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.
Salim Yaqub to talk about his book Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East relations in the 1970s.
Oct 18, 2016
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Jun 17, 2015
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.
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.