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A careful study of the past helps us better understand the present. History as an academic and professional discipline continually looks for the best ways to help us understand times, people, and places very different from our own.
The links on the left explain our program and provide information about the department. Check this page periodically for announcements and news of interest to history majors.
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Message from Dr. Laura Talamante
I am a Fulbright Research Award finalist for France. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards. Five research awards are available for scholars to spend 5 months in France. http://www.cies.org/Fulbright/
I will be a Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France in March 2014. Located in the village of Ménerbes, in one of the most beautiful regions of Southern France, this 18th-century town house was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar, the artist and Surrealist photographer who was his companion and muse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Maar (1907–1997) owned the house until her death, after which a resident of both Houston and Ménerbes bought and renovated the house to transform it into a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists.
Attention History Majors and Minors: Other Majors and Related Disciplines WELCOMED!
Are you graduating soon? Do you have a passion for the study of History? Are you interested in a career as a professional historian? Do you envision graduate study as part of your future but do not know where to begin?
Then Save-The- DATE for the History Department Graduate School Workshop with special guest speaker, Professor Matt Luckett, ABD Western History/ US History at UCLA. Bring your lunch and come ask hard-hitting questions about graduate school and graduate study in History in a safe and supportive environment. “Why did you go to graduate school?” “Where do I go? What will it cost? How long will it take? What’s the process? What is a dissertation? How do I transition from CSUDH to graduate school”?
Professor Luckett promises NO QUESTION TOO SMALL.
Day: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:30-12:45 pm
Location: LCH A348 English Conference Room (next to History office).
RSVP: Seats are limited so RSVP Dr. Chris Monty (email@example.com).
Excellence Earns Christopher Monty 2013 Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award
California State University, Dominguez Hills assistant professor of history Christopher Monty has a passion for learning and imparting the ability to learn, traits he considers the hallmark of teaching excellence. For such, and upon the recommendation of the Faculty Leaves and Honors Committee, he has been honored with the 2013 Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award...more
Greetings History, Majors and Minors,
The History Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Ericka Verba has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Award for Faculty for her proposal, “A Biography of Violeta Parra (1917-1967), Chilean Folklorist, Musician, and Visual Artist.”
Dr. Verba’s book will trace Parra’s prolific and versatile artistic trajectory across two continents in order to investigate how it simultaneously refracted and constituted cosmopolitan modernity in post-World War II Latin America and Europe.”
Congratulations to the spring 2011 Kilfoil Scholarship winners
1st place: Gloria Lopez