PhD students in Ancient Mediterranean History will share upcoming conference presentations:   John Haberstroh, “The Social Networks of the Persian Satraps of Lydia,” to be delivered at “Networking in the Ancient World: Tracing, Understanding, and Interpreting Trade and…
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