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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


07/24/2017 - The Uprooted, was awarded the 2017 International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Colleague's Choice Book Prize. There were 330 books submitted this year from 60 different publishers.  Congratulations, Dr. Firpo!

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.  

Cal Poly History Professor Named Cambridge Visiting Research Fellow

May 20, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Matthew Hopper has been awarded the 2015-16 Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

Cal Poly History Student to Attend Prestigious Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute

May 20, 2015


Cal Poly history junior Madeleine Aitchison will attend the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for summer 2015.

Cal Poly History Professor Honored by Historical Society of Southern California

May 4, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor James Tejani was honored by the Historical Society of Southern California for his article “Dredging the Future: The Destruction of Coastal Estuaries and the Creation of Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1858-1913.” 

Sarah Bridger Releases New Book ‘Scientists at War’

Apr 8, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Sarah Bridger released her latest book, “Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research.” The text offers readers an authoritative inside look into the moral dilemmas scientists faced during times of conflict. 

Professor Awarded $152,000 NSF Grant for Research of Connections Between Slavery and Science

Mar 16, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Kathleen Murphy received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for more than $152,000 for her project “Exploring the Use of British Slave Trade Ships to Gather Biological Specimens and Data.”

Cal Poly to Host ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ Lecture Nov. 7

Nov 7, 2014


In observance of Constitution Day, UC Berkeley Professor Ian F. Haney López will present “Dog Whistle Politics: Race, Conservatism and a Middle Class in Crisis” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Engineering IV (Building 192), Room 106 on campus.

History Professor Honored by Western History Association

Nov 6, 2014


Cal Poly history Professor James Tejani was awarded the 2014 Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Western History Association (WHA) for his article “Dredging the Future: The Destruction of Coastal Estuaries and the Creation of Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1858-1913.”

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