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Dr. Tania Munz to Discuss Her Book May 2

Apr 20, 2017


Dr. Tania Munz, Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, will discuss her recent book "The Dancing Bees: Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language" on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:10 - 8 p.m. in Build. 180 Rm. 102 on campus. 

Dr. Peter Zinoman to Discuss His Work Jan. 11

Dec 14, 2016


Dr. Peter Zinoman, author and professor at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his current book on Anti-Stalinism in Hanoi during the 1950's at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Build.186-C101 on campus. 

History Students Awarded Graduate Presentation Funding

Nov 29, 2016


Two History M.A. students, Alika Bourgette and Crystal Smith, received funding from Graduate Education to present their research at an interdisciplinary conference in October. Both students were awarded $500 Graduate Presentation Awards, which provide financial support for graduate students who present research at a professional conference.

Bourgette and Smith presented their work at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities “East and West” held at Sacramento State on October 29, 2016. Bourgette’s paper was entitled “Paving Paradise: The Royal Hawaiian and the Rise of Waikiki Tourism, 1901-1929.” Smith presented her research entitled “More of Deeds than Words: Italian-American Anarchism at the End of the First World War.”

History Department 2016 Awards & Scholarships

Oct 4, 2016


CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT’S 2016 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Blake Burgess, (Robert C. Detweiler Outstanding Senior of the Year)

Benjamin Klein, (Heifetz Family/John G. Snetsinger Scholarship)

Paul Michaels, (Heifetz Family/John G. Snetsinger Scholarship)

Kaitlyn Moran, (J. Irving Snetsinger Memorial Award- writing)

Solange Kiehlbauch, (J. Irving Snetsinger Memorial Award – political history and writing)

Allison Wilkinson, (Kristin King Morana Memorial Scholarship)

Tessa St. Clair, (Dan Krieger History Award)

Benjamin Aster, (Thomas Redican Memorial Scholarship)

Crystal Smith, (Richard Spencer Wood Memorial Award)

Alika Bourgette, (Richard Spencer Wood Memorial Award)

Dr. Cameron Jones (History Faculty of the Year)

ALUMNI PROFILE: A HISTORIAN IN MEDICAL SCHOOL

Oct 4, 2016


This fall, history alumnus (minor, ‘14) Tom Yusin will enter the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.  Yusin’s interest in medicine began as a child.  Yusin represents his family’s third generation of physicians, but he also comes from a family of history students and practitioners.  Tom’s grandfather, Alvin S. Yusin, M.D., published several works of historical fiction.  

STUDENT ATTENDS CSU RESEARCH COMPETTITION FINALS

Sep 30, 2016


Congratulations to Alika Bourgette, a first-year Masters of Arts program student, who reached the final round of the 30th Annual Cal State University Student Research Competition.  Bourgette presented his paper, “Paving Paradise: The Royal Hawaiian and the Rise of Waikiki Tourism,” which examines human engineering and transformation of the Waikiki landscape into a leisure playground and its contemporaneous creation as a cultural phenomenon via film and literature. 

2016 Best Book Award

May 4, 2016


Sarah Bridger's amazing book Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research just won the Society for U.S. Intellectual History's 2016 Best Book Award!

Congratulations, Sarah!!

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The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980

Feb 10, 2016


Christina Firpo just published a new book with the University of Hawaii Press entitled The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980.

Cal Poly History Professor Selected as Scholar at Institute for Advanced Study

Jun 17, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Matthew Hopper was selected as a fall 2015 scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.  

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