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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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Graduate Students Evan Suda, Joshua Little, Carly Maris present @UCRideas Mellon AIS conference, "Polarity, Diversity, Confluence"
Polarity, Diversity, Confluence Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference March 7 & 8, 2019 An interdisciplinary exploration in the intersections of economic inequality, religious identity, contested histories and diversity in higher education   READ MORE Full Schedule
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AIA: J. Haberstroh, “A Run Through Time: Travels in Ancient and Modern Greece,” Riverside Public Library, Saturday, January 19, 2-3:30pm
What is it like to live and work in Greece for a year? John Haberstroh will share his experiences as a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA). As an ancient historian immersed in the world of classics and archaeology, John will offer his perspectives on the benefits of travel, discuss his…
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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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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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