Upcoming Events

Monday, April 3, 2017

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

 Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, History, University of Maryland, College Park

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

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 >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Thomas W. Laqueur

 Academic Senate

Thomas W. Laqueur
Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History

How Dogs Make Us Human

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincenentary: A First Assessment

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

 Department of History

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The First Hundred Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

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

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day: Don't Know Much About History?

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

 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

History 101 Circus: Undergraduate Research Showcase

Presentation | May 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History

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 >

Friday, May 5, 2017

Teaching History Conference: Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall


UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, 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 K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countries—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—began a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Department of History Commencement Ceremony

Special Event | May 16 | 8:30-11 a.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History, Department 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.


  Tickets go on sale April 11. Buy tickets online or by calling Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at (510) 642‐9988, or by emailing Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at tickets@calperformances.org