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Governor Brown Announces Appointments - Catherine Gudis
Catherine Gudis, 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Gudis has been an associate professor and director of the public history program at the University of California, Riverside since 2007, where she was an assistant professor from 2005 to 2007. She was director of education…
Smithsonian names woman to top post at American History Museum
UC Riverside History Alum Anthea M. Hartig becomes the first woman to be permanent director of Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Read More
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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".