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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

James Tejani

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

Kate Murphy

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.”

History Professor Honored by Western History Association

Nov 6, 2014

California Estuary
The award recognizes the quality of Tejani’s article 
as well as his contribution to the study of U. S. history.

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.”

Dr. Molly Loberg Honored by Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Nov 5, 2014

Professor Molly J. Loberg was awarded the History Article Prize by The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the oldest and largest association for female historians in the country, for her publication “The Streetscape of Economic Crisis: Commerce, Politics and Urban Space in Interwar Berlin.”

History Lecturer, Author to Discuss Her Work Dec. 5

Mar 27, 2014

Kathleen Cairns, a lecturer in Cal Poly’s History Department, will discuss her new book, “Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison,” at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Room 111-H in the Kennedy Library on campus. 

History Professor Kathleen S. Murphy Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Apr 3, 2013

Kate Murphy Photo

California Polytechnic State University Assistant Professor of History Kathleen S. Murphy has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The award supports research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that the Council considers to be particularly promising.  Murphy received the fellowship to support her research into the history of science of the slave trade. 

Cal Poly History Alumna Maria Quintana, named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Mar 30, 2013

Maria Quintana

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Cal Poly alumna Maria Quintana has been named a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

Bridger Awarded Dissertation Prize

Jun 4, 2012

Cal Poly History Professor  was awarded the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize by the Society of American Historians.


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