Spotlights from 2017
"Reading Galileo" traces the fate Galileo's 1638 "Two New Sciences", considered today the foundation of modern physics. How did readers judge and evaluate this book, a work written by a man censured by the Catholic Church?Click here for more information
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Dr. Baum & Dr. Fedman consistently receive prestigious research fellowships and glowing student evaluations. Dr. David Igler sat down with the two historians of Asia to discuss their work and experiences at UCI.Click here for more information
We also welcome and offer support to all undocumented students enrolled in our classes or major in History. We encourage you to read the statement of support offered by U.C. President Janet Napolitano. For further information about resources for undocumented students at UCI, please visit or contact the Dream Resource Center. (Click for Links)Click here for more information
3:30-4:30: Book talk and signing of "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve". (Moderator: Yong Chen)
5:00-6:30pm: "Where is China Heading?": A Conversation with Lenora Chu & NPR's Rob Schmitz. (Moderator: Jeffrey Wasserstrom)
Join us to honor Professor Emeritus Timothy Tackett. Click for a full conference schedule.Click here for more information
History & Political Science major & first-generation student Yareli Castro Sevilla has dedicated her life to fighting for immigrant rights. The School of Social Sciences recently sat down with Yareli, the winner of the 2016 "Vicki L. Ruiz Undergraduate Scholarship in History".
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The Third Annual Undergraduate History Conference is May 18th. Submit your presentation proposals now!Click here for more information
On the benefits of studying history:
"Instead of treating things as black & white, you develop the skills required to see how things are interconnected. In the current political climate, having the ability to connect the past to the present and critically analyze the situation is a valuable asset."
Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, will be giving the Third Annual Keith L. Nelson Lecture in U.S. International History: "Do Leaders Make History?: Reflections on the American Presidency".Click here for more information
"Both interesting and informative, Public Interests makes an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of media activism in the United States." Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public InterestClick here for more information
Learn about coffee, religion, Armenia, maps, food, Iran, genocide, Jewish cultures, Gandhi and more this Spring!Click here for more information
Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies and Professor of HistoryClick here for more information
UCI history lecturer and alumna Kristina Shull works to give voice to detained immigrants and bring transparency to the systemClick here for more information
The faculty, staff and graduate students of the UCI History Department have written a statement condemning the Executive Order dated January 27, 2017 issued by President Donald J. Trump, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States".Click here for more information
Join us in a conversation with authors working in varied genres who strive in their work to get beyond the stereotypes and fantasies that obscure American views of China and, for that matter, Chinese views of the United States as well.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016