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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 application called “Che’s...

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 thus tackles...
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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".

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 diseases resulted in reduced...

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 science from a historical perspective. WHEATS began...

Historian’s database offers new view of colonial California

Understanding American history is a challenge, but what happens when some of that history is scattered, inaccessible, and in another language? Steven Hackel, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, knows these obstacles all too well. Hackel was recently awarded an archival grant by the John Randolph Haynes Foundation to continue his...
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