From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: The West German Left, the East German Regime and Israel, 1949-1989From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: The West German Left, the East German Regime and Israel, 1949-1989
Lecture | April 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a spearhead of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons to the Arab states at war with Israel and to the Palestine... More >
Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium: Townsend Book Chat with Diliana Angelova. Intro by Thomas Laqueur.
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family. Introduction by Thomas Laqueur.
Lecture | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Hartmut Lehmann, German Historical Institute
Chris Ocker, San Francisco Theological Seminary; Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Across Germany and the United States many events are being held to mark the 500th anniversary of the roots of the Reformation. Hartmut Lehmann is one of the best known German historians of this tumultuous age.
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)
Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley
This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign... More >
Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21.
Information Session | April 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 88 Dwinelle Hall
Leah Flanagan, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of History; Anne Meyers, Student Services Coordinator, Department of History
Did you know that Berkeley is home to the top-ranked history department in the nation? Learn why from our advisors and students! The Department of History will also have a table at the Cal Day Information Marketplace in Dwinelle Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presentation | May 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research.
History 101 is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a senior thesis. Successful completion of this challenging but rewarding endeavor requires students to do the work of a historian.... More >
Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project,
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countriesincluding K12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchersbegan a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced... More >
Special Event | May 16 | 8:30-11 a.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History, Department of History
The annual commencement ceremony hosted by the Department of History recognizes students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Doctorate of Philosophy in History.