UCSB History Students Garner Five 2017 Commencement Awards

 Paola De La Cruz Paola de la Cruz, a History of Public Policy major, has received the Thomas More Storke Award for Excellence, which is the campus’s highest student honor for outstanding scholarship and extraordinary service to the university, its students, and the community. Paola is completing a senior thesis that examines the history of the Ventura School for Girls, […]

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Ancient Chinese Historian Anthony Barbieri-Low Experiments with Innovative Teaching Techniques during Summer Session B

Professor Barbieri-Low’s HIST 2A conducts the Wittfogel experiment

While teaching World History (History 2A) during the last few years, I have been experimenting with various historical games or simulations that might make the study of the ancient world more memorable. Some of these ideas were originated by my TA’s during our History 500 (TA workshop) sessions, and others I brainstormed over of last couple years by myself or […]

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“Spring Insight” for prospective students held on April 11th

Students and their families visited the History Dept. table to learn about studying History at UCSB. On Saturday, April 11, the History Department’s information table at the Spring Insight Open House offered information and advice about the History major at UCSB. Why study history at UCSB instead of at another UC campus? Besides the obvious advantages of our climate and […]

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Department Chair’s Message to History Majors

Read about how the History Department is dealing with the effects of the severe budget cuts on undergraduate courses. Dear History Majors, As you are no doubt aware, the University is in the midst of a potentially catastrophic budget crisis. The crisis is already having a big impact on the faculty, staff, and students. For the faculty, the budget cuts […]

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Spring Insight Open House for prospective freshmen and transfers

Numerous admitted students stop by History Department table On Saturday, April 4, 2009, the History Department’s Table at the Academic Fair offered friendly advice and information about the History major at UCSB. Why study history at UCSB instead of at another UC campus? Besides the obvious advantages of our climate and location, UCSB’s History program offers a broad array of […]

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History of Surfing course to be offered in Spring 2009.

History 103S will be crosslisted with ES 103S. In Spring 2009, the UCSB Department of History and the Environmental Studies Program will again offer a course on the history of surfing (History 103S), supported by the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Environment field with the Associated Students Coastal Fund and taught by Peter Neushul and Peter Westwick. UCSB first […]

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