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2024 History Department Graduation Ceremony

Join us on Sunday, June 16 at the Chumash Auditorium, University Union, Bldg. 65, Auditorium.

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Phi Alpha Theta Board Members Needed

Phi Alpha Theta - Cal Poly's Alpha Nu Gamma chapter is seeking Board members for the 2024-2025 academic year. Eligibility for Board positions is limited to PAT members, and current Cal Poly students

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The History Department would like to welcome its new faculty member, Dr. John Paul Paniagua! Click below to view his bio.

New Faculty Member

The History Department would like to welcome its new faculty member, Dr. John Paul Paniagua! To read his Bio, please click below.

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Captivity's Collections

CLA Associate Dean for Student Success and History Department's Dr. Kathleen Murphy's book has just released in October 2023! Click "Continue Reading" to learn more.

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Alumni Spotlight: Halle Gotico

Halle graduated Spring of 2023, but before she left she painted a utility box near Baker Science.

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At the Heart of the Borderlands

At the Heart of the Borderlands

History Department's Cameron D. Jones has a new book coming out in April! At the Heart of the Borderlands is the first book-length study of Africans and Afro-descendants in the frontiers of Spanish America.

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Ethan Gutterman, 3rd Year History Major, Accepted to Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program

Ethan Gutterman, a third-year history major and ethics, public policy, science and technology minor from the San Fernando Valley, will serve as Cal Poly’s 2022 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program.

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Find out why Ana chose to get her MA in History at Cal Poly

Cal Poly Masters in History

Learn how the History Department's Masters in History program can broaden your mind and kickstart your career.

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History Department Statement on Equality and Diversity

The faculty, students and staff of the History Department stand united in our commitment to tolerance and diversity.

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Rebel Imaginaries: Labor, Culture, and Politics in Depression-Era California

Rebel Imaginaries: Labor, Culture, and Politics in Depression-Era California

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Phi Alpha Theta

The National History Honor Society promotes the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

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Book cover: Blacke Market Business

Black Market Business, Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Black Market Business is a grassroots social history of the clandestine market for sex in colonial Tonkin

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The Forum, in Rome.

The Forum

The latest issue of The Forum, the History Department's student academic journal, is in the final stages of editing and production!

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History Professor meets with Cal Poly News: Ask an Expert: What is Juneteenth?

History Professor in Cal Poly News: Ask an Expert: What is Juneteenth?

History Professor Thanayi Jackson talks about the history of Juneteenth and what it means for the continuing fight for equality.

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Cal Poly history students collaborate with American University at Kuwait students for history classes

Al-Nakib had the idea to connect her class with an American government class at AUK.

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THE FORUM: HISTORY JOURNAL

The latest issue of The Forum, the History Department's student academic journal, is in the final stages of editing and production!

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