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2019 History Graduation Reception

Apr 11, 2019

Please join the History Faculty and Staff in honoring our 2019 graduates!  The presentation and reception will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Spanos Theatre at 2 pm.  All family and friends are welcome - no tickets or RSVP are necessary.  Please contact for additional information.

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Poly Gives 2019

Poly Gives March 7, 2019

Jan 31, 2019

Poly Gives, Cal Poly’s annual day of giving, is Thursday, March 7, 2019. It is a 30-hour digital giving campaign when alumni, parents and friends give back to the Cal Poly they love. Poly Gives will begin at 6:00 p.m. on March 6 and end on March 7 at 11:59 p.m.

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History Department Graduation Reception

History Department Graduation Reception

Jun 11, 2018

2018 History Graduation Reception  June 16  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


History Grad School Panel

Jan 25, 2018

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Dr. Cameron Jones Wins Antonine Tibesar Prize, January 2018

Dr. Cameron Jones Wins Antonine Tibesar Prize, January 2018

Jan 9, 2018

January 5, 2018  Celso Castilho, Vanderbilt University (left), Cameron Jones, Cal Poly (center), and Brenda Elsey, Hofstra University (right), presenting Dr. Cameron Jones with the Antonine Tibesar Prize from the Conference of Latin American History, for his article entitled "The Evolution of Spanish Governance During the Early Bourbon Period in Peru: The Juan Santos Atahualpa Rebellion and the Missionaries of Ocopa."

Winner of the International Institute for Asian Studies Colleagues' Choice Award in the category Humanities

Jul 31, 2017

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) (July 2017)
Winner of the Colleagues' Choice Award in the category Humanities
  Christina Elizabeth Firpo, The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2016.

The Uprooted tells the forgotten tale of a ‘stolen’ generation: the fatherless métis children born in French Indochina. Uprooted from their Southeast Asian mothers, these children were placed in government-run orphanages and educational institutions as part of a colonial policy devised to disconnect them from their maternal indigenous roots. Rich in archival detail, this thoroughly researched book offers a brilliant and thus far neglected instance of child removal and the associated colonial and post-colonial discourse of race and gender.
Dr. Bodemer Gives Lecture at U of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Bodemer Gives Lecture at U of Wisconsin - Madison

Jul 31, 2017

Dr. Bodemer Gives Lecture at U of Wisconsin - Madison, July 19, 2017.  Her lecture, Centering Southeast Asian Perspectives in the Teaching of Southeast Asia: A Methodology, was part of a lecture series at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin  - Madison.

History Department 2017 Awards & Scholarships

Jul 6, 2017


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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. 


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